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Jessica R. Thompson wins doctoral award for community health planning and policy development

The American Public Health Association recognized Thompson for ground-breaking work that benefits under-studied population.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Alumni
  • School of Public Health
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A Pitt scientist is striving to quiet the ringing in veterans' ears

The most common service-related disability in U.S. veterans, tinnitus, has no available cure. Thanos Tzounopoulos is on the front lines of the effort to find one.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
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Plastic surgery professors step into entrepreneurship

Beth and Jeff Gusenoff developed two products to make foot surgery faster and recovery more comfortable. A salad spinner inspired one of them.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
  • Innovation and Research
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Voluntary sick day bank will stop accepting donations on Nov. 12

The temporary bank, which has accrued more than 18,000 hours, was established early in the pandemic. Employees can still request time from the bank after it stops collecting donations.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Faculty
  • Staff

Pitt Challenge winners announced

The teams tackled issues such as burnout, virtual learning and simulation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Health and Wellness
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Innovation challenge winners tackle health disparities

Projects that address tooth decay in kids, parenting while Black and ventilator-associated pneumonia each took home $115,000 in this year’s Pitt Innovation Challenge.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Medicine
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An app could promote informed and healthy pregnancies

Some at-risk patients didn’t know they had been prescribed aspirin to prevent a dangerous condition in pregnancy, Pitt researchers found. A smartphone app might be the answer.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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What you need to know about COVID-19 boosters

Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office answers your most frequently asked questions.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19
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We rate Pitt therapy dog Halloween costumes

See what pups were wearing in the Cathedral’s most fur-raising night of the year. Plus, hear from students organizing to spread the puppy love.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Pittsburgh Campus
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Mission of Mercy dental clinic brought smiles to hundreds in the Pittsburgh region

Pitt Dental Medicine helped provide free care, from cleanings to root canals, for those who needed it most.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Dental Medicine
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It takes a village to keep trees healthy

Aurora Sharrard, Pitt’s director of sustainability, explains why you might see arborists on the Pittsburgh campus — and why our trees require regular care.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pandemic shutdowns had some mental health benefits for teen girls

A new Pitt study shows how girls spent their pandemic free time — and drives home the everyday stress of being a 21st century teen.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
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A little-studied brain circuit could have big effects on learning

New research led by a Pitt undergrad and psychology’s Jamie Hanson could inform interventions to help children who experience high levels of stress.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt teams tapped to develop 'Google Maps' of cells important in aging

The National Institutes of Health has given two Pitt projects $31 million to create a molecular atlas that could help researchers understand age-related diseases as diverse as cancer and dementia.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • School of Medicine
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Relationship Violence Awareness Month offers ways to support survivors

Speak with advocates, break through the bystander effect, and talk about healthy relationships.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
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Brian Galla wants to help your teen kick their Instagram habit

Appealing to their sense of rebellion might be the key to helping teens cut back on social media use, the Pitt psychologist's research shows.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Department of Psychology in Education
  • School of Education
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Submit your work by Oct. 25 for the Mental Health in All Mediums Showcase

Join the Center for Creativity for a monthlong virtual art gallery aimed toward mental health expression.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Arts and Humanities
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Applications for Pitt Public Health equity program due Oct. 1

All public health students are eligible for the Health Justice Scholars program, which supports scholars with an interest in health equity research, policy and practice.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
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Coaching, telehealth, walking groups and more

The Office of Human Resources offers a variety of virtual and in-person benefits to keep employees healthy.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • Staff
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COVID-19 testing: what staff and faculty need to know

We answer FAQs for employees, including who needs to take tests, how you get them and what you should do if you’re symptomatic.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Covid-19