The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

Kirsten L. Paine

Humanities Fellows Share Expertise with Cultural and History Organizations

The inaugural class of Pitt’s Public Humanities Fellowship Program spent much of summer 2017 assisting Pittsburgh-based organizations with research support — including delving into Civil War-era records.
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Psychiatrist Investigates Ways That Neurofeedback May Lessen Depression

Kymberly Young is using neurofeedback — a process where patients respond to their own brainwaves — to help patients with depression rewire their brains to focus on the bright side.
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Cyber Experts Making Cloud Security Easier

Protecting personal or work data stored in the cloud takes more technical effort and time than most average users are willing to spend. But Pitt researchers are working on simplifying the process, with the ultimate goal of putting cloud security into users’ hands.
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Four Pitt Teams Receive NIH BRAIN Grants

Three Professors Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named three Pitt researchers as 2017 fellows. Karen M. Arndt,...
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PhD Student Uses Personal Insight to Drive Research, Help Others With Disabilities

Jonathan Duvall has used a wheelchair since a sledding accident in 2007. His work, including creating sidewalk roughness standards and a simpler way for people who use wheelchairs to weigh themselves, aims to help those with disabilities.
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Research Suggests Genetic Links Between Disease Risks and Dental Formations

Abnormalities in dental development could indicate risk for ailments such as kidney disease, asthma and cancer, among others.