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Emily Oby in a white tank top holding equipment
Researchers at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are finding out how the brain learns new tasks, which could help people who have suffered injuries to the nervous system. Their latest findings were published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
A family watches commencement online
Tune in to the festivities on Sunday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. ET with these instructions.
a young man holding some scrubs in one hand while pointing to the Pitt logo on his t-shirt
University of Pittsburgh community members—including a network of more than 10,000 alumni in the health care field—are engaged in a global fight against COVID-19. We are honored to call them Panthers and proud to share their snapshots from the field.
Pitt community members making up a panther
In 1920, 5,000 Pitt students assembled and formed into the shape of a “Living Panther.” To mark the 100th anniversary of the event and support the Class of 2020, the Pitt community is recreating the Living Panther—virtually! Join in.
Gurudev Dutt in a red shirt, holding a piece of electronic equipment
From mailing circuit boards to students’ homes to rolling 80 containers of duckweed down Forbes Avenue, lab instructors got creative in the shift to online learning.
A field of flowers with the Cathedral of Learning in the background
“Earth Day is every day,” says Aurora Sharrard, University of Pittsburgh sustainability director. But it doesn’t hurt to do something special on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. See what she recommends, and how the Pitt community is celebrating.
Uma Satyavolu
Uma Satyavolu’s Literature and Medicine course challenges students to study both past and current writings to deal ethically with pandemics such as COVID-19. See what books and resources she recommends.
A person in a blue shirt with a white apron checks a tablet
The Pitt institute is offering free resource guides, webinars and advice on federal and state programs to help small business owners through the pandemic.
Fleisher in a rose top, with the Washington Monument deep in the background of the photo
Kathryn Fleisher, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, is the 13th Truman Scholar in Pitt’s history and the first since 2016. The competitive national scholarship awards $30,000 for two to three years of graduate study.
An illustrated guide to preventing COVID-19 infection
The symptoms, treatment and other medical information about the novel coronavirus can be difficult for some people to understand. Six Pitt Med students led the production of an illustrated guide written in plain language to help.
Nicholas Goodmanson and Rachel Mennies
Rachel Mennies, spouse of critical care doctor and Pitt alumnus Nicholas Goodmanson (MED ’13, ’16, ’18), writes about the worries and moments of connection she and other partners of physicians are experiencing during the pandemic.
A person wearing a T-shirt that displays where they matched for residency
When a capstone celebration turned virtual this year, medical students pulled together to donate the money they had raised for the event to communities in need—and challenged faculty to do the same.
A family reads a book together
During the pandemic, a team of experts in early childhood development, social-emotional learning and mental health have expanded resources for parents like Hausaan and Kimberlee (EDUC ’13) Burton, who are finding comfort in Facebook posts full of activity ideas for the entire family.
Salk administering a shot to a nurse
April 12 marks 65 years since the polio vaccine, developed by a team led by Pitt’s Jonas Salk, was deemed safe and effective. Its success helped move vaccine science forward, and gives hope for a COVID-19 vaccine today.
Buildings behind a row of yellow flowers
The University has created several ways the Pitt community can help advance vital COVID-19 medical research, support students in need and participate in service activities.