Pitt Connection


Study of How Brain Interprets Visual Cues Could Aid Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Matt Smith, associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is studying how the brain and visual stimuli interact — the goal being to help people with conditions such as attention deficit disorder use feedback from their own brain as a therapeutic intervention.


Department of Defense-Funded Research to Answer Question of When to Get Knee Surgery

James Irrgang, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Volker Musahl, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, are teaming up to collect better data about treating complex knee injuries.


Research on Amino Acids Provides Insight Into Human Embryo Development, Defects

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Chemistry have successfully expanded the genetic code of zebrafish embryos, and that expansion could help answer questions about human development and birth defects.