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It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
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Steven Moon, a doctoral student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science's Department of Music, studies musical healing in Turkish biomedical research and investigates how humans understand health.
Ke’alohi Worthington in an straw hat and necklace
When her spring plans were toppled, Ke’alohi Worthington made the best of it, with help from her advisor in the Graduate School of Public Health. Worthington’s internship with the Department of Health in Hawaii examined how COVID-19 has affected indigenous and other populations.
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About 65 carloads of fans made their way past Arthur S. Levine’s home for a surprise parade to commemorate his 20-plus years as dean of the medical school and senior vice chancellor of the health sciences.
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Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood has a new group of certified babysitters. They’re graduates of a program that’s not only shaping future childcare providers, but entrepreneurs, too.
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A professor of law focused on ordinary and extraordinary forms of discrimination, Lu-in Wang will serve as vice provost for faculty affairs beginning July 1, 2020.
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Meet the members of Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group—a team tasked with monitoring the health status of campus and making decisions about policy for COVID-19.
Dmitriy Babichenko in the School of Computing and Information joined forces with colleagues from the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as the Department of English and UPMC, to develop two games for kids to learn about health.
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With the move to online instruction, making electronic accessibility a priority is not just about accommodating people with disabilities; it’s about considering the broad range of students and their learning styles.
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Federal funding is an important part of supporting research and innovation in universities. Pitt’s Evan Facher describes how the novel coronavirus could change the equation.
A series of genome sequencers
Five behemoth next-generation sequencers, which look more or less like photocopiers, as well as a series of robotic arms have sequenced more than 10,000 samples since the UPMC Genome Center opened in 2018. Read about what this means for research and for patient care.
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Pitt alum Johnmichael Bohach (A&S ’06) recently applied his architectural skills to a tiny Cathedral creation.
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COVID-19 can affect more than the lungs: some patients also leave the hospital with muscle weakness, heart problems and trouble swallowing. Three researchers from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences discuss how their field can help in recovery.
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During the latest installment of the “This is Not Normal” town hall series at Pitt, four leaders discussed faith and action in the age of pandemics.
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Many facilities management staff members have continued working on campus, even as most Pitt colleagues have shifted to remote work. They’ve kept Pitt buildings and grounds clean and well maintained and are preparing for a ramp-up of operations.