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Company Overview of University of Pittsburgh

Company Overview

University of Pittsburgh is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs. It provides courses in business, social sciences, law, medicine, and public affairs. The schools of the university include College of General Studies, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, School of Education, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering, Katz Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, College of Pharmacy, and School of Nursing. University of Pittsburgh was formerly known as The Western University of Pennsylvania an...

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

Founded in 1787



Key Executives for University of Pittsburgh

Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee Ex-Officio
Director of Outreach Services
Age: 56
Director OF Institute of Politics
Director of Cross Cultural Leadership and Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

University of Pittsburgh Key Developments

The University of Pittsburgh Appoints Cheryl Johnson as Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Effective September 2016

The University of Pittsburgh has appointed Cheryl Johnson as vice chancellor for human resources. Johnson, who is vice president for human capital services at Kansas State University, joins Pitt in September 2016. As the leader of Pitt's human resources department, she will be responsible for designing and administering employee benefits, compensation management, employee and labor relations, recruiting, talent acquisition and organization development, as well as the University Child Development Center.

University of Pittsburgh Licenses Novel Microneedle Patch to SkinJect, Inc

SkinJect Inc. announced its completion of a license with the University of Pittsburgh to its novel, minimally invasive treatment for common forms of non-melanoma skin cancer, basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. The SkinJect™ patch is a thumb-sized array of dissolvable microneedles that will deliver a chemotherapeutic agent to kill an existing skin cancer. The SkinJect patch will be applied once a week, for three weeks, in the doctor’s office. The microneedles, less than a millimeter long, dissolve within 15 minutes of application. The company plans to file an IND (Investigational New Drug) application, a request to the FDA to begin administering the device to humans, by late fourth quarter of 2016 or early first quarter of 2017.

ANSYS, Inc. Announces New Collaboration with University of Pittsburgh

ANSYS, Inc. has announced a new collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh to develop new computing tools. The partnership will further education and research to solve some of the industry's toughest additive manufacturing problems. Printing metal is particularly challenging because it involves the use of a laser. While the laser optimizes the density of the metal for the particular application, it can also melt the metal in unexpected ways, causing the product to fail. And the rapid heating and cooling causes stresses that can deform the end product. ANSYS and Pitt are working together to simulate those deformations before printing to ensure the product not only has the desired shape, but also performs as expected. As part of the partnership, the university is opening a 1,200-square-foot additive manufacturing lab in the Swanson School of Engineering. The ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory is equipped with some of the most advanced additive manufacturing devices that utilize metals, alloys, polymers and other materials to laser print components for nearly every industry. The partnership will also support faculty and students conducting collaborative research with ANSYS and other industry partners, including those in the biomedical, aerospace and defense industries. Lab workers will have access to the ANSYS portfolio, enabling them to explore, simulate and analyze solutions for stress and fatigue on critical components that go into products such as airplanes, cars and medical devices. Additive manufacturing allows for precise control in creating a component at the micro- and nano-scale level, new processes and software are required to help engineers develop parts that are designed to perform a desired function under a set of conditions. Simulation-driven product development changes the process by virtually exploring the properties of a number of design options early on, before committing to specific material and design choices. The benefit of physics-based computational tools is that they can test millions of permutations of designs, materials, flows and shapes to find the optimal design before the engineer needs to build a single physical prototype. Not only will this new approach unleash the next wave of innovative physical products, but it is a necessity to make designs more energy-efficient and sustainable. ANSYS and Pitt's collaborative work in this area was initiated with funding from the federal government via America Makes (the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute). Pitt's research includes the development of new tools to optimize the interior construction of a manufactured part at the microscopic level and thereby improving strength and structural integrity, lowering weight, reducing costs and improving sustainable production methods.

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