Innovation & Research
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Bernard Fisher, MD, celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug. 23. His work as a surgeon-scientist led to an improved rate of survival and quality of life for countless women with breast cancer as well as for patients with other forms of cancer.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
All amenities in the docking terminal of PITT OHIO’s Harmar facility — including lights, electric forklifts, computers and battery chargers — operate from power supplied by an on-site microgrid designed by Pitt’s Gregory Reed and a cohort of Swanson School of Engineering graduate students.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
A team led by engineer Carla Ng has developed a computer model to predict the presence of pollutants in farmed salmon. She found that fish, too, are what they eat.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Under the leadership of Evan Facher, Pitt innovators started a record 23 new companies in FY18. Facher now moves into the new position of vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Friday, July 27, 2018
It seems like something from a sci-fi movie: humans wearing bionic technology to move more easily. But Pitt researchers are turning fiction into a reality, aiming to help people with paraplegia.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Goeran Fiedler’s two-year study is researching the effectiveness of a new type of prosthetic socket liner for individuals with below-knee amputations.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis studies the parts of DNA that were once thought to be junk. What she found there overturned a fundamental assumption of cellular biology.
Friday, July 6, 2018
Many social situations involve alcohol, but little is known about why people drink and how drinking might affect perceptions of others. A study by Pitt psychologists offers the field next steps for answering those questions.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Pitt–Bradford’s Rebecca McHugh, an assistant professor of developmental psychology, returns to Anthrocon to study identity and stigma among furries — a global community of anthropomorphic fans.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students.