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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.
Coaching, telehealth, walking groups and more
The Office of Human Resources offers a variety of virtual and in-person benefits to keep employees healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 takeaways from the student town hall
Students: Got questions about in-person classes, COVID-19 testing or quarantine? We’ve got answers.
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.
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.
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.
School of Medicine welcomes newest class
The Class of 2025 continued last year’s pandemic-inspired tradition of writing their own oath professionalism.
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.
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.
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
Harold Rickenbacker (ENGR’19G) manages clean air projects in the United States and abroad with the Environmental Defense Fund.
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.
Studying trauma and its 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.
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.
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).