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Telehealth visits to help veterans access and adjust technology such as wheelchairs were just as effective as in-person visits, two studies from Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories found. The authors say continuing remote visits after the pandemic could even improve care.
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The University of Pittsburgh today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health to help address the needs of the visually impaired through the expertise, facilities and research of the world-class School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology.
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A pilot program that connects students in an Introduction to Africana Studies course to residents in the Hill District is helping create a bridge from the University to the community.
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Simply acknowledging that college is challenging during introductory science courses has helped to close racial and gender achievement gaps. The intervention, begun in a Pitt biology course, is being adopted at universities around the country.
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From cannibal worms to fish with clear blood, second-year PhD student April Rich explains unusual topics in biology for intermediate learners.
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The Center for Creativity’s One Minute Film Festival gave members of the Pitt community a chance to explore writing, storytelling and filmmaking in a compact form. See the winners.
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Ryan Caginalp, a 16-year-old student in the University Honors College and Swanson School of Engineering, ramped up his astrophotography hobby during the pandemic. See some of his celestial images.
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For The Conversation, Randy P. Juhl, Pitt Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy, wrote about what it takes to change behavior due to health risks—and what it means for the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. attorney general was a champion of justice who left a lasting legacy both within and beyond the University.
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The new streetscape between Fifth and Forbes Avenues includes safe, separated paths for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists; updated utility infrastructure; additional landscaping and more for the Pitt campus and community.
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While it might not feel like it, more than a few good things happened in 2020. Here are stories of Pitt people and programs that made the world better during a turbulent year.
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Students and faculty from Pitt’s School of Pharmacy made history at a vaccinating the vaccinators event on Dec. 16. It’s just the beginning of the massive effort to inoculate health care workers against COVID-19.
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With the delivery of the first batches of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, providers and laypeople alike have questions about the technologies behind them. Pitt Med magazine enlisted Jeremy Berg, Pitt’s associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences, to help explain.
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Like so many others this year, the student reporters at The Pitt News re-imagined how they do business.
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Pitt’s Heinz Chapel Choir faced a number of challenges this year but came through the pandemic with a new album of holiday music.