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Maureen Lichtveld wearing red sweater with blue and gold Pitt pin

Translate science into action with the dean of public health

Maureen Lichtveld was the youngest and first female physician to work directly in the Amazon rainforest. Join her on a study abroad program there this summer.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Global
  • Students
  • School of Public Health

A multidisciplinary research group received a Pitt Momentum Grant

The $60,000 award will support the Pittsburgh Center for Interdisciplinary Bone and Mineral Research.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
Students wearing Pitt attire at the Safety Fair

Learn about personal and campus safety on Feb. 28

The Spring Safety Fair will feature fun and informative demonstrations, plus a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
Old photo of Jonas Salk with nurses helping a child

4 stories about Pitt’s vaccine legacy, 68 years after the first public polio shots

Arsenal Elementary School students in Pittsburgh rolled up their sleeves for Jonas Salk's polio vaccine on Feb. 23, 1954.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
Pittsburgh Campus Aerial View

New name and new era for Pitt Public Health

The School of Public Health is dropping “graduate” from its name to reflect its expanding offerings.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • School of Public Health
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Exercise can help older adults retain memories, a Pitt study shows

PhD student Sarah Aghjayan and colleagues pooled data from dozens of studies to discover whose brains benefit the most from exercise.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A new global study will address disparities in access to insulin

Pitt has been awarded a grant to determine whether long-acting analogue insulin is better than other treatments for Type 1 diabetes.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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A new Pitt-UPMC residency program is bringing better health care to patients in rural Pennsylvania

Second- and third-year residents will work in Tioga and Potter counties as part of the only such program in north-central Pennsylvania.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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There's more to health inequities than income

Modern medicine promises bountiful health, so why have Black Americans been left behind? The risk factor is not race, but racism and its legacy.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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Advice for the best relationship from a Pitt psychologist

This Valentine’s Day, relationship expert Amanda Forest shares her research on how to be a supportive partner.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Amber Johnson earns 2022 Escalator Award for Research

Johnson plans to explore neighborhood-level determinants of health for patients with hypertension.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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4 new hydroponic micro-farms are feeding Pitt students

Over winter recess, Pitt became home to the largest installation of micro-farming units on any campus in the country.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
Pregnant woman in yellow dress sitting in a kitchen using a blood pressure monitor.

Pitt and UPMC researchers improve heart-disease monitoring after pregnancy

Their at-home system for tracking blood pressure and providing ongoing care recently won a federal award.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
Street Medicine workers helping the homeless near a bridge

Street Medicine at Pitt serves Pittsburghers without homes — and educates future medical professionals

On a cold night in January, students headed downtown to provide health care, cold weather supplies and a listening ear.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Apply for $50,000 from the Virginia Kaufman Pain Research Challenge

The funding program aims to advance ideas and solutions addressing problems in the area of pain.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
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Upload your COVID-19 booster shot information

Learn how to upload a new photo of your vaccination card.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Covid-19
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Mental health professionals will now respond to crises on campus, thanks to a new partnership

The University Counseling Center and Pitt Police have launched a new initiative to de-escalate situations where students are in distress.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News

Register for the In Our Own Write creative workshop for LGBTQ elders

The no-cost, virtual workshop will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. between Feb. 16 and May 9.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Arts and Humanities
Woman in purple shirt getting a vaccine at a clinic in Homewood

Brush up on boosters

Get the latest info from the experts in Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Covid-19
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A Pitt hiring initiative aims to reduce racial disparities in the region

The program's goals are to engage more faculty to conduct research, educate students and engage in service.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering