Friday, February 9, 2018
Lisa Maddox (MED ’95) has won 17 titles and finished 2017 as No. 1 in the United States Tennis Association’s Wheelchair Tennis Women’s A division. Next up: aiming for the 2020 Paralympics.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Anne Keenan's (A&S ’81) nonprofit, Reading Recycled, has delivered more than 18,000 books to young readers in Philadelphia-area schools, homeless shelters and other community spots.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
About half of us have the genetic variants for celiac disease, but only one in about 130 people will get it. Pitt’s Terence Dermody in the Department of Pediatrics is on his way to understanding why.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Physical therapy professor Janet Freburger and postdoctoral associate Samannaaz Khoja are analyzing a large national data set to improve care for patients after they leave the hospital.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other issues can cause the ability to swallow to be lost. Graduate students studying speech-language pathology are learning to treat this debilitating condition at the UPMC Swallowing Disorders Center.
Friday, December 1, 2017
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.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
With new director Toren Finkel, Pitt's Aging Institute is expanding its approach to improving people's "health span" — the period of life during which a person remains free from serious illness.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Jesse Irwin (A&S '17) wanted to start a late-night talk show at Pitt. With a student crew and film studies Assistant Professor Robert Clift's support, he made it happen in three months — and snagged an Emmy nod.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Adam Haritan, a wild-food enthusiast and researcher, leads educational walks, offers presentations on topics such as Mushrooms of the Fall and sells his own handcrafted wild plant- and mushroom-based supplements.