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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
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Make the most of your summer garden

Here are the best gardening tips from urban agriculture nonprofit leader Denele Hughson (A&S ’08).

  • Health and Wellness
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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This School of Education program promoted healthy behaviors among older adults in Homewood

The Healthy Homewood Project brought together Pitt graduate students and the neighborhood YMCA to combat obesity and chronic illness through wellness education and fitness.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Education
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Two Pitt psychiatrists are raising money to stem Ukraine’s mental health crisis

A dual emergency of trauma and destroyed infrastructure is emerging in Ukraine. Alexandre Dombrovski and Carmen Andreescu are using their expertise to help.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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A Pitt team forecasted the devastating toll of the opioid epidemic

As Pitt Public Health researchers predicted, more than 100,000 people are now dying from drug overdoses annually in the U.S. It shows we really don't understand the causes of the problem, they say.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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Pitt-UPMC researchers will use $5 million from Bayer to fight chronic kidney disease

Using an innovative approach called population health management, Manisha Jhamb aims to get patients treated sooner to stave off severe disease. The effort could be a game-changer for rural areas.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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What it’s like to be a midwife

In honor of Mother’s Day, four midwives from Pitt’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program share their most memorable births and why their profession is so important.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Nursing
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2022-23 will be the Year of Emotional Well-Being at Pitt

Jay Darr and Jamie Zelazny will lead the yearlong efforts, which will support research and reflection on what it means to live a good life.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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School of Medicine research finds need for interventions against anti-Black racism in academic medicine

Researchers recorded experiences of anti-Black racism among faculty and trainees in academic medical centers across the United States and proposed strategies to address them.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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Two public health leaders on COVID-19 and what’s next

Pitt Public Health Dean Maureen Lichtveld and physician Georges Benjamin discuss pandemic preparedness, climate change and the future of scientific research.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Covid-19
  • School of Public Health
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How a group chat brought these Philadelphia men to Pitt and beyond

These high school best friends supported each other through college, social upheaval and the pandemic. Now, they're starting the professional lives they dreamed about.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Alumni
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Can melatonin help prevent neuron damage associated with dementia?

The Clear Thoughts Foundation has awarded $200,000 to co-investigators from Pitt to learn more.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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This Pitt alumna is on a mission to stop relationship abuse

Thais Ridgeway (A&S ’13) is fighting dating violence through her work as a lawyer, Army reservist and Miss New York United States 2020.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt team takes third place at Emory University Global Health Case Competition

Forty teams participated, representing institutions from around the world.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy
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Apply for the Mothers Leading Science leadership development program by April 30

The training is intended for research-intensive faculty in the health sciences who identify as mothers of school age and/or young children.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Got food cravings? What’s living in your gut may be responsible

A new Pitt study shows that the gut microbiome of mice influences their preferred diet. The results, researchers say, could apply to humans, too.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Innovation and Research
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Ace finals using these memory tricks

Pitt cognitive neuroscientist Marc Coutanche advises on caffeine intake, sleep and whether music helps you study.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Noble A-W Maseru earns Health Equity Champion award

He received the honor during the 2022 Pennsylvania Health Equity Summit.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Use Pitt Concern Connection to report your concerns 24/7

The all-in-one reporting service can be used for issues ranging from discrimination to research compliance and more.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt Nursing alumna Theresa Brown publishes memoir about cancer

Caring for cancer patients didn’t prepare her for her own diagnosis, she wrote.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Alumni