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Jariatu Stallone
Applying for scholarships can be intimidating, but Pitt-Bradford biology and pre-med student Jariatu Stallone found a perfect opportunity, thanks to her background with HIV/AIDS work in Sierra Leone and a tip from a resident advisor. The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship will support her future efforts to combat the disease.
Barry Mitnick
Barry Mitnick’s undergraduate honors business history course, Market Manipulations: Crises, Bubbles, Robber Barons and Corporate Saints, has been recognized with the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Ideas Worth Teaching Award—one of only 10 courses worldwide to be selected.
Nicole Coleman
Main Street businesses may not compete with national and online retailers on price, but they can win by serving customers in ways these giants can’t, says Pitt Business associate professor and consumer behavior expert Nicole Coleman.
a sketch of the backpack in stretcher mode, with a person/dummy lying on it
A multidisciplinary team led by Ron Poropatich is working on a specialized medical backpack for the U.S. Army that could help injured patients in the field survive until they reach a fully staffed hospital.
Clark Chilson
Clark Chilson, an associate professor who studies Buddhism and self-reflection, is one of a handful of scholars outside Japan studying Naikan—a form of structured meditation for thinking about relationships.
Lettuce seedlings in net cups in the hydroponics system
Students across the University are coming together at a hydroponics club to grow and share produce and gain hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture.
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Shannon Wanless and Aisha White
It may not come as a surprise that Pitt neighbor Mister Rogers left an imprint on the School of Education and related programs, but the Department of English, too? His approach to childhood development is alive on campus and beyond even today.
Fred Rogers
Dedicated archivists spent more than two decades collecting and cataloging papers, photos, promotional materials and more in the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Collection housed at Pitt.
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.