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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
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Submit a proposal for an open educational resources grant

Open educational resources are high-quality curricular materials such as textbooks, lab notebooks and videos. The submission deadline is April 1.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
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Nicole Scheff receives 2021 Award in Pain from the Rita Allen Foundation

This year’s Award in Pain Scholars will receive grants of $50,000 annually for up to three years to conduct innovative research on critical topics on the biological mechanisms of pain.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Nursing’s Lora Burke named an expert in obesity

Burke’s studies have included testing various diet approaches to weight loss and learning how people self-monitor their dietary intake.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Nursing
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32 faculty projects have earned Momentum Funds awards

The awards support both individual faculty members and large groups that are scaling up world-changing scholarly projects.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Decoy proteins could protect people from a deadly mosquito-borne virus

Pitt researchers received $14.5 million from the Department of Defense to fight viruses that cause brain infections and could be used in biowarfare.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
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Pitt's Dan Ding, Lori Delale-O’Connor and Medina Jackson present at SXSW 2022

Dan Ding, Lori Delale-O’Connor and Medina Jackson represented the University in Austin.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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After living near Chernobyl, these Pitt researchers set their eyes on thyroid cancer

Yuri Nikiforov and Marina Nikiforova saw the effects of thyroid cancer on children in Belarus. Now, their test for the disease has eliminated thousands of unneeded surgeries.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
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25 projects awarded Pitt Seed funding and support

The projects range from using Netflix in student services to diversifying academia.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research

A multidisciplinary research group received a Pitt Momentum Grant

The $60,000 award will support the Pittsburgh Center for Interdisciplinary Bone and Mineral Research.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
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Two Pitt faculty members edit book on local responses to the shale gas industry

“When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom” from Associate Professors Sabina Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili was released in January.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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3 Pitt professors were honored by the National Academy of Inventors

They were recently named senior members for their work on tissue engineering and therapies for fibrosis and heart diseases.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
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4 stories about Pitt’s vaccine legacy, 68 years after the first public polio shots

Arsenal Elementary School students in Pittsburgh rolled up their sleeves for Jonas Salk's polio vaccine on Feb. 23, 1954.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Rob Rutenbar receives Pioneering Achievement Award

The senior vice chancellor for research is recognized for his outstanding contributions in electronic design automation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Computing and Information
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A new global study will address disparities in access to insulin

Pitt has been awarded a grant to determine whether long-acting analogue insulin is better than other treatments for Type 1 diabetes.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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Fall in love with data during these events

Feb. 14-18 is international Love Data Week, designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing and preservation. At Pitt, there’s witchcraft is involved.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
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Advice for the best relationship from a Pitt psychologist

This Valentine’s Day, relationship expert Amanda Forest shares her research on how to be a supportive partner.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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4 Pitt innovation teams receive Chancellor’s Gap Fund commercialization grants

The funds will accelerate their path from the lab to the market.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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School of Nursing professor praised by top doctors leading the fight against COVID-19

John Gallagher received special recognition from Francis Collins and Anthony Fauci for contributions to the National Institute of Health COVID-19 Guidelines Panel.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Nursing