School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

A earbud in a woman's left ear
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.
Three seedlings in the soil
The 2020 Pitt Seed Grant winners span departments, Community Engagement Centers and regional campuses in subjects as varied as dependent care, STEM research and National Science Foundation grant preparation. The program, now in its third year, supports projects that align with the six goals in The Plan for Pitt.
Carey Balaban in a dark suit and yellow tie
Carey Balaban from the School of Medicine led a study into a curious 2016 case concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, and their families, who had mysterious symptoms including dizziness, ear pain and tinnitus. The researchers found marked differences between the patterns of response of those embassy staffers and victims of other mild, traumatic brain injuries.
Two boys in black t-shirts playing in a field
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.