The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

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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.
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Social Work Researcher Makes Connection Between Pet Ownership and Wellness

A team led by Pitt’s Mary Beth Rauktis surveyed area food banks and found that patrons with pets had fewer food security issues than those without, though some pet owners also cut down on their own meals to feed their furry friends.
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Pitt Ranked Among Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Students for 2018–19 Academic Year

This is the eighth time in nine years that Pitt has been ranked in the U.S. Student Program category. The program supplies grants for individually designed study and research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs around the world.
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Facebook at 15: Researchers Share Insight Into Impact of the Social Media Giant

Facebook has morphed from a college student social network into a global tech powerhouse. Pitt faculty members discuss its influence, from grassroots organizing to "fake news."
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Researcher Probes How Viruses Hack Cells

Pitt virologist Terence Dermody thinks of cells like little factories. He and a team of doctoral students are working to decode how viruses can disrupt the assembly line.

Seniors Nathan Carnovale and Shamus O’Haire Named IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholars

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) selected University of Pittsburgh...