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Dhirana, a dance competition fundraiser founded by Pitt students in 2012, recently raised $10,000 for the Birmingham Free Clinic, which helps community members access health care.
After reviewing thousands of studies of shift and emergency workers, Pitt researchers developed five guidelines to help combat fatigue, including limiting shift duration, providing caffeine and allowing naps while on duty.
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Much of the neural repair occurs during the first three months following a stroke. But, exercise may benefit patients' brains, no matter how much time has passed, Pitt researchers say.
Bernard J. Costello, professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, effective April 1. Costello has been serving as interim dean since February 2018.
James R. Martin II, professor and chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, effective Aug. 15.
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Amy J. Wildermuth, associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Utah, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She will begin her deanship on July 1.
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After 18 years as dean of the School of Dental Medicine and many more years at the University of Pittsburgh in various roles, Thomas W. Braun has retired. Braun spent his entire postsecondary education and career at Pitt.
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Starting a conversation on a blind date can be intimidating, and the same might be said for researchers looking for just the right expert to help them take their ideas from concept to reality.
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The Pitt Humanities, Engineering and Design Club is planning a June return to its work with the Emberá, an indigenous community in Panama’s Chagres National Park. On an October trip, the club installed solar panels and built a pedestrian bridge.
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The University of Pittsburgh is creating a research, entrepreneurship and innovation hub to nurture and speed the development of new ideas and breakthrough technologies. The results could reinvent the way health care is delivered.
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As reigning champions of STAT Madness — a bracket-style, national innovation contest — Pitt and UPMC hope this year’s entry, the emergency doctor video game Night Shift, can hold the crown.
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The generosity and enthusiasm of the University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff sent the 2017 Pitt United Way campaign soaring — raising $673,962, the annual initiative’s highest total ever.
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Dina Fradkin and Jahvon Dockery took home this year’s top undergraduate student awards at Pitt’s Honors Convocation, which celebrates the achievements of faculty members and students.
The community of University of Pittsburgh alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends responded to this year’s Pitt Day of Giving by donating a record-setting $9,029,828.
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Second-year math major Laurel Alpern didn't expect to follow in her family's footsteps to the Pitt Rowing Club, but once she met the team, she was hooked. As the new season approaches, the rowers look forward to another record-breaking year.