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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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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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Looking at smiling faces extends the antidepressant effects of ketamine

Pitt psychiatrist Rebecca Price writes about her new study, which supports the idea that the drug opens a “window of opportunity” for patients with depression to improve their self-worth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
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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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How Pitt biologists are making fieldwork more equitable

In a new publication, Pitt researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets won a $2.4 million grant to study how societies overcome deep differences

Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili will co-lead the project, which will foster a global network of scholars to tackle polarization and social divisions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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Life science incubator established by Pitt receives $14.7 million from Pennsylvania

LifeX Greenhouse will use the award to fund life science companies in Western Pennsylvania.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt geologists mapped how metal pollutants have traveled across the city

A new study shows where industry and weather dropped metals like lead and cadmium in Pittsburgh soils.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The Big Idea Center is opening in the heart of Oakland

Students, alumni and friends are invited to a Sept. 16 grand opening ceremony to meet entrepreneurs in residence and learn about upcoming programs.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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One way to help college students get enough sleep — pay them to go to bed

When Pitt economist Osea Giuntella offered students just $30 per week to sleep longer, they did — and the results persisted past the study period. Here’s what that could mean for other habits.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt and UPMC Enterprises partner to accelerate research commercialization and build Pittsburgh’s life sciences economy

Pitt investigators studying women’s health, autoimmune disease and rare neurological diseases can get up to $1 million per year for up to two years through a new partnership.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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New research from Caroline Runyan’s lab published in Cell Reports

Her team found that the properties of a neuron subtype are specialized in different subregions of the cortex.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Lillian Chong creates simulations that mimic biological processes too small and too fast to be observed by even the most sophisticated microscope. The result is videos that show what’s happening with

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Stephen Frederico received an American Brain Tumor Association fellowship to study pediatric brain cancer

The award aims to motivate talented medical students to pursue careers in neuro-oncology research by supporting a three-month summer research experience.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • School of Medicine
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A multidisciplinary Pitt team won the first phase of the NIH Neuromod Prize competition

Led by Changfeng Tai, the team is developing a device to address bladder, bowel and sexual disorders.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pittsburgh’s ‘neighborly playground’ for neuroscience has new leadership

Pitt’s Julie Fiez and Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt will lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition into its next era of collaboration and curiosity.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Abdus Wahed received funding to develop SMART patient-centered clinical trial methods

The trials allow for more than one treatment to be given to a patient, or for treatment to change midway through.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Pitt and ElevateBio are partnering to bring cell and gene therapy manufacturing to Pittsburgh

With a 30-year agreement, the biotech company will be the first tenant at Pitt BioForge on Hazelwood Green.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Corina Bondi received the Rosalind Franklin Award from the National Neurotrauma Society

The award recognizes female researchers who make a notable scientific contribution to the field.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Public Health alumna Mya Brady published a study examining visualizations of infection clusters

It’s her first, first-author publication.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health