Innovation & Research
Thursday, January 28, 2021
The University of Pittsburgh joins 21 other leading academic and research institutions in the Leap Breakthrough Network. Its charge? Spark breakthrough scientific and technological solutions in human physiology and bioengineering within a decade.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Pitt-Led NIH Trial Platform Shows Blood Thinners Decrease Need for Life Support in COVID-19 Patients
Early results of the trial, which is part of a three-trial platform consortium spanning more than 300 hospitals worldwide, found that full doses of heparin, a blood thinner, were not only safe but also reduced the need for vital organ support, such as ventilation.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Fueled by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, researchers in Pitt’s Center for Research on Behavioral Health, Media and Technology are studying and combating false online information about vaccines.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Telehealth visits to help veterans access and adjust technology such as wheelchairs were just as effective as in-person visits, two studies from Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories found. The authors say continuing remote visits after the pandemic could even improve care.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Almost by accident, Pittsburgh police officer Antonio Ruiz joined the Moderna vaccine trial at Pitt. Read how his experience played out.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
FDA and Pitt Announce Collaboration to Research and Develop Innovative Therapies to Help Restore Vision
The University of Pittsburgh today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health to help address the needs of the visually impaired through the expertise, facilities and research of the world-class School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology.
Monday, January 4, 2021
For The Conversation, Randy P. Juhl, Pitt Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy, wrote about what it takes to change behavior due to health risks—and what it means for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
With the delivery of the first batches of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, providers and laypeople alike have questions about the technologies behind them. Pitt Med magazine enlisted Jeremy Berg, Pitt’s associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences, to help explain.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Counting or comparing calories across dishes and quantities is a lot harder to do than people think, found Peggy Liu, assistant professor of business administration, in a series of studies.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Developed in a Pitt engineering classroom, the Canal Battery Guard mediates between your phone and charger to keep the battery working better for longer.