Innovation & Research

Arthur Kosowsky in a blue checkered shirt
A multinational team including Professor Arthur Kosowsky, graduate student Yilun Guan and alum Simone Aiola from the Department of Physics and Astronomy is making progress toward solving mysteries of the universe.
A woman in a pink shirt with a prosthetic limb, next to a man in a light blue shirt
A new study from the Rehab Neural Engineering Labs created the illusion of sensations in missing limbs. See how the technology works.
Roc wearing a blue Pitt t-shirt
Proceeds from a new Pitt Athletics T-shirt are supporting the Center for Vaccine Research in its work developing a COVID-19 vaccine to emerge “Over Fate and Foe Victorious.”
vials and a syringe
Hundreds of people in Western Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials for vaccines against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced today.
Robin Brooks in a pink suit jacket
Robin Brooks, assistant professor of Africana Studies, is co-editing a journal issue that looks at protests, violence and COVID-19 through the lens of Black female literary giants. Members of the Pitt community and beyond are encouraged to submit work for the issue by July 31.
Utibe Essien in a green bow tie and dark blue jacket
When it comes to data on COVID-19, there are disparities between what information states are recording and reporting—especially when it comes to race. Utibe Essien, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, explains why racial data is so important to track.
Three seedlings in the soil
The 2020 Pitt Seed Grant winners span departments, Community Engagement Centers and regional campuses in subjects as varied as dependent care, STEM research and National Science Foundation grant preparation. The program, now in its third year, supports projects that align with the six goals in The Plan for Pitt.
Carey Balaban in a dark suit and yellow tie
Carey Balaban from the School of Medicine led a study into a curious 2016 case concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, and their families, who had mysterious symptoms including dizziness, ear pain and tinnitus. The researchers found marked differences between the patterns of response of those embassy staffers and victims of other mild, traumatic brain injuries.
Steven Moon in a green sweater
Steven Moon, a doctoral student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science's Department of Music, studies musical healing in Turkish biomedical research and investigates how humans understand health.
A backlit woman looks into a scope with a computer monitor behind her displays a glowing green image
Federal funding is an important part of supporting research and innovation in universities. Pitt’s Evan Facher describes how the novel coronavirus could change the equation.