The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

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The policy strengthens and clarifies faculty ownership of intellectual property and improves the mechanisms that return revenues to Pitt innovators, departments, schools and other research units when their inventions find commercial success.
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Undergrad Riley Wolynn and her father Todd Wolynn (MED '92) teamed up to study misinformation surrounding vaccines online.
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What can vaccine proponents, clinicians and public health communicators learn from anti-vaxxers? A lot, say Pitt researchers. See what they suggest.
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On the 66th anniversary of the Salk polio vaccine being declared safe and effective, Pitt premieres a new film, “Chasing Covid,” that draws parallels between that event and Pitt’s current global collaboration on vaccine research.
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Scientists in the Graduate School of Public Health found that people just out of poverty face disproportionately high medical bills. Eric T. Roberts and colleagues offer four possible fixes for the problem.
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The prestigious fellowships provide stipends and other support for outstanding graduate students in STEM fields. Pitt’s prep programs helped this year’s awardees make their application packages shine.