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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
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How not to use brain scans in neuroscience

A Nature paper led by a Pitt PhD student revealed a crucial flaw in studies that attempt to predict complex personality traits from one-off brain scans.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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4 health sciences faculty won the inaugural Ascending Stars Award

The honor supports highly productive and creative mid-career faculty with $25,000 in research support.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Medicine’s Utibe Essien won a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award

The program supports faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in their research endeavors.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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Spousal caregivers with disabilities face a wide range of adversities

The first report from Pitt’s National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Supports highlights the many challenges of caring for loved ones.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health

Evan Facher is the inaugural associate dean for commercial translation in the School of Medicine

He’ll continue in his leadership roles at the Innovation Institute as well.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Innovation Institute
  • School of Medicine
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This Pitt-led program will help underrepresented minorities in science and medicine move into leadership roles

The multi-institutional TRANSFORM program supports mid-career faculty during a pivotal time for growth.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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MLB, USA Softball and kids alike use a Pitt inventor’s smart bats and balls

Diamond Kinetics, founded by a Pitt professor and alumnus, creates sensors and other tech to help players analyze their game.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • College of Business Administration
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The inaugural Dickson Prize Day brought groundbreaking scientists to Pitt

Here’s what they had to say during their on-campus remarks. Previous awardees have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Donald Yealy has been named editor-in-chief of Annals of Emergency Medicine

Yealy has served on the board of the journal since 1997.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt researchers pulled 700,000 years of glacial history from an Andean lakebed

It’s the longest-ever glacier record for the tropics, and it could help scientists better understand modern-day climate change.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
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Stimulating the spinal cord helps improve arm control in paralyzed macaques, a Pitt study found

The team’s new technology could help humans with limited arm function regain movement.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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This Pitt-supported free job training program is filling a dire need in research

A partnership with Manchester Bidwell Corporation is making sure the region’s clinical research studies have the talent they need to make groundbreaking discoveries.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

As new host of the Southwest Pennsylvania Water Network, the collaboratory aims to help build a stronger regional identity around the area’s rivers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This Pitt researcher is using data to fight the opioid epidemic

Jeanine Buchanich’s work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health is pinpointing which public health interventions show the most benefit.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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From the archives: Father-kid dynamic duos

For these Pitt dads, teaming up with their children was a highlight of their careers.

  • Innovation and Research
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Group living means safety from predators but nastier diseases for guppies

A new Pitt study describes a hidden cost of being social that can likely be found across the animal kingdom — even in humans.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt researchers led the largest-ever series of phage therapy case studies

In a dramatic scaling up of an experimental treatment for deadly bacterial infections, 11 out of 20 patients responded well to the therapy and none showed adverse effects.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Every knee replacement creates nearly 30 pounds of waste

A new study co-authored by the late Freddie Fu reviews the environmental costs of orthopedic surgeries and explores more sustainable options.

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Diane Litman and LRDC collaborators were awarded an NSF grant

They will study how to integrate natural language processing into writing feedback and revision.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)