NEWS & EVENTS

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Join us for a SALK-A-BRATION!

What do the polio vaccine, CPR, and double-organ transplantation have in common? They were all discovered thanks to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and research volunteers like you who worked together to make these groundbreaking discoveries possible. Click the headline to learn more.

October 16, 2019
Type: News
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Blazing a Trail: Erricka Hager

A lifelong love of books about science and history, coupled with a family of generations of strong black women, has led Erricka Hager to a space of community and health advocacy.

August 20, 2019
Type: Podcast
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The Art of Building: Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland spent over half a century teaching kids and training adults. It started on the North Side of Pittsburgh, the neighborhood where he grew up and would name the organization he built: Manchester.

July 9, 2019
Type: Podcast
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PInCh Awards $460K to Stimulate Innovation

A total of $460,000 in prizes was awarded at the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh®) final event where teams presented their bold solutions to important health problems.

September 26, 2019
Type: News
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Coordinator Connect Newsletter: Summer 2019

In this issue: novel forms of informed consent, tools for protocol and biosketch development, expansion of CTSI's Integrating Special Population Core, and expanded access to genetic counseling to be considered by Congress.

August 14, 2019
Type: Newsletter
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Finding a Rose in the Concrete: Richard Garland

In 1992, Richard Garland graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, a year after being released from the Western Penitentiary. Since then, Garland has become a leader for Pittsburgh’s anti-violence initiative. He is leveraging his unique lived experience to find spaces of light in the lives of g

June 11, 2019
Type: Podcast
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Pitt Challenge Hackathon

The Pitt Challenge Hackathon invites all students to compete to solve some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare today. Teams will be judged on innovation, market opportunity, and problem addressed. The top three teams will be awarded prizes and receive continued mentoring after the event.

August 21, 2019
Type: Funding, News
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Critical Care: Cameron Dezfulian

Being a doctor isn’t easy. Sure there are the long hours, but there can also be difficult situations as well as tough conversations with patients and their families. As a critical care medicine doctor, Cameron Dezfulian has had his fair share of challenges, but getting to help people every day?

July 30, 2019
Type: Podcast
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National Health Study Gains Local Participants as it Pushes for 1 Million

A year after the local launch of the nationwide All of Us health study, researchers in the landmark precision-medicine collaboration have more than 140,000 participants signed up at over 22 active sites across the country.

June 5, 2019
Type: News
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Opioid Crisis

A University of Pittsburgh research team has developed a new device for swimmers, called Impulse, which measures force production to aid coaches and athletes in determining better ways to improve performance and prevent injury. And they’re starting with students on Pitt’s Swimming and Diving team.

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Epigenome Story

Part student lounge and part academic resource center, the cozy and colorful Global Hub features the touch-screen Engagement Wall, which introduces all of Pitt’s global learning options. Students can find out how to learn a new language, earn an international studies certificate, explore internship possibilities, register to study abroad, take a class, join a club — or just meet new people and exchange ideas.

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Community Effort

Recognizing the need for an innovative way to connect people with research opportunities, CTSI Director Steven Reis, MD, started the registry in 2008 with just 4,200 participants and 75 studies using the service during its first year. Participants may join research studies to find treatments for their own health conditions, to advance knowledge in the hopes of preventing disease in the next generation, or to help move science forward in general. Many studies also provide compensation for a participant’s time and effort. Since 2008, Pitt+Me has assisted with more than 1,000 research studies and made over 123,000 participant referrals to study teams.

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Health in Fall

As a scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mining Program, Lauren Chubb (A&S ’10, GSPH ’13, ’16) has developed on-the-spot air analysis software to help keep miners safe.

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CTSI Tree

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