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Why do some people get jet lag and others don’t?

A $6.2 million grant from the Wood Next Fund will help Pitt researchers find out — and potentially unlock other sleep mysteries in the process.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s Health Justice Scholars focus on equity in public health

Students are addressing issues including health disparities in transgender communities and links between racism and asthma.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Public Health
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Alumnus Joseph Kannarkat is Pitt’s newest Schwarzman Scholar

He has studied health care systems in the U.K. and Kenya, hoping to bring insights back to the U.S. His next stop, supported by the prestigious scholarship, is China.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College

Jamie Hammond is the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Educator of the Year

Awardees are selected for making a difference in the lives of others and inspiring students to become well-trained physician assistants.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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Get the latest facts about COVID-19 booster shots

Here are answers to your frequently asked questions and where you can get your shot.

  • Health and Wellness
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Yanshan Wang named chair-elect of the Natural Language Processing Working Group for the American Medical Informatics Association

His research interests focus on artificial intelligence, natural language processing and machine/deep learning methodologies and applications in health care.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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A new Pitt pledge encourages health care providers to use opioid alternatives

The School of Dental Medicine was the first in the nation to implement opioid-free pain management for most procedures in its clinics. Now, the practice is spreading.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Dental Medicine
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The first in-person event at the SHRS Wellness Pavilion focused on Black maternal health

The forum gave attendees a chance to discuss solutions to pressing health issues in the Homewood community and beyond.

  • Community Impact
  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt ophthalmologists provided free vision care at an October clinic

Almost 300 pairs of glasses were ordered, and serious vision issues were identified in 100 patients.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt Black Faculty Development Initiative receives grant to tackle health disparities

The $250,000 from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will both support Black faculty at Pitt and address Black maternal and infant health in Western Pennsylvania and beyond.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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One of Pitt’s oldest startups just got FDA approval for its artificial lung device

ALung was approved for emergency use during the pandemic. It’s now going to help asthma, cystic fibrosis and transplant patients, too.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Valerie Fulmer earns Educator of the Year Award

Fulmer is director of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Standardized Patient Program.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
  • Teaching & Learning
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Let there be sight

A patient enrolled in a trial to restore sight to blind people shares his journey in the latest Pitt Med Magazine, and the glow-in-the-dark science behind the advance is astonishing.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Department of Ophthalmology
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COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists will support researchers with family caregiving responsibilities

The gift will support at least 250 biomedical early-career faculty at medical schools and their affiliated hospitals in 17 states.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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A vaccine clinic in Homewood helped more than 400 people get their flu and COVID-19 vaccines this week

Sponsored by a half dozen local organizations, including Pitt, the clinic boosted access to the life-saving shots.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
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Pitt researchers are part of an international team awarded $1 million Magee Prize

The team, led by Pamela Moalli, is working to develop materials to repair tissue loss in people with compromised vaginal structure and function.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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What Pittsburgh students need to know before Thanksgiving break

Here’s how to get home, what to do if you’re staying on campus and important COVID-19 info.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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A new way to stop diseases from spreading in hospitals

How clinicians stop infectious disease transmission in hospitals hasn’t changed in more than a century. Pitt researchers are using AI and genome sequencing to change that.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Take your first step toward a smoke-free life during the Nov. 18 Great American Smokeout

Participate in the American Cancer Society event and get support from Pitt at no cost.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
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Is this pain muscle strain or a minor heart attack?

An interdisciplinary Pitt team is using machine learning to more quickly and accurately identify heart attacks and their arterial origins.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Swanson School of Engineering