COVID-19 Updates

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Thanks to system administrators, IT workers and computer scientists, Assistant Professor Amy Babay says networks and internet services have been able to withstand the extra strain during COVID-19.
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Pitt2Pitt provides spring 2020 graduates streamlined admissions and additional funding to continue their education at Pitt in areas like public health, data science and management.
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Pitt Pharmacy’s Lisa Rohan is developing a nasal spray using a compound derived from algae and a plant in the tobacco family that could help keep the novel coronavirus from infecting the lungs.
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Many people are grappling with eating habits as we spend more time at home. There’s a difference between eating mindlessly and eating distractedly, says Pitt researcher Carli Liguori, and she has tips for combating both.
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Our food ecosystem is broken, says business professor and acting dean of the Honors College Audrey J. Murrell. Research at Pitt and partnerships in the community aim to help fix it.
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Twenty years ago, Douglas Guy (A&S ’78) arrived in South Africa to launch an environmentally conscious self-help model for locals to build affordable, sustainable housing. Today, he's seeking solutions to the area's COVID-19 challenges.
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The U.S. Department of Education is allocating relief funds for colleges and universities to distribute to students impacted by COVID-19. Here’s the basic breakdown of how to find out if you’re a recipient of the CARES grant, other options for financial assistance and where to go to learn more.
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The teams in this year’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition couldn’t be stopped—competitors asked the organizers to go digital, and they obliged. See the winners.
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The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh has awarded $900,000 to 17 studies to address different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Hemolung respiratory assist system, which was designed at the University of Pittsburgh, has been granted emergency use authorization from the FDA to treat lung failure caused by COVID-19.