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Answering Questions, Questioning Answers

In the latest Pitt Perspective, see how the University is fighting COVID-19 by questioning conventional wisdom and finding new approaches to research, treatment and vaccine development.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Covid-19
  • Center for Vaccine Research

Student Innovation Aids Mobility

JacketJoy, a device that helps people with mobility issues put on a coat, recently placed second at the Atlantic Coast Conference InVenture Prize Competition. The project had its origins in an

  • Students
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Innovation and Research

Adding Sense of Touch Improves Control of Robotic Arm

In a study published today in Science, a brain-computer interface user was able to transfer objects with a mind-controlled robotic arm at twice the speed compared to prior studies.

  • Innovation and Research

How to Promote Adolescent Social Distancing

A Pitt team found that the desire to protect others was the primary motivating factor for teens complying with social distancing requirements. They also learned what didn’t work.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Department of Psychology
  • Covid-19

Could Aircraft Carriers Run on Seawater?

The Department of Defense Office of Naval Research is funding Pitt research into refining the seawater-to-fuel process, with a goal to make it more energy efficient, safer and scalable.

  • Innovation and Research

A Curie-ous Connection to Pitt

A century ago today, Pitt played host to the world’s foremost female scientist, Marie Curie. But Pitt’s connections to the two-time Nobel Prize winner’s work go far beyond the honorary doctoral degree

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

The Rush to the Hospital

Pitt holds a special place in the history of emergency medical services. During National EMS Week, learn how Pitt people paved the way for modern prehospital care.

  • Innovation and Research

Could Aircraft Carrier Jets Run on Seawater?

The Department of Defense Office of Naval Research is funding Pitt research into refining the seawater-to-fuel process, with a goal to make it more energy efficient, safer and scalable.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Department of Defense

Taking Charge

Pitt engineers show how a simple AA battery can prevent workplace slips and falls.

  • Innovation and Research

Tubes vs. Antibiotics

A trial led by Alejandro Hoberman and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found no long-term benefit for tubes over antibiotics for childhood ear infections.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Department of Pediatrics

Beyond the Shot

Underneath Meghan Hodgson’s multiple face masks and face shield, tears threatened to overtake her. It was March 2020, and the registered nurse was working a regular night shift in the emergency room

  • Innovation and Research
  • Alumni
  • Covid-19

Real-World Results Confirm Vaccine Effectiveness in Older Adults

Researchers from Pitt were part of a multisite study that analyzed real-world nationwide CDC data to confirm the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Covid-19

Pitt Team Delivers Space System to NASA

The computers and sensors developed by a student-faculty group will be used to get a better view of Earth and its surroundings. The system will launch to the International Space Station on SpaceX-24

  • Innovation and Research

PhD Student Awarded Research Opportunity at Fermi Lab

Logan Rice will conduct experiments in high-energy physics through a U.S. Department of Energy program.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy

Why Female Brains Are More Resilient to Aging

Pitt neuroscientists found that fruit flies, rodents and humans all have a protein called VGLUT that regulates sex differences in age-related neuron loss. It is not every day that scientists discover

  • Innovation and Research
  • Department of Cell Biology
  • Department of Psychiatry

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Driven by Safety, Trust Concerns

An analysis led by epidemiologist Wendy King also found that people in certain occupations report five-fold higher rates of hesitancy than others.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Covid-19

The Power of Sleep

Research from Chris Kline in the School of Education shows how poor sleep health decreases the effectiveness of weight loss interventions.

  • Innovation and Research

Celebration of Innovation

Meet this year’s emerging innovator, startup of the year, small business of the year and more, as recognized by Pitt’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Innovation Institute

An Emerging Public Health Crisis

Daniel Jacobson López, who studies sexual assault survivors in the Black, Latino and LGBTQ communities, says the problem is a public health crisis that is getting little attention.

  • Innovation and Research

Students Showcase Entrepreneurial Drive

ReSolution, a self-cleaning contact case, took home the top prize of this year’s Randall Family Big Ideas Competition.

  • Innovation and Research