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The University’s chapter of Women in International Security is hosting a public conference next week focused on peace and security in uncertain times. Learn more about the group and its efforts to bring women into security careers.
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Spurred by its community of activists and change-makers, Pitt launched a new website and dashboards to hold itself accountable to becoming an institution that is more equitable. But the work is just beginning.
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The week is a re-imagined, weeklong event combining the annual Make a Difference Day and Day of Caring, and is an opportunity to “discover your pathway” in civic engagement.
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From conducting self-led research on environmental justice to interviewing prominent Black Lives Matter activists Bree Newsome Bass and Darnell L. Moore for Pitt’s new anti-racism course, senior Oluchi Okafor is making their mark on vital contemporary issues.
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A team led by Madhu Choudhary has joined a national trial testing therapies to keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital. Funded through Operation Warp Speed, it is one of a handful of new trials at Pitt.
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The University’s annual United Way campaign will feature new ways to engage—remotely and virtually.
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A new study co-led by Ivet Bahar uses computational modeling to address a mystery first raised in March: Why do some people with COVID-19 develop severe inflammation?
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On World Heart Day, learn about how radiology’s Darshit Thakrar creates 3D models of children’s hearts and other organs to help surgeons better picture their procedures.
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Debasish Sinha will work with Astellas Pharma Inc. in a new research collaboration to address dry age-related macular degeneration—a common cause of vision loss.
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At the Sept. 25, 2020, meeting of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on the last fiscal year and highlighted ways the Pitt community came together to keep the University’s mission alive.
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When unprecedented hardship struck Pittsburgh's Latino population, Pitt alumna Monica Ruiz (SOC WK ’15, ’17G) took action.
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New Pitt research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that occupational and physical therapy after hospitalization for pneumonia is associated with a decreased risk of readmission and death in the month following discharge.
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Sara Baumann (GSPH ’19) and Jessica Burke have created a new form of public health research called Collaborative Filmmaking. The six-step process engages its participants to create a detailed, multimedia form of study rarely seen in the field.
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If you've thought about using the University’s COVID Concern Connection page to report a concern about public gatherings, physical distancing or Pitt’s response to COVID-19 in general, you might wonder what happens next. Read on.
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The event begins the next accreditation review process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.