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14 projects won Year of Emotional Well-Being funding

The Office of the Provost recognized events and activities that range from documentary production to Counseling Center certification.

  • University News
  • Health and Wellness
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Juan Carlos Puyana was selected as the O’Brien Professor of Global Surgery

The professor in Pitt’s School of Medicine will start his tenure with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in April.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Stephen Chan was inducted to the Association of University Cardiologists

Elected by his peers, the School of Medicine professor was recognized as a leader in academic cardiology.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Two Pitt School of Pharmacy faculty were named 2022 AAAS Fellows

The American Association for Advancement of Science recognized Donna Huryn and Wen Xie for their contributions to science and society.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Pharmacy
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Alcohol may make you more sociable in person, but not online, this Pitt study suggests

Psychology’s Michael Sayette found evidence for what many of us already suspected: Zoom calls don’t quite cut it when it comes to certain social interactions.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How Pitt researchers are using AI to help stroke patients

A team from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is harnessing the multimodal technology to deliver patient-focused treatment.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Pitt received an NIH grant to study harm reduction techniques

Lead researcher Deanna Wilson said the research represents a "paradigm shift" in approaches to addiction treatment and overdose prevention.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt employees, sign up for training on how to reduce loneliness at work

The Don't Be Lonely at Work program will train and empower 100 full-time faculty and staff to reach out to their co-workers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Faculty
  • Staff
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Pitt Concern Connection provides 24/7 support

Any community member can text, call or fill out an online form to report workplace, academic and other issues.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
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A Pitt study linked some cancers to dental disease

Marian Bezamat and colleagues recently found a surprising connection between cavities and skin and breast cancer.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Pitt received $60,000 in PA Hunger-Free Campus grant funding

The award can be used to address food insecurity by expanding access to food options, creating awareness initiatives and upgrading facilities.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
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Struggling with your New Year’s resolutions? There’s still hope, say these Pitt experts

It’s not too late to reevaluate your goals and set yourself up for success: Here are Omid Fotuhi and Sophia Choukas-Bradley’s 7 tips for lasting change.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt-Greensburg unveiled its new Life Sciences Building

The two-story building, which features seven lab spaces, will allow nursing and sciences programs to grow.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Pitt’s Pre-Health Scholars Program commits to increasing diversity in health professions

The program supports underrepresented undergraduates with advising and mentoring to ensure their retention and success.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Undergraduate students
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Lucas Berenbrok won the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award

The associate professor was recognized for his expertise in pharmacogenomics and leadership educating pharmacists on over-the-counter hearing aids.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Pharmacy
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Don’t miss your chance to attend the Health Science Social Justice Education Summit

Pitt’s Office of Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a day of keynotes and workshops on Feb. 28. Workshop abstracts are due Jan. 3.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The benefits of alcohol have been exaggerated, says this Pitt professor

Although many cut down on their consumption for Dry January, popular beliefs about the positives of drinking prevail. Christina Mair explains that the research isn't so clear.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Public Health
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How to turn the tide of the opioid epidemic

A group of bipartisan politicians and health care experts shared their plans, progress and hope during a Dec. 16 Pitt panel discussion.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Dental Medicine
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The teachings of a Pitt psychiatrist live on in the Twerski Fellows Program

The program, sponsored by Chabad House on Campus, aims to empower students with mental health workshops.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Students
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Pitt scientists get a clearer picture of the developing teen brain in a new paper

Led by Beatriz Luna, professor of psychiatry, the research sheds light on mental health and the transition to adulthood.

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