Innovation & Research

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Critical care docs Burton Lee and Megan Acho have developed peer-reviewed videos to help train doctors outside the field use ventilators on COVID-19 patients. Lee says his medical colleagues’ willingness to learn and stretch during the pandemic has been one of its positive outcomes.
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A new podcast from CB Bhattacharya and the Center for Sustainable Business brings global expertise to questions of how to prioritize sustainability during the pandemic. Each week, listen to the 15-minute conversations with leaders from companies like Google and IBM.
A mail-in ballot for Pennsylvania
A new report from Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security recommends expanded vote by mail, avoiding online voting and recruiting less vulnerable poll workers to keep the upcoming primary and presidential elections secure.
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Craving snacks you haven't eaten since you were a kid? There’s nothing inherently wrong in finding temporary relief from chaos and uncertainty through food, says Pitt's Carli Liguori. But it’s probably best to make sure it stays temporary.
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Drug overdose risk starts younger with each successive birth year, from Boomers to Millennials, a Pitt Public Health study has found.
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Fitbit activity data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Pitt's Renee J. Rogers is using her expertise in physical activity promotion to help individuals cope. Join her and Be Fit Pitt for Marathon May—a 26-day challenge that encourages people to think beyond tradition and find their own personal marathon.
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Depression among older adults in the United States is high—roughly one in 10—and perhaps double that, if you include those just shy of meeting clinical criteria. Pitt’s Charles (Chip) Reynolds III shares tips for helping this population during the pandemic.
A new School of Medicine discovery in mice showed the innate immune system has "memory" that, when inhibited, lengthens organ transplant survival.
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As states begin to relax stay-at-home orders and businesses prepare to reopen after pandemic-related closures, managers will play a crucial role in helping their teams work effectively. Organizational behavior researcher David Lebel shares his tips for managing teams in the face of fear.
Amy Baby in a green shirt working on a laptop on a table
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.