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One of Pitt’s oldest startups just got FDA approval for its artificial lung device

ALung was approved for emergency use during the pandemic. It’s now going to help asthma, cystic fibrosis and transplant patients, too.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Does Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill address America’s needs?

A Pitt professor in civil and environmental engineering weighs in.

  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Innovation and Research
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Pitt researchers are part of an international team awarded $1 million Magee Prize

The team, led by Pamela Moalli, is working to develop materials to repair tissue loss in people with compromised vaginal structure and function.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt to lead the region’s transformation into a life sciences powerhouse

The University of Pittsburgh, with a historic nine-figure grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, looks to bring manufacturing back to the city — and catalyze game-changing economic growth.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Todd Reeser will be a fellow at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study

Reeser will spend next spring in residence at the university to work on a book project exploring trans representation and conceptions of French citizenship.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Is this pain muscle strain or a minor heart attack?

An interdisciplinary Pitt team is using machine learning to more quickly and accurately identify heart attacks and their arterial origins.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A training program is making surgery easier on veterans and safer for health care staff

A nurse anesthetist and Pitt alum watched veterans with PTSD “go to sleep in Pittsburgh but wake up in Iraq.” He knew something had to change.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Nursing
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A Pitt scientist is striving to quiet the ringing in veterans' ears

The most common service-related disability in U.S. veterans, tinnitus, has no available cure. Thanos Tzounopoulos is on the front lines of the effort to find one.

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

412Connect project transforms grief to action

A Graduate School of Public and International Affairs project won an award for bridging research and practice.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Community Impact
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Sierra Club recognizes Jeremy Weber’s research

Weber’s research was cited in a petition recommending the state increase bonding requirements for oil and gas wells.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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Plastic surgery professors step into entrepreneurship

Beth and Jeff Gusenoff developed two products to make foot surgery faster and recovery more comfortable. A salad spinner inspired one of them.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
  • Innovation and Research

Pitt Challenge winners announced

The teams tackled issues such as burnout, virtual learning and simulation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Health and Wellness
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Pitt's pay-it-forward debt relief and mentorship program will add 150 new students

Since launching in 2019, Panthers Forward has provided $2.25 million in federal loan relief.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • Students
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Brad Nindl assumes command of 139th Medical Brigade

In this role, Nindl continues his 25-plus years' work in the U.S. Army that focuses on human performance optimization and injury prevention.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
Jacqueline Burgette and Peggy Liu presenting their activity box idea

Innovation challenge winners tackle health disparities

Projects that address tooth decay in kids, parenting while Black and ventilator-associated pneumonia each took home $115,000 in this year’s Pitt Innovation Challenge.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Medicine
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An app could promote informed and healthy pregnancies

Some at-risk patients didn’t know they had been prescribed aspirin to prevent a dangerous condition in pregnancy, Pitt researchers found. A smartphone app might be the answer.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Placebo-inspired project wins $12 million grant to help Parkinson’s patients

The research, led by Pitt neuroscientist Peter Strick, will examine a brain circuit that could restore motor function to those with the condition.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pandemic shutdowns had some mental health benefits for teen girls

A new Pitt study shows how girls spent their pandemic free time — and drives home the everyday stress of being a 21st century teen.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
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Jessica Jarvis awarded funding for work to assess racial equity in children’s rehabilitation therapy

The interdepartmental project focuses specifically on critical care among children with traumatic brain injury.

  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • School of Medicine
  • Innovation and Research
Eleanor Anderson wearing blue shirt

Why some education reforms stick and others don't

A study by Eleanor Anderson in the School of Education shows what it takes to make educational reforms rise above the ‘churn.’

  • School of Education
  • Innovation and Research
  • Teaching & Learning