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Benjamin Davies

From the rural corners of Pennsylvania to operating rooms in Rwanda, Ben Davies is committed to addressing inequities in health care. His varied research interests — studying treatment disparities in

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  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program received a $500,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The program is training hundreds of caregivers on skills essential to support persons living with dementia.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
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Get to know the Homewood Community Engagement Center at a Sept. 24 block party

Food, music, art and more await at the free event, which celebrates the next phase of the center’s development.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Jen Silver joined the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Social Workers’ Board of Directors

Silver (A&S ’13) is a second-year master's student in the School of Social Work who plans to advocate for people with substance use disorders.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Social Work
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4 Pitt students earned inaugural Voyager Scholarships

The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service supports young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Meet our winners.

  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Community Impact
  • Global
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Pitt’s Humanities Engage program is re-imagining doctoral education

The program’s fellows are putting their research into practice from Pittsburgh to Accra. Learn more about their work at a Sept. 13-14 symposium.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt awarded $2.2 million to expand jobs and business opportunities in robotics and AI

Distributed through the American Rescue Plan, the grants will support programs to help Pennsylvanians thrive in today’s economy.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Computing and Information
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These free block parties will bring Oakland residents and students together

All neighbors — both short- and long-term — are invited to the September events featuring food, games, music and more.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt’s College in High School program received accreditation

It’s one of just two programs to earn the designation in Pennsylvania. Participating students earn academic credit at the high school and college level.

  • Community Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
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School of Education volunteers helped out at a summer day camp for children impacted by cancer

The day camp offers a place of connection for kids impacted by cancer.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Education
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This Pitt project supports economic development in Fayette County and beyond

As part of the Appalachian Teaching Project, Pitt researchers and students help towns in the region leverage what makes them unique in order to thrive.

  • Community Impact
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Pitt health sciences volunteers provided free dental, eye and hearing care at a recent clinic

More than 300 Pitt volunteers helped over 1,400 people access health care at this year’s Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh event.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • School of Medicine
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A summer academy for high schoolers aims to bring more students to public health

The Public Health Science Academy welcomed local students to Pitt to learn about the field and work on real-world projects.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Public Health
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Spousal caregivers with disabilities face a wide range of adversities

The first report from Pitt’s National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Supports highlights the many challenges of caring for loved ones.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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This Pitt-supported free job training program is filling a dire need in research

A partnership with Manchester Bidwell Corporation is making sure the region’s clinical research studies have the talent they need to make groundbreaking discoveries.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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The Collaboratory Against Hate published its first white paper, ‘Research Needs for Countering Extremist Hate’

The authors identified challenges in combating extremist hate.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

As new host of the Southwest Pennsylvania Water Network, the collaboratory aims to help build a stronger regional identity around the area’s rivers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The Pitt community donated more than $700,000 to this year’s United Way campaign

Nearly 2,000 people total donated, and on the Pittsburgh campus, individual donations averaged $339 — a University record.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
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School of Dental Medicine students, faculty and staff help fight global hunger

They packed 16,000 meal kits at a Rise Against Hunger event in the Petersen Events Center.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Community members celebrate University partnerships in the Hill District

A recent gathering highlighted the promises that Pitt’s made and kept to the neighborhood, from vaccine clinics to science demonstrations for kids.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus