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Improve your mental health with these Pitt resources

Students, faculty and staff have access to health and well-being resources such as stress management courses, virtual and in-person counseling and more.

  • University News
  • Health and Wellness
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4 ways climate change and population growth combine to threaten public health

As the world’s population approaches 8 billion people, reducing global health risks will require combating climate change, says Pitt Public Health Dean Maureen Lichtveld.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Global
  • School of Public Health
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J. Timothy Greenamyre won the Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research

The $100,000 award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation will support the Pitt neurologist’s work investigating genetic and environmental factors related to the disease.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Go behind the scenes with the athletic training students who support Pitt football

From wrapping ankles to monitoring hydration, these students get on-the-field job experience while they keep the Panthers in tip-top shape.

  • Center for Sports Medicine
  • Athletics
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Health and Wellness
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Pitt celebrated the groundbreaking of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

On Sept. 29, the University of Pittsburgh broke ground on the institution’s new state-of-the-art Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. To commemorate the next phase of construction, Pitt hosted a

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Kyle Orwig received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

The Pitt professor will be honored for his contributions to the field during a ceremony in October.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Want to feel less stressed? Take a tour of Pitt’s trees.

Pitt’s tree-planting efforts support more than the environment — there are health benefits too. Here are five trees on the Pittsburgh campus that are worth a peep as the leaves begin to turn.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Looking at smiling faces extends the antidepressant effects of ketamine

Pitt psychiatrist Rebecca Price writes about her new study, which supports the idea that the drug opens a “window of opportunity” for patients with depression to improve their self-worth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
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Pitt’s Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program received a $500,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The program is training hundreds of caregivers on skills essential to support persons living with dementia.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
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One way to help college students get enough sleep — pay them to go to bed

When Pitt economist Osea Giuntella offered students just $30 per week to sleep longer, they did — and the results persisted past the study period. Here’s what that could mean for other habits.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt researchers are leading the way toward a Google Maps of cells

By using the city’s supercomputing superpowers, their goal is to develop a global atlas of healthy cells in the human body that any researchers can access.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
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A Pitt psychiatry team studying suicide earned a $16.2 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health

The ETUDES Center will use the funds to combat adolescent suicide with a focus on Black and Hispanic youth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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What you need to know about monkeypox

Ken Ho, a Pitt infectious disease specialist, explains how monkeypox differs from COVID-19 and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Abdus Wahed received funding to develop SMART patient-centered clinical trial methods

The trials allow for more than one treatment to be given to a patient, or for treatment to change midway through.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Pitt health sciences volunteers provided free dental, eye and hearing care at a recent clinic

More than 300 Pitt volunteers helped over 1,400 people access health care at this year’s Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh event.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • School of Medicine
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Octavia Peck Palmer named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry

The School of Medicine faculty member says she hopes to build public awareness of laboratory medicine and drive advancements that improve patient care.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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A program to help under-resourced students succeed got him through pharmacy school

First-generation student Jerry Mascara says TRIO Student Support Services gave him the sense of belonging and study skills he needed to launch his career.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Pharmacy
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Pitt alumna’s book explores what happens when a nurse becomes a patient

Theresa Brown (NURS ’07) got cancer — and a whole new perspective on the medical system. The best-selling author shared her experience in her latest book, "Healing."

  • School of Nursing
  • Health and Wellness
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The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

As new host of the Southwest Pennsylvania Water Network, the collaboratory aims to help build a stronger regional identity around the area’s rivers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This Pitt researcher is using data to fight the opioid epidemic

Jeanine Buchanich’s work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health is pinpointing which public health interventions show the most benefit.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health