The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

Aging Institute Leadership Marches On

As new clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC, Anne Newman hopes to figure out why her fellow baby boomers are staying healthier for longer than past generations.
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Romero Lives!

Film and media studies professor Adam Lowenstein brings his expertise to Pittsburgh’s 50th anniversary celebration of the classic horror flick “Night of the Living Dead.”
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Patients at Severe End of the Autism Spectrum Find Support at Specialty Clinic

When the Merck Inpatient Unit opened its doors in 1974, it was the only specialized inpatient unit for people with autism in the United States. More than 40 years later, it continues to help affected individuals throughout their lives.

Engineers Create Artificial Synapse to Help Computers ‘Think’ Like Humans

Computers don’t operate like humans when solving complex problems. But Pitt researchers are asking, “What if they could?”