NEWS & EVENTS

WPXI Take Five | The All of Us PA Research Program

Watch the WPXI Take Five show featuring Dr. Mylynda Massart. She talks about the importance of the All of Us PA Research Program, what participants can expect, and shares her own personal connection to the project.

January 14, 2019
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Coordinator Connect Newsletter

In this issue: the fifth annual Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) awards, new NIH funded genome centers, funding opportunities, regulatory updates, and more.

November 7, 2018
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All of Us Research Study

Altoona - Did you inherit a gene that makes you achy when you take drugs to lower your cholesterol? Could your genetics make you more likely to develop macular degeneration?

May 23, 2018
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Register to Win a Ticket to the Sold Out Tuesday, January 22 Men’s Basketball Game | Pitt vs Duke

Register to Win a Ticket to the Sold Out Tuesday, January 22 Men’s Basketball Game | Pitt vs Duke

January 7, 2019
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PInCh Awards $475K to Spur Innovation Around Human Performance

A total of $475,000 in prizes was awarded at the Pitt Innovation Challenge final event, in which teams competed with projects aimed at improving human performance, which was defined broadly as benefitting physiological or psychological functioning of healthy people or those with chronic disease.

September 27, 2018
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All of Us Million Person Precision Medicine Initiative Launches, Seeks Volunteers

Erricka Hager (center), health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, listens as audience members at a May 2 press conference ask her and fellow All of Us Research Program volunteers Joyce Yasko (left) and Andrew Brown (right) about their reasons for participating. Hager volunteered because of a family history of disease and the program’s call for traditionally underrepresented populations to participate. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)

May 16, 2018
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Innovation Competitions Drive Creativity, Boost Researchers' Projects to the Marketplace

The University's fall competitions awarded more than $600,000 in funding for faculty and student researchers. In addition, mentoring opportunities in the competitions offer researchers help in commercialization, which takes products from the lab into spaces like a doctor’s office or a factory.

December 19, 2018
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Researchers Find Animations to be Effective in Accurately Measuring Pain

To improve communication about pain between patients and physicians, a team led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC has developed a mobile application called “Painimation” that has the potential to assess and monitor pain better than any previously used measurement tools.

August 6, 2018
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Wanted: Volunteers for large study of DNA, health habits

The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC will partner with 100 organizations across the country to participate in the National Institutes of Health's research program called All of Us that launches nationwide Sunday.

May 2, 2018
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