University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, Pitt is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania with an alteration to its charter in 1819, and upon relocating to its current campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1908, the school received its current moniker, the University of Pittsburgh. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966. Pitt has consistently placed in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities and among the overall top 25 research universities according to the Center for Measuring University Performance, is listed as one of U.S. News & World Report's top 20 public universities, and has been listed among the best colleges for the quality of life of its students.

Address
130 Desoto St # A526, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America 15261
Website
http://www.pitt.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Pittsburgh

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Genetics

New study reveals the genetics of human head shape

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and KU Leuven have discovered a suite of genes that influence head shape in humans. These findings, published this week in Nature Communications, help explain the diversity of human ...

Cardiology

Education is linked to heart health decades later, study finds

Formal education typically occurs in early life, and yet its ramification for cardiovascular health may last for decades, according to study by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links childhood trauma to COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations

People who endured childhood adversity, like abuse or neglect, were more likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19 in adulthood, a new University of Pittsburgh study found. Specifically, higher self-reported childhood ...

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