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Next week: bike to campus!

On Sept. 20-24, join students, faculty and staff for a mix of in-person and virtual events designed to encourage bike commuting.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
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They're trying to detect the next pandemic

Seema Lakdawala’s lab is part of a new multi-institutional partnership that will assess the pandemic potential of new viruses.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
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What you need to know about HVAC on campus

Indoor air quality matters now more than ever. Here’s how the Office of Facilities Management is keeping the air safe in Pitt buildings.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19
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7 takeaways from the student town hall

Students: Got questions about in-person classes, COVID-19 testing or quarantine? We’ve got answers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Teaching & Learning
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Alum wants no hero left behind

To honor a fallen friend from ROTC, Nick Liermann (CGS ’00) launched an organization to give service dogs to injured veterans. An upcoming cycling marathon will raise funds for the group.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
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Lecture to focus on disability policy beyond the pandemic

A Sept. 13 virtual lecture by Sen. Bob Casey will address the pandemic’s impact on people with disabilities and the need to bolster home- and community-based services.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Ready for the start of the fall term

The Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Management teams are keeping Pitt’s air, water and facilities clean in preparation for the community’s return to campus buildings.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Covid-19
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School of Medicine welcomes newest class

The Class of 2025 continued last year’s pandemic-inspired tradition of writing their own oath professionalism.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s vaccination center offers more than just shots

Have questions about your health? Lost your vaccination card? Want more details about vaccines? The professionals in the University’s Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center on Fifth Avenue can help.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19
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Docs try app to boost mental health in COVID-19 longhaulers

Even people with mild COVID-19 sometimes have lingering issues. The UPMC Post-COVID Recovery Clinic is using a new cognitive behavioral therapy app to help people with anxiety and depression.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Covid-19
  • School of Medicine

Researchers Get $100K Grant to Track Aneurysms and Predict Rupture

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the United States. It occurs when the aorta weakens and begins to irreversibly dilate, like a slowly inflating balloon. If left

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Why I was Vaccinated

I Am Vaccinated: Students Explain Why

There are so many reasons to get your COVID-19 vaccine. We asked a few members of our campus community why they got theirs — here’s what they said. Learn more at coronavirus.pitt.edu.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
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Breathe Easy

Harold Rickenbacker (ENGR’19G) manages clean air projects in the United States and abroad with the Environmental Defense Fund.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
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Toya Jones

Studying trauma and its impact.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact

New Partnership to Accelerate Therapies for Genetic Diseases and Cancers

Pitt will collaborate with BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. to identify and support the development of novel therapies for patients with genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
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Waves of COVID-19 washed across North America

COVID-19 surges don’t care about borders or politics — instead they look more like weather patterns, flowing across the North American continent.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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Pitt hits a green building milestone

More than 1 million square feet of the University is now certified green. See some of the buildings across the Pittsburgh campus designated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Health sciences join forces on emerging tech

The new Office of Emerging Technologies in Health Sciences Education, led by Chris O’Donnell, is tasked with uniting Pitt’s schools of the health sciences through embracing new tech.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Pittsburgh Campus

Pitt expands access to physical therapy and physician assistant studies programs with hybrid offerings

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is now offering its top-ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy program and its physician assistant studies program in a hybrid format to serve more

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Be Well

Many clinicians struggle with their mental health, but “When it’s you, you might not see it,” says Sansea Jacobson, associate professor of psychiatry. See the ways Pitt people are changing systems so

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine