Pitt Magazine

person sitting in a tunnel with their head between their legs

Researchers Use Data, Innovative County Partnerships to Tackle Opioid Overdoses

As the nation grapples with the deadly opioid crisis, Pitt’s Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center, housed in the School of Pharmacy, is taking a fresh approach to saving lives.
James and Martha Funderburgh in their lab

Pitt, Indian Researchers Collaborate on Promising Corneal Procedure

At Pitt’s Corneal Cell Biology Lab, researchers have developed an innovative way to address a common form of blindness — by converting stem cells to regrow part of the eye.

International Development Alumna, Survivor of Acid Attack Advances Human Rights

Hanifa Nakiryowa (GSPIA ’17) is empowering other survivors of gender-related violence through her nonprofit, the Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence.
Simpson in a black jacket and hot pink shirt

Information Science, Law School Alumna Marks Supreme Achievement in New York State

After attending Pitt, Shawndya Simpson (SCI ’87, LAW ’90) made her way from assistant New York attorney general to bureau chief to civil court judge — then all the way to the Supreme Court of New York State.
Lisa Maddox headshot

Alumna, Paralympic Hopeful Courts Victory

Lisa Maddox (MED ’95) has won 17 titles and finished 2017 as No. 1 in the United States Tennis Association’s Wheelchair Tennis Women’s A division. Next up: aiming for the 2020 Paralympics.

Change Agents: How Pitt Alumni Are Transforming Modern South Korea

When Byong Hyon Kwon left South Korea to attend Pitt, he found a wealth of knowledge and new ideas. What he brought home helped to transform his country. Pitt Magazine profiles Kwon and nine other alumni making an impact in South Korea.
Keenan wearing a white shirt

Alumna Delivers Donated Books to Children

Anne Keenan's (A&S ’81) nonprofit, Reading Recycled, has delivered more than 18,000 books to young readers in Philadelphia-area schools, homeless shelters and other community spots.
Marques looking straight on the camera in a suitcoat, blue shirt, and tie

Enigma: Pitt Public Health Researcher Worked to Pinpoint Culprit of Mysterious Illness in Brazil

When a mysterious illness emerged in his Brazilian hometown, Pitt Public Health's Ernesto T.A. Marques mobilized with colleagues to decode its unknowns.
Jess Edelstein

Scent-sational Success for Alumna's Invention

Sick of stains, Jess Edelstein (A&S ’11) invented a new activated-charcoal deodorant product — and made a successful pitch on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to expand its distribution.
Adam Haritan

Nutrition Alumnus Goes Wild for Foraging

Adam Haritan, a wild-food enthusiast and researcher, leads educational walks, offers presentations on topics such as Mushrooms of the Fall and sells his own handcrafted wild plant- and mushroom-based supplements.