Department of Neuroscience

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As a master trainer at the Pete, Kunal Gandhi noticed that improper form during exercise was resulting in injuries. The app he developed to help recently won an award from the NFL.
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The 15 Pitt recipients of the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholarship for 2020 are the most ever in the University of Pittsburgh’s history. For the 10th time in 11 years, Pitt was also named a top producing institution of Fulbright students.
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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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Toren Finkel and Amy Wagner have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine for their work on aging and neuro-rehab, respectively.
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Neuroscience major Lauren Nedrow made history last week as part of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts.
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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.
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A grassroots effort started by Jennifer Iriti, a research scientist at Pitt, quickly became a movement to donate more than 70 anti-racist books to teachers across the country.
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Thomas Freitag is the second winner from Pitt in the three years the scholarship has been offered. Freitag will study HIV prevention and treatment at the University of Cambridge next year.
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The new space, meant to forge connections and encourage cross-campus collaboration, is the result of efforts led by the Graduate and Professional Student Government.