Innovation & Research

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Pitt Task Force Outlines Framework for Confronting Nationwide Opioid Crisis

Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students.

New Institute Aims for Global Leadership in Computer Modeling and Simulation

The Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems Institute will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze massive data sets, helping to find new solutions to national security challenges, the aging process and the opioid epidemic.
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French, Danish, UK Partnerships Advance Research, Education Endeavors

Renewing existing partnerships with European institutes and universities and creating a new one with the Danish Energy Agency, the University of Pittsburgh looks to advance research initiatives and increase student and faculty exchanges.

Shoe Tread Research Gains Traction

By modeling friction and tread design, bioengineers Kurt Beschorner and Seyed Moghaddam are working toward a safer shoe.

‘All of Us’ Million Person Precision Medicine Initiative Launches, Seeks Volunteers

Pitt is home to a new national effort called All of Us, which is seeking 120,000 volunteers from the region and 1 million across America to help make the future of health care more personalized.
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Life Sciences Week Brings Researchers, Business Leaders Together

Researchers in Pittsburgh are discovering and delivering new ways to improve life and health across the globe. This year’s Life Sciences Week events showcased the facilities, technologies and investors furthering that work.

Award-Winning Study of Veterans Finds Increased Risk for Unsafe Prescribing

Veterans prescribed medications through both the Veterans Affairs and Medicare had more than double the odds of exposure to potentially unsafe medication, a study from Pitt pharmacists has found — and improved communication between the systems could help solve the problem.
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Cardiologist's Creation Aims to Reduce Radiation Exposure From Stress Tests

Cardiologist Maliha Zahid aims to reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to when undergoing diagnostic imaging. Her creation, to be used during cardiac stress tests, was a Pitt Innovation Challenge winner.
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Researchers Shed New Light on the Neuroscience of Paying Attention

New University of Pittsburgh research advances the understanding of how two seemingly different brain processes related to attention are more similar than previously thought, which could someday lead to improved targets for drug researchers.

Engineer Visits Recent Natural Disaster Sites for Insight on Infrastructure Improvements

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, damaging much of its energy infrastructure. Pitt’s Alexis Kwasinski visited the island and other sites of natural disasters to find ways to update energy sources to withstand such storms.