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Gwen Sowa was elected to the National Academy of Medicine

The professor and chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation has earned one of the highest honors in health care.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Why don't adult heart cells regenerate? A new Pitt study provides an explanation.

As mice mature, their heart cells quiet their communication with their environment, details a recent paper in the journal Developmental Cell.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Two Pitt physicists were honored by the American Physical Society

Chandralekha Singh received an award for removing barriers to marginalized groups in physics, and Vittorio Paolono was named an APS Fellow.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Peter Wipf has been honored for creative organic chemistry

Wipf won the 2023 Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt School of Computing and Information opens new expansion to support collaboration

The 10,000-square foot space reflects the school’s vision and growth over the past three years.

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Two Pitt student pharmacists received Walmart Health Equity Scholarships

Rena Reid and Kenneth Richardson are recognized for their dedication to bridging gaps in health care in underserved communities.

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Pitt's Mitali Ray named a National Institutes of Health MOSAIC Scholar

Mitali Ray, a postdoctoral associate doing research in Pitt's schools of Nursing and Public Health, has been named a National Institutes of Health MOSAIC (Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and

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Pitt’s Edouard Machery elected president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology

His work tackles the philosophical issues raised by cognitive science.

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Pitt’s Laura Kingsley re-elected to National Council of University Research Administrators board of directors

The organization aims to build communication and consensus between research administrators.

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Pitt scientists awarded $8 million for neurotechnology to restore arm and hand movements after strokes

Marco Capogrosso and colleagues will design and test a system stimulating the spinal cord with electrical signals.

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Pitt regional campuses rose in Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck college rankings

The annual list ranks schools on social mobility, research and community and national service.

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A Pitt student-led menstrual equity program won a national sustainability award

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office for Sustainability took first place in the “Education and Awareness” category of the 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste for a menstrual health equity case study

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5 new books by Pitt authors to read this fall

Whether you’re looking to get in shape or read about everyday beauty, these books have got you covered.

  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • Pitt-Johnstown
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Law
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Two Pitt faculty members won NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

Alok Joglekar and Tagbo Niepa will receive $4 million total through the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which supports early career scientists.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The Behavioral Economics Design Initiative hosted its inaugural conference at Pitt

The organization, directed by Pitt’s Lise Vesterlund, focuses on current research in the science and practice of economic design.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Kyle Orwig received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

The Pitt professor will be honored for his contributions to the field during a ceremony in October.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt was named among the best employers for women by Forbes Magazine

The independent survey spotlights companies leading the way in efforts to support women inside and outside the workforce.

  • University News
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Meshesha Make is bringing Amharic to Pitt students

His lectureship is one of a number of efforts to boost African studies at the University.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
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Biologists named a newly discovered cell repair pathway after Pitt

The PITT pathway, described in a Nature paper by faculty members Jay Xiaojun Tan and Toren Finkel, fixes a part of the cell that recycles waste.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program received a $500,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The program is training hundreds of caregivers on skills essential to support persons living with dementia.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact