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Thais Ridgeway in red dress with Miss New York crown

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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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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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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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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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
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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
Ashley Priore posing for photo during chess tournament

Pitt student Ashley Priore offers advice for girls in a new book

Priore talked about how chess strategies are useful in the work world.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Students
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Department of Physical Therapy professor named a Gerontological Society of America fellow

It’s an acknowledgment of not only remarkable research, but also extraordinary dedication to the field of gerontology.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Cary Anderson wearing face mask and grey Pitt hoodie outside

In a mask-optional world, kindness is required

Pitt people have all sorts of reasons for continuing to mask on campus. Here’s what one of them wants you to know.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Covid-19
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School of Nursing’s DNP Nurse-Midwifery Program receives full accreditation

It’s the first midwifery program in western Pennsylvania and the only DNP Midwifery program in Pennsylvania.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • School of Nursing
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2 Pitt professors named elite reviewers for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The recognition is awarded to peer reviewers for their demonstrated critical thinking skills, effective participation and the extraordinary quality of their contributions to the journal.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Amy Raslevich and Adrianne Sapienza posing for photo together

These Pitt people’s work advocating for affordable health care landed them invitations to the White House

PhD student Amy Raslevich and alum Adrianne Sapienza attended yesterday’s signing of an executive order to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Alumni
  • School of Public Health
Student purchasing from Victory Farms stand at farmers market

Pitt Farmers Market is back

Get fresh produce and visit local vendors on select Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the William Pitt Union.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
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2 Pitt professors elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) elected University of Pittsburgh faculty members Fabrisia Ambrosio and Ramakrishna Mukkamala to its College of Fellows. Ambrosio

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
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This new program funds research on climate change and precision public health

The Public Health Trans-Disciplinary Collaboration Pilot Awards support projects that use data science to develop targeted health interventions. Here are the 5 winning projects.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Nearly 30,000 vaccines and counting

One year after Pitt acquired its vaccine supply, volunteers, staff and interns share the lessons they’ve learned.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19
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Pitt Public Health will lead data coordination for a trial on a deadly condition common in preterm infants

The $5.5 million NHLBI-supported trial will evaluate treatment options for patent ductus arteriosus.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Public Health
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Could your neighborhood influence the health of your brain?

A $9.6 million grant will help Pitt and RAND researchers measure the link between structural racism and cognitive decline in two Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Public Health