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Looking at smiling faces extends the antidepressant effects of ketamine

Pitt psychiatrist Rebecca Price writes about her new study, which supports the idea that the drug opens a “window of opportunity” for patients with depression to improve their self-worth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
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How Pitt biologists are making fieldwork more equitable

In a new publication, Pitt researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets won a $2.4 million grant to study how societies overcome deep differences

Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili will co-lead the project, which will foster a global network of scholars to tackle polarization and social divisions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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Pitt geologists mapped how metal pollutants have traveled across the city

A new study shows where industry and weather dropped metals like lead and cadmium in Pittsburgh soils.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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One way to help college students get enough sleep — pay them to go to bed

When Pitt economist Osea Giuntella offered students just $30 per week to sleep longer, they did — and the results persisted past the study period. Here’s what that could mean for other habits.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The Big Idea Center is opening in the heart of Oakland

Students, alumni and friends are invited to a Sept. 16 grand opening ceremony to meet entrepreneurs in residence and learn about upcoming programs.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt and UPMC Enterprises partner to accelerate research commercialization and build Pittsburgh’s life sciences economy

Pitt investigators studying women’s health, autoimmune disease and rare neurological diseases can get up to $1 million per year for up to two years through a new partnership.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pittsburgh’s ‘neighborly playground’ for neuroscience has new leadership

Pitt’s Julie Fiez and Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt will lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition into its next era of collaboration and curiosity.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt and ElevateBio are partnering to bring cell and gene therapy manufacturing to Pittsburgh

With a 30-year agreement, the biotech company will be the first tenant at Pitt BioForge on Hazelwood Green.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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How not to use brain scans in neuroscience

A Nature paper led by a Pitt PhD student revealed a crucial flaw in studies that attempt to predict complex personality traits from one-off brain scans.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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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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MLB, USA Softball and kids alike use a Pitt inventor’s smart bats and balls

Diamond Kinetics, founded by a Pitt professor and alumnus, creates sensors and other tech to help players analyze their game.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • College of Business Administration
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This Pitt-led program will help underrepresented minorities in science and medicine move into leadership roles

The multi-institutional TRANSFORM program supports mid-career faculty during a pivotal time for growth.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The inaugural Dickson Prize Day brought groundbreaking scientists to Pitt

Here’s what they had to say during their on-campus remarks. Previous awardees have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt researchers pulled 700,000 years of glacial history from an Andean lakebed

It’s the longest-ever glacier record for the tropics, and it could help scientists better understand modern-day climate change.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
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Stimulating the spinal cord helps improve arm control in paralyzed macaques, a Pitt study found

The team’s new technology could help humans with limited arm function regain movement.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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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 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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This Pitt researcher is using data to fight the opioid epidemic

Jeanine Buchanich’s work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health is pinpointing which public health interventions show the most benefit.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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From the archives: Father-kid dynamic duos

For these Pitt dads, teaming up with their children was a highlight of their careers.

  • Innovation and Research