The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

Vision Restoration Research Set to Advance Through Agreement with French Institutions

The Pitt-Paris agreement will enable closer collaboration on research to treat optic nerve problems and age-related eye conditions.
Jess Edelstein

Scent-sational Success for Alumna's Invention

Sick of stains, Jess Edelstein (A&S ’11) invented a new activated-charcoal deodorant product — and made a successful pitch on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to expand its distribution.
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Findings About Immune System Could Stop Allergic Skin Reactions at the Cellular Source

Engineer Steven Little and colleagues may have found the cell-sized source of irritation caused by contact with allergens.

4 Researchers Receive New Initiatives Grants From Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has named Tia-Lynn Ashman and James Pipas as recipients of one of its...
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Research Team Helps Children Make Sense of 9/11 History at Flight 93 National Memorial

Faculty help young children understand the 9/11 attack in an emotionally healthy manner through a volunteer effort coordinated with the National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial.
Schwanke and Madison

Cyber Institute Continues Steady Growth

With the addition of two experts in the fields of law and technology, Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security continues to make progress toward its institutional goals.
Kristin Davitt, a woman in a blue shirt in front of a white background

Pitt, in Partnership With UPMC, Hires Kristin Davitt to Lead Development in Key Role

The role — which is new to both institutions — will see Davitt directing institutional advancement for the University and leading the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, which raises funds for all of Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC.

Chuck Perfetti Elected to the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Charles “Chuck” Perfetti, a distinguished professor of psychology, has been honored by the Federation of Associations in...
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Modeling Particle Movements on Bees and Bacteria Could Lead to Robotics Advances

Engineer Anna Balazs has modeled behavior in nonliving particles which could lead to advancements in the construction of robots from highly flexible materials similar to those found in living organisms.