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The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center received a five-year, $7.5 million National Science Foundation award

The project aims to break down barriers researchers face in getting access to national research resources.

  • Innovation and Research
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How Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence helps small businesses succeed

Robert Stein and his team help Western Pennsylvania entrepreneurs create, open and sustain businesses as diverse as the region — from trucking companies to Latin American restaurants.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
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A storied Pitt startup achieved its highest goal: acquisition by a global company

ALung’s acquisition by London-based LivaNova marks the end of the device’s startup phase and the beginning of full-scale commercialization and implementation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The University of Pittsburgh will compete for $10 billion in military health contracts

Pitt will lead a group of universities and small businesses to conduct Defense Health Agency-funded research that benefits the health of the armed services.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A Pitt team forecasted the devastating toll of the opioid epidemic

As Pitt Public Health researchers predicted, more than 100,000 people are now dying from drug overdoses annually in the U.S. It shows we really don't understand the causes of the problem, they say.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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Health disparities and social justice poster competition winners announced

The competition began in 2010 to share research related to health disparities and give students a chance to build their professional skillsets.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Work
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Understand NIH training grants and how to get one at a June 6 summit

The virtual event is open to anyone who applies for these grants or supports people who do.

  • Innovation and Research
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Vanitha Swaminathan named co-editor of the Journal of Marketing

Swaminathan, the Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, previously served as an associate editor.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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Natalie Leland has been inducted into the Academy of Research in Occupational Therapy

Her research focuses on improving access and quality of care for older adults.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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How do we know what we know?

Pitt’s Edouard Machery is leading a cross-cultural network of scholars to find out — and answer some of philosophy’s toughest questions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt Nursing student earns grant to research congenital heart defects in infants

Jessica Davis was honored with a $24,000 grant through the Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing Scholars.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Students
  • School of Nursing
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Heady math could resolve a breathy conundrum

Department of Mathematics Chair Jonathan Rubin and Postdoctoral Researcher Ryan Phillips in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences published the paper in April in the journal eLife.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Bacteria-killing viruses discovered by Pitt researchers are saving patients who have no other options

Two new studies from Graham Hatfull's lab show how phage therapy can help more people with dire antibiotic-resistant infections.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt-UPMC researchers will use $5 million from Bayer to fight chronic kidney disease

Using an innovative approach called population health management, Manisha Jhamb aims to get patients treated sooner to stave off severe disease. The effort could be a game-changer for rural areas.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Two Pitt-UPMC faculty were elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Zachary Freyberg and Jason L. Sperry of Pitt’s School of Medicine joined one of the oldest and most esteemed honor societies of physician-scientists.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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7 awards were presented at the 2022 Celebration of Innovation

The event recognized the achievements of Pitt faculty and student innovators who are seeking to improve people’s lives through the commercialization of their ideas and discoveries.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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2022 Innovation in Education Award winners announced

Faculty were recognized for enhancing teaching at Pitt and fostering new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
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Pitt team Hoth Intelligence takes second place in Rice Business Plan Competition

The student team is developing hardware and software to “see through and into” patients to assist clinicians.

  • School of Medicine
  • Innovation and Research
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‘The No Club’ empowers women to take control of their professional lives

Four Pittsburgh researchers, including Pitt economist Lise Vesterlund, are putting a stop to women’s dead-end work with their new book, out May 3.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt research helps explain how Ritalin sharpens attention

The new study connects the dots between brain cells, behavior and the ADHD drug.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences