The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

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Researchers Have ‘Nose’ For Sensory Tech

Assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering Chris Wilmer and doctoral student Jenna Gustafson's artificial noses could eventually sniff out gas leaks or maybe even cancer. For his work on such tech, Wilmer recently won a prestigious engineering award.

Tsinghua–Pitt Biomedical Partnership Celebrates Its First Class of Graduates

The Tsinghua Scholars Program brings Chinese medical school students to Pitt for two years of rigorous biomedical research training. In June, 13 of the scholars became the first from the partnership to receive their MDs or PhDs.
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Three Times Faster: New Computer System Promises to Accelerate Researchers' Work

Pitt's Center for Research Computing is one of the first places in the country to access Intel's powerful new computing systems, allowing research of larger, more complex problems.

From Schenley Place to Outer Space: Team Developing Computers for Space Station

The Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing researches systems that can be broken apart and reassembled, like Legos, and also withstand an extraterrestrial environment.
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Vision-to-Touch Innovation, Pitt Researchers Featured in Documentary Airing on PBS

"Sight: The Story of Vision" shows a Pitt-researched device called BrainPort — a set of glasses and a lollipop-like combo that allows people with vision impairments the ability to "see" through touch.

Board of Trustees Elects Members, Approves Construction Projects for Pittsburgh, Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees elected four new members, approved construction projects, set next steps for Pitt's Titusville campus and finalized a new leadership position during its June 30 meeting.
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Chronicles of Violence: Professor Explores Brutal History of the American Revolution

Holger Hoock, British Empire specialist and Pitt history professor, takes an unvarnished look at the violent history of the American Revolution — a theme rarely examined in the heroic stories of the War of Independence.
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Targeting Immune Cells that Help Tumors Stay Hidden Could Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

The discovery shows that the immune system can be tweaked in order to find and destroy cancer cells more effectively.
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Researchers Look Beyond the Brain for Answers About Intractable Depression

Someone once told Eve, a teen with severe depression, she just wasn't working hard enough in therapy. Then her doctor, Pitt's Lisa Pan, found that Eve can’t seem to make critical neurotransmitters.

Cancer Immunotherapy Expert Appointed Director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Robert L. Ferris, a 15-year veteran of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, head and neck cancer specialist and a leading voice in immunotherapy, begins July 1.