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Parental involvment still important for high schoolers

Parental involvment still important for high schoolers

By Cristina Holtzer / News Editor

November 23, 2014

A study by Pitt researchers found that parents should have strong relationships with their children’s teachers throughout high school, despite the potential embarrassment of the students.Ming-Te Wang, a Pitt researcher and assistant professor of psychology in education, studied the relationship between parent...

Pitt lags behind in Ebola donations

By Sabrina Romano / Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

After Hurricane Sandy, the Haitian earthquake and Hurricane Katrina razed cities and towns years ago, donations poured in to help the survivors.Businesses across the nation pledged roughly $141 million to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, almost $300 million for the Japanese earthquake and...

App created for assault victims

By Kathleen Fennell / Staff Writer

October 26, 2014

Connecting to a domestic violence hotline is the single greatest factor in reducing domestic violence injuries, reassaults and homicides. The Women’s Center and Shelter (WC&S) of Greater Pittsburgh, founded in 1974, had these facts in mind when it created RUSafe, a smartphone app that helps users ident...

Life after a stroke: Pittsburgh man regains mobility

Life after a stroke: Pittsburgh man regains mobility

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

October 21, 2014

Climbing up all 764 steps of the Cathedral of Learning seems like a difficult and physically draining prospect, but for Steve Gillis, a stroke victim determined to make a full recovery, it’s a way to prove that he can overcome challenges. Eleven months after his stroke in January 2013, Gillis, 58, s...

Get a move on

Get a move on

By Andy Slepman / For the Pitt News

October 16, 2014

Pitt Public Health received $1 million to increase active transportation: walking, jogging or biking. 

Pitt gets $1 million to increase active transportation

Pitt gets $1 million to increase active transportation

By Danielle Fox / Assistant News Editor

October 16, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Health gifted the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health $1 million this week to increase physical activity among people in the state. Pitt Public Health will put the funds toward its continued efforts with WalkWorks. WalkWorks is a four-year initiative that began in ...

Ebola spreads from Africa

Ebola spreads from Africa

By Zoe Au / For The Pitt News

October 1, 2014

Ebola has spread to the United States from Africa — what is Pitt doing about it?

Pitt lacks resources to develop Ebola vaccine

Pitt lacks resources to develop Ebola vaccine

By Jesseca Muslin / Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

As Ebola continues to spread through African countries, and now, with one case confirmed in the United States, many people have expressed worry that the virus will find its way to their cities and towns.But, according to experts, it’s unlikely the disease will have similar effects in the United States...

Pitt developing MERS vaccine

Pitt developing MERS vaccine

By MCT Campus

September 28, 2014

Pitt researchers are collaborating with others around the world on a vaccine for the MERS virus.

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