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In Pittsburgh’s Hill District, local organizations are connecting through weekly phone calls to help people and businesses in need. From delivering lunch boxes to a mask donation program, the spirit of community is alive, even while residents are apart.Learn more
Last October, Rory Cooper crashed his handcycle during the early miles of a marathon. The director of Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories would go on to finish the remaining 23.2 miles, then spend four days in a coma. Read about his incredible recovery, and his long history of working to improve wheelchair users’ lives.Read more
Critical care docs Burton Lee and Megan Acho have developed peer-reviewed videos to help train doctors outside the field use ventilators on COVID-19 patients. Lee says his medical colleagues’ willingness to learn and stretch during the pandemic has been one of its positive outcomes.Learn more