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Fueled by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, researchers in Pitt’s Center for Research on Behavioral Health, Media and Technology are studying and combating false online information about vaccines.
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Telehealth visits to help veterans access and adjust technology such as wheelchairs were just as effective as in-person visits, two studies from Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories found. The authors say continuing remote visits after the pandemic could even improve care.
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Almost by accident, Pittsburgh police officer Antonio Ruiz joined the Moderna vaccine trial at Pitt. Read how his experience played out.
José-Alain Sahel in a black suit and white shirt holding a white square
The University of Pittsburgh today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health to help address the needs of the visually impaired through the expertise, facilities and research of the world-class School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology.
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From cannibal worms to fish with clear blood, second-year PhD student April Rich explains unusual topics in biology for intermediate learners.
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With the delivery of the first batches of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, providers and laypeople alike have questions about the technologies behind them. Pitt Med magazine enlisted Jeremy Berg, Pitt’s associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences, to help explain.
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Yates will lead the units that aid investigators in designing and performing research studies that meet current ethical standards and conform to all applicable laws and regulations.
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Pitt photographers share a collection of photos from a year like no other.
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The new study, led by pathologist and bioengineer Mo Ebrahimkhani, is a step toward figuring out the genes necessary to produce mature cells needed to construct a functioning liver.
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Finals are here. Winter is coming. Pitt psychiatry and epidemiology expert Rebecca Thurston offers reminders to care for yourself during tough times.