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Diagnosing a heart attack can be difficult, especially for prehospital emergency personnel. Using computer modeling, a team led by nursing’s Salah Al-Zaiti identified 37% more heart attacks in a study published in Nature Communications.
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Rakíe Cham and Wissam Saidi, both in the Swanson School of Engineering, reflect on their childhoods in Lebanon and the recent explosions in Beirut.
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Native English speakers often have trouble with tonal languages like Chinese. A new study showed that vagus nerve stimulation allowed research participants to pick up some Mandarin tones more quickly.
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New research published in Preventive Medicine shows men who subscribe to strong gender norms are more likely to harm themselves and others.
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Pitt students and employees can now access free 30-minute rides on Health Ride bikes around the city.
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More than a dozen student leaders have collaborated to create the Pitt Community Compact—a statement of personal accountability they’re asking all people at Pitt to read and affirm as on-campus activities resume.
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COVID-19 testing, the community compact, moving to campus and Flex@Pitt were among the topics students had lingering questions about.
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A new report from Pitt’s National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Support has found that caregivers of all ages are facing increased worry, mental health issues and financial stress. The center also offers resources to help.
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Throughout July 29-30, Pittwire staff shared recaps, insights and stories from Diversity Forum 2020.
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Brian Gahan (BUS '85G) answered the call to fight COVID-19 by leading a response force of 120 Army and Air Force reservists to develop and implement Illinois’ first drive-thru testing facility.
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Olympian John Carlos’ raised fist is iconic today, but in 1968, it turned the track and field athlete’s world upside down. Pitt broadcast film students recently heard more about it in their own conversation with Carlos.
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Classroom schedules and availability, contact tracing, and faculty assessments and evaluations were among the questions fielded in a recent discussion.
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Leonard Berenfield (ENGR ’64), who initiated the creation of the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement, has given Pitt students the opportunity to unite across differences.
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As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
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Next week’s Diversity Forum 2020 will feature more than 55 virtual sessions to help participants gain the tools to make their communities more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Speakers include Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi.