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14 Projects Receive Open Educational Resource Grants

The grants help enhance the educational experiences of Pitt students, save students money on course materials and provide faculty with the ability to customize courses.
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Graham Hatfull Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Hatfull led a team that identified and engineered a phage cocktail designed to treat a 15-year-old cystic fibrosis patient.
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CTSI Piloting Funding Grants and Coordinating COVID-19 Research

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute will be awarding up to $50,000 in grants to four projects that aim to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mentoring Summit Takes ‘Quantum Leap’ with Pitt-CMU Partnership

The 2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit was jointly hosted by the two universities—a partnership that began when two former grad classmates reconnected over coffee.

Public Algorithms Task Force Hosts March 10 Meeting

The Pitt Cyber-convened Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms works to prevent bias in automated decision-making systems used by local agencies and governments.
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Learning through Making at Open Lab

The University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Open Lab features new technologies like virtual reality, 3D printing and laser engraving video that can bring courses and projects to life in new ways—and they’re free and open to faculty and staff.
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Internal Funding Fuels Faculty, Staff to Forge New Paths

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, the inaugural Fueling Our Future showcase spotlighted faculty and staff projects that received internal funding over the past year.
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Connection, Collaboration and Discovery Fuel the Future of Research and Innovation

The inaugural internal funding showcase will provide an opportunity for researchers and innovators at Pitt to connect with colleagues whose internally funded projects are driving change at all levels across the University.
Ravi Patel, lead innovation advisor in the School of Pharmacy; John Donehoo, clinical pharmacist at UPMC and program collaborator; David Vorp, associate dean for research and William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering; and Kerry Empey, associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics

Pitt Seed Funding Helps Send Projects into Space

Two projects that were awarded Pitt Seed funding in 2019 will blast off to the International Space Station this spring to study microgravity’s effects on people and spacecrafts.

Upcoming Deadlines for Pitt Seed Grants

Faculty and staff interested in applying for a 2020 Pitt Seed grant are invited to attend the final information session on Thursday, Jan. 23. Required letters of intent are due Feb. 7.