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In a pair of studies, ecologist Jessica Stephenson found that both animals and humans instinctually hunker down in small groups when infection looms—but that impulse can come with a price.
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Along with remaining in the top 20 best public colleges and universities in the country, Pitt was named the nation’s 50th most innovative school by the U.S. News & World Report.
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The discovery in animals is being used to make a drug for potential therapeutic and preventive use against COVID-19 in humans.
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The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly testing students for the virus. Going through the process is easier than you might think—take a look.
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Read how two courses—one in pharmacy and one in engineering—are succeeding under the Flex@Pitt model, as the University prepares to allow more in-person classes next week.
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In addition to reciting the traditional Hippocratic Oath during their White Coat Ceremony, members of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 wrote their own class oath to acknowledge their ever-evolving responsibilities as physicians.
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Jessica Benham (A&S ’19) founded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, and her disability rights work can be seen all around town—including area cleanup days and the Pittsburgh airport.
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The National Institutes of Health has selected Pitt to lead a trio of Phase 3 clinical trials involving COVID-19 patients that will explore the use of blood thinners in saving lives and improving care.
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A recent survey of University research-related staff and postdocs shows that nearly two-thirds of respondents felt that Pitt’s research restart had gone at least as well as or better than they expected.
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Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner thanks all the students practicing healthy habits on campus and beyond. He also shares three important messages for students to know.
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Social work graduate student Ashlé Hall (SOC WK ’18) is a busy entrepreneur with a new line of hair care products designed to fill two very important needs.
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Compressing the academic calendar to finish on-campus learning by Thanksgiving break means Labor Day is a class and work day at Pitt this year. The move was designed to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday travel season.
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The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program is developing an open, global platform to map healthy cells so doctors, scientists and educators can better understand disease and the workings of the human body.
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Face coverings are now required—indoors and out—regardless of Pitt’s operational posture.
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Senior Sai Bhatte and a committee of undergraduate and graduate students are working to keep campus open. “You hear complaints from your friends, your peers, your professors—to be in a position to take that to someone in power and make a change is really impactful,” she said.