Pitt Innovators Deliver Another Banner Year of Impactful Discoveries

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Fiscal 2019 Results Demonstrate Accelerated Pace of Innovation Activity Since Formation of Innovation Institute July 25, 2019 From developing molecules to target drugs more accurately to the heart to new cancer therapies to an app that helps prevent falls caused by dizziness, Pitt Innovators continued to demonstrate their passion for translating their lab discoveries to… Read more »

Overcoming the Odds

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Pitt Researchers Develop New Therapy for Rare Fatal Genetic Disease July 30, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Passion and compassion are two sides of the same coin for Maria Escolar when it comes to her life’s work centered on rare, but exceptionally cruel, pediatric genetic neurodegenerative diseases. If a woman and a man are unwitting carriers… Read more »

Radical Discovery

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Pitt Innovator Freeman’s Inflammation-Taming Technology Moving Towards Patient Impact July 1, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Bruce Freeman knows his career is nearing its twilight, but also views it approaching a zenith in terms of the scientific and clinical impact that he and his research team are achieving. With a spinout company based on compounds derived… Read more »

HiberSense Wins $10K in AUTM Venture Challenge

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Media Release HiberSense Wins $10K in AUTM Venture Challenge AUSTIN, Texas – February 14, 2019 — HiberSense, Inc., a start-up from the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute, has won the $10,000 top prize in AUTM’s Pitch and Play business plan competition at the Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. New company creation and development… Read more »

Pitt Startup Translates to Success

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Story originally published: July 8, 2016, by Karen Woolstrum November 2017 Update: Nicole Xu and John Frazier receive the Pitt Innovator Student Award.   Nicole Xu, John Frazier, and Lujing Gao now start their mornings collaborating in their new space at AlphaLab, a nationally ranked Pittsburgh accelerator program aimed at launching startup tech companies in… Read more »

7 Pitt Faculty Members Recognized for Outstanding Science & Technology Achievements

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Seven individuals from the University of Pittsburgh were honored at the Carnegie Science Center for their outstanding science and technology achievements in western Pennsylvania. The 21st Annual Carnegie Science Award Celebration honored the recipients in 21 separate categories, as well as Honorable Mentions for each category. Dr. Kara Bernstein was recognized in the Emerging Female Scientist category (Honorable… Read more »