Innovation & Research

Amanda Carbone

Faculty Members Send Student Projects Flying to Space, Thanks to Seed Funding

Two Pitt projects will blast off to the International Space Station this spring to study microgravity’s effects on people and spacecrafts. The research brings together faculty, students and a tiny, see-through crustacean.
Coronavirus

Snakes Could Be the Original Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Pitt virologists answer questions concerning coronavirus and how the recent outbreak started.
Lindsay Sabik

Researchers See Decline in Late Stage Cancer Diagnoses After Health Reform Law

After Massachusetts’ 2006 expansion of health insurance coverage, advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services, found a team led by Pitt Public Health’s Lindsay Sabik.
Meital Rosenberg

Young Researcher Earns First-author Credit for Study on Equitable Energy Access

With support from an Honors College alumnus and political science professor, Meital Rosenberg (A&S ’17) recently earned first-author credit in Nature Sustainability for her undergraduate research on gender dynamics and electricity access in India.
Conell in a burgundy jacket and cream-colored blouse in front of a large painting

PhD Student Takes a Data-driven Look at Art

Using digital analyses, PhD candidate Sarah Reiff Conell examines cults in medieval Europe, sculptors working for French royalty and, in a first, collections at the National Gallery of Art. Her work could help museums display more diverse works of art.
Andrea La Nauze

People Look to Their Neighbors on Climate Change Opinions, Study Finds

For every 1,000 solar panels installed in Australian neighborhoods, seven percent of the neighbors will switch from skepticism to belief in climate change, a recent study by Assistant Professor of Economics Andrea La Nauze found.
JoAnne Flynn

Researchers Find More Effective Way to Administer Tuberculosis Vaccine

As part of the global push to prevent tuberculosis, Distinguished Professor JoAnne Flynn and a group of Pitt and National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered that intravenously injecting the standard tuberculosis vaccine could boost its power.

What Will the 2020s Bring for AI?

Researchers from the Swanson School of Engineering and the Learning Research and Development Center discuss the promises and challenges that lie ahead for artificial intelligence.
Nicole Coleman

To Attract Younger Shoppers, Edutain, Marketing Expert Says

Main Street businesses may not compete with national and online retailers on price, but they can win by serving customers in ways these giants can’t, says Pitt Business associate professor and consumer behavior expert Nicole Coleman.
a sketch of the backpack in stretcher mode, with a person/dummy lying on it

Trauma Care in a Rucksack

A multidisciplinary team led by Ron Poropatich is working on a specialized medical backpack for the U.S. Army that could help injured patients in the field survive until they reach a fully staffed hospital.