Innovation & Research

Thank a Physician on National Doctors’ Day

The Pitt community is grateful for all the dedicated doctors working during the pandemic (and every day). Share your gratitude with @PittTweet and follow @PittMedMag for stories of physicians doing great things in honor of #NationalDoctorsDay on March 30.
Paul Duprex in a suit and green tie

Researchers in Pittsburgh, Paris and Vienna Win Grant for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is committing nearly $5 million to a consortium that includes the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
A child and adult sit next to one another at a table, writing on paper.

Five Mental Health Experts on Coping with Social Distancing

Feeling worried? From managing time on social media to helping others, Pitt experts share calming strategies for those who are anxious or struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.
A person in an apron prepares a meal in the kitchen

Social Distancing and Mealtime: Advice from a Pitt Nutrition Expert

Pitt instructor and nutritionist Caroline Passerrello shares reminders for making healthy meals from pantry staples for the whole family, including pets.
A depiction of the coronavirus superimposed on graphs and charts and numbers.

Pitt Turns Rapid Coronavirus Data Sharing into Sustainable Research Infrastructure

Sharing data and model results is crucial in the new research culture emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Pitt is making that possible on a global scale.

Experts Discuss Super Tuesday and Grassroots Politics

Researchers from Pitt and Harvard offer their take on this week’s Super Tuesday results and describe how civic engagement is changing in light of the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.
Kevin Crowley in a orange dress shirt and dark sweater.

Research Team Sparks Community Conversations About Climate Change

A group of Pitt educators is joining forces with museums and community partners to make climate change more tangible—and inspire people to act.
Senior Sam Ressin standing in front of an array of solar panels, with a glowing object in his hands.

Green Fund Supports More Than Just Sustainable Student Initiatives

The student-led Pitt Green Fund helped launch the campus thrift store and bicycle co-op, but its board also tackles efforts related to equity and social justice.
Jeremy Levy in a striped blue dress shirt

Physics Researchers Uncover New Electronic State of Matter

Most people are familiar with solid, liquid, gas and plasma, but there are other states of matter too. Jeremy Levy and Patrick Irvin of Pitt recently uncovered an electronic state that adds to the field’s understanding of quantum physics.
A depiction of a coronavirus

Naming the New Coronavirus—Why Taking Wuhan out of the Picture Matters

While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history demonstrates that doing so can harm the people who live there, contends Pitt historian Mari Webel.