School of Medicine

Big Funding for Big Data: Multidisciplinary Team Gets Grant to Study Anesthesia Complications

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a team led by engineer Heng Huang $1.18 million to use machine learning to predict postoperative complications and patient outcomes.
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Animation App Helps Patients Describe Pain

Pitt's Charles Jonassaint led a team that developed the Painimation tablet-based app. The innovation helps patients visually describe where, how much and what kind of pain they feel.

Researcher Creates Enzymes From Scratch

Ann Donnelly, a research specialist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, was part of a team that created the first-ever artificial enzyme capable of working in a living organism.
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Hispanic Engineering Group Strives for Diversity, Inclusion in STEM Fields

Pitt’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers marks Hispanic Heritage Month — the group’s busiest time of year.

Aging Institute Leadership Marches On

As new clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC, Anne Newman hopes to figure out why her fellow baby boomers are staying healthier for longer than past generations.

Brain-Body Research Gets Funding Boost

For centuries, people have speculated about the mind-body connection: Does one really affect the other? Neurobiologist Peter Strick’s research on brain pathways may hold answers.