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Marci Lee Nilsen and Jonas Johnson
The human papillomavirus (HPV) epidemic has led to a sharp increase in HPV-related head and neck cancer. Many patients survive, but then face new obstacles related to the treatment of their condition.
Carrie Leana
In a series of studies of workers ranging from nursing aides to truck drivers, business professor Carrie Leana found that the more employees worried about money, the worse their work performance—even if they earned middle-class salaries.
Sophia Choukas-Bradley and Vanitha Swaminathan
Psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley and brand strategist Vanitha Swaminathan say Instagram’s move this week to hide the number of likes on some posts in the U.S. could change how young adults feel about themselves and their peers.
A healthcare professional using a tablet
It can take 100 clicks for a doctor to order the right test and check a patient’s health history using a typical electronic health record. Yalini Senathirajah has designed a program that could reduce that digital burden and improve patient care.
Jeffrey Newman, with a monitor displaying two dimensional stars and galaxies
A new 5,000-eyed instrument is searching the skies for dark energy, and a star survey recently unveiled the smallest known black hole. Two teams in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are working to unravel the universe’s mysteries.
Jay Darr, the director of the University Counseling Center
Since his installation this February as University Counseling Center director, Jay Darr has hit the ground running, streamlining the center’s intake process and rolling out ThrivingCampus, an online directory connecting Pitt students to outpatient therapy resources.
Lindsey Macalay and William McFadden in Study Lab
The space formerly known as the Academic Resource Center has a new name, a new look and a new approach to student success. With mobile study labs around campus, a Khan Academy-inspired video library and academic coaching provided by peers, the new Study Lab aims to provide everything students need to achieve their academic goals.
CB Bhattacharya
The new Center for Sustainable Business is partnering with IBM, PPG and other industry leaders to integrate environmental and societal concerns into their business models.
Nicole Mitchell, Pitt’s new William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies
Nicole Mitchell, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, begins her first semester at Pitt with a revamped Jazz Week and big ideas for the future of the program.
Garrett Coyan at the 2019 Pitt Innovation Challenge
To address the critical need for long-lasting heart valve replacements, a team of Pitt researchers created a mesh that harnesses the body’s own healing power.
Renee Martin-Nagle, Mark A. Nordenberg, Ron Brand, and Ariel Armony
The University Center for International Studies recently honored Ron Brand and Silver Oonyu with Sheth International Achievement Awards.
Rachel Noah in front of a banner for the play "Wicked"
Pitt senior Rachel Noah created her own University experience on her way to a career in arts management during a dream summer internship: on Broadway with the producers of “Wicked.”
The University of Pittsburgh and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh partnered to bring the traveling installation “Lest We Forget” to Pitt’s campus. As community members grapple with the memory of last year’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the exhibit stands as an impossible-to-ignore testament to the history of the Holocaust and its survivors.
Dr. Bernard Fisher
Dr. Bernard Fisher, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a true pioneer in the field of breast cancer research, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 101.
Cheering University of Pittsburgh fans
With Homecoming season comes a host of programs and activities that Pitt's organizations are putting together, from a George Romero exhibit opening to the African American Alumni Council's time capsule ceremony.