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A training program is making surgery easier on veterans and safer for health care staff
A nurse anesthetist and Pitt alum watched veterans with PTSD “go to sleep in Pittsburgh but wake up in Iraq.” He knew something had to change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pitt Challenge winners announced
The teams tackled issues such as burnout, virtual learning and simulation.
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.
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.
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.
What you need to know about COVID-19 boosters
Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office answers your most frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relationship Violence Awareness Month offers ways to support survivors
Speak with advocates, break through the bystander effect, and talk about healthy relationships.
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.
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.
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.
Coaching, telehealth, walking groups and more
The Office of Human Resources offers a variety of virtual and in-person benefits to keep employees healthy.