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Lisa Maddox headshot

Alumna, Paralympic Hopeful Courts Victory

Lisa Maddox (MED ’95) has won 17 titles and finished 2017 as No. 1 in the United States Tennis Association’s Wheelchair Tennis Women’s A division. Next up: aiming for the 2020 Paralympics.
Keenan wearing a white shirt

Alumna Delivers Donated Books to Children

Anne Keenan's (A&S ’81) nonprofit, Reading Recycled, has delivered more than 18,000 books to young readers in Philadelphia-area schools, homeless shelters and other community spots.
Dermody, a man with dark hair and glasses, in front of a tan background

Researchers Seek Clues to Celiac Disease

About half of us have the genetic variants for celiac disease, but only one in about 130 people will get it. Pitt’s Terence Dermody in the Department of Pediatrics is on his way to understanding why.
Khoja and Freburger at a computer

Physical Therapists Use Big Data to Increase Referrals, Decrease Hospital Readmissions

Physical therapy professor Janet Freburger and postdoctoral associate Samannaaz Khoja are analyzing a large national data set to improve care for patients after they leave the hospital.
man touching throat as if in pain

Students Help Patients With Swallowing Disorders, One Drop of Water at a Time

Strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other issues can cause the ability to swallow to be lost. Graduate students studying speech-language pathology are learning to treat this debilitating condition at the UPMC Swallowing Disorders Center.
Young in a white coat in front of a blue computer screen

Psychiatrist Investigates Ways That Neurofeedback May Lessen Depression

Kymberly Young is using neurofeedback — a process where patients respond to their own brainwaves — to help patients with depression rewire their brains to focus on the bright side.
Finkel in a dark suitcoat

Forever Youngish: Pitt's Aging Institute Translates Research to the Clinic

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. 
Jess Edelstein

Scent-sational Success for Alumna's Invention

Sick of stains, Jess Edelstein (A&S ’11) invented a new activated-charcoal deodorant product — and made a successful pitch on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to expand its distribution.
Irwin in front of an award-show background, wearing a tux

'Pitt Tonight' and Tomorrow: Emmy-nominated Student Production Makes a Lasting Mark

Jesse Irwin (A&S '17) wanted to start a late-night talk show at Pitt. With a student crew and film studies Assistant Professor Robert Clift's support, he made it happen in three months — and snagged an Emmy nod.
Adam Haritan

Nutrition Alumnus Goes Wild for Foraging

Adam Haritan, a wild-food enthusiast and researcher, leads educational walks, offers presentations on topics such as Mushrooms of the Fall and sells his own handcrafted wild plant- and mushroom-based supplements.