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Mike Schneider examines a model human spine
More than 40 percent of low back pain patients are prescribed opioids at some point. Pitt Associate Professor Mike Schneider and colleagues want to bring that number down.
Maïdou in a black and white shirt wearing bright red lipstick
As chief operating officer for Allianz Africa, Delphine Maïdou (BUS ’96) has been credited with turning around the company’s reputation in South Africa. For her significant impact on the continent's economy, Africa Economy Builders named her CEO of the Year.
Sponsored by alumni Richard and Renée Goldman, the competition awarded three teams a total of $30,000 for their innovative ideas to improve education.
woman standing in front of a machine
Pitt's Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing program helps college students with conditions such as paraplegia, epilepsy and autism transition to careers in machining and engineering.
Frank Ning
Increasingly, universities are looking to their alumni in China for help creating important international links, and for the University of Pittsburgh, that effort is being bolstered by one key graduate.
Britt Baker, a woman with long brown hair, wearing a white dentist's coat and a wrestling belt
Britt Baker has won several wrestling championships. But this spring, she expects to claim an even bigger title: doctor of dental medicine. See her interview on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" as the show explores eclectic corners of Pittsburgh, airing Oct. 22.
Scientist greets a visitor at science event
The annual celebration of science and technology at the University of Pittsburgh is an opportunity for science professionals and aficionados alike to discover new research, network with colleagues and discuss topics affecting the scientific community.
The weeklong celebration includes dozens of events, workshops, musical performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and special guest speakers, focusing on the theme of displacement.
Finkel in a dark suitcoat
With new director Toren Finkel, Pitt's Aging Institute is expanding its approach to improving people's "health span" — the period of life during which a person remains free from serious illness. 
the drone sitting on a carpeted surface
After besting all the other teams in the 2017 International Aerial Robotics Competition Mission 7, the Pitt Robotics and Automation Society sets about refining its approach in hopes of completing the full, nearly impossible challenge at next year's event.
Libertus in a brown shirt and her 2-year-old Linus, playing with toys in a beige room
Assistant professor of psychology Melissa Libertus has always loved math — and she's working to help more children and adults love it, too.
The Brookings Institution reports that the University of Pittsburgh and neighboring entities form the core of a naturally occurring innovation district.
male student in a backwards hat holding a yellow and blue Pitt flag at the Great Wall of China
The new program, called Pitt to You, connected Pittsburgh students with their future classmates during travels around China.
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Board of Trustees Chairperson Eva Tansky Blum and Pitt–Bradford and Pitt–Titusville President Livingston Alexander
Livingston Alexander created new opportunities for students and raised the region's profile as president of the Bradford and Titusville campuses. The Livingston Alexander House, Residence Hall is now under construction and will stand as a tribute to Alexander's ambitious vision.
Elsie and Henry Hillman at the opening of the cancer center
The Henry L. Hillman Foundation has made a commitment of $3 million per year for 10 years for ongoing support of the Hillman Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research Program, where researchers cultivate novel cancer discoveries that improve patient care.