The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

Audrey Murrell and Ray Jones
Our food ecosystem is broken, says business professor and acting dean of the Honors College Audrey J. Murrell. Research at Pitt and partnerships in the community aim to help fix it.
A depiction of the coronavirus
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh has awarded $900,000 to 17 studies to address different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
a man in a hospital bed and a monitor next to it with CO2 and blood flow numbers on it
The Hemolung respiratory assist system, which was designed at the University of Pittsburgh, has been granted emergency use authorization from the FDA to treat lung failure caused by COVID-19.
A teenager takes a selfie while lying on a bed next to a computer
Pitt psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley has developed a scale for gauging body image consciousness, and using it, she’s found that teens think about the way they present to an online audience, even in their offline moments.
a young man holding some scrubs in one hand while pointing to the Pitt logo on his t-shirt
University of Pittsburgh community members—including a network of more than 10,000 alumni in the health care field—are engaged in a global fight against COVID-19. We are honored to call them Panthers and proud to share their snapshots from the field.
Emily Oby in a white tank top holding equipment
Researchers at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are finding out how the brain learns new tasks, which could help people who have suffered injuries to the nervous system. Their latest findings were published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering.