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A big idea for better batteries

This year’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition winners want to enable renewable energy by providing the tools to store it.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Meet the undergraduate ‘rock star scientist’ named a 2022 Goldwater scholar

A childhood fascination with DNA led Pitt junior Katie Oppenheimer to research genetic instability and its relationship to cancer.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Got food cravings? What’s living in your gut may be responsible

A new Pitt study shows that the gut microbiome of mice influences their preferred diet. The results, researchers say, could apply to humans, too.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Innovation and Research
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The Pitt Success Pell Match Program has invested more than $95 million in low-income students

Pitt’s groundbreaking financial aid program continues to make education more affordable for Pennsylvania students and their families. Here’s the proof.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Pitt-Johnstown
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How reflective writing and a nudge from an app increased college prospects for low-income students

Pitt’s Omid Fotuhi found that a combination of self-affirmations and deadline reminders made students more likely to complete the admission process and attend college.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
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Pitt celebrated its first-ever Graduate and Professional Students Honors Convocation

Awardees have distinguished themselves through research, service and leadership.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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Volunteers for research studies should get access to their data, says this Pitt professor

"It’s hard, but it’s worth it," Mylynda Massart says in this Q&A about the extra effort involved in sharing data with study participants.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Gemma Marolda receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar award to Italy

Marolda will conduct research and be a guest lecturer at the University of Bari as part of a project to study European migration policies and practices in the Central Mediterranean.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Health sciences faculty: Apply by April 18 for the Supporting Our Scientists program

The award can support up to 20 junior faculty members who experienced undue caregiving responsibilities as a result of COVID-19.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
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Author Kerry Brown to lecture on the history of Taiwan

Brown will speak on his book “The Trouble with Taiwan: History, the United States and a Rising China.”

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Asian Studies Center
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Professor earns $3 million grant to improve aphasia treatment

Will Evans and his team will develop and evaluate novel adaptive computer-based treatments to help improve the efficiency and long-term impact of language treatment.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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Apply by April 25 for the Novartis Global Scholars Program

A new partnership with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research can provide faculty with translational research funding of up to $1 million over three years.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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Celebrate the Year of Data and Society on April 8

The event will include panels on facilitating learning about data, sustaining the impact of project activities, lightning talks and a poster session.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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2 Pitt professors elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) elected University of Pittsburgh faculty members Fabrisia Ambrosio and Ramakrishna Mukkamala to its College of Fellows. Ambrosio

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
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Peggy Liu named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science

Liu’s research and teaching expertise is in consumer behavior, with a focus on work that increases the appeal of health activities in social contexts.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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How a circular economy could fix the supply chain

"The real innovation lies when you think about the beginning of design,” says Melissa Bilec, co-director of Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
  • Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This new program funds research on climate change and precision public health

The Public Health Trans-Disciplinary Collaboration Pilot Awards support projects that use data science to develop targeted health interventions. Here are the 5 winning projects.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Katz PhD candidate Theresa Kwon wins global competition for dissertation proposal

Theresa (Tess) Kwon, a PhD candidate in marketing at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, is one of two joint winners worldwide in a Society for Consumer Psychology competition. Kwon was

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
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Alejandro Hoberman earns the 2022 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award

Hoberman is the first person ever to receive this award from the Clinical Research Forum on two separate occasions.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Basketball’s ‘hot hand’ phenomenon is real, says this Pitt computer scientist

Konstantinos Pelechrinis in the School of Computing and Information examined whether players can continue a streak of making many consecutive shots, also known as having “hot hands.”

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Computing and Information