Pitt’s Research Moves Mountains
The $895 million in annual research expenditures create nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact, supporting and sustaining over 9,200 jobs. In the last five years, Pitt’s Pennsylvania startups have attracted $694.9 million in capital to the commonwealth, resulting in an estimated $1.1 billion in economic impact and supporting 2,271 jobs.
Pitt uses its formidable research capacity to make Pennsylvania — and the world — a better place. A powerful case in point? The University’s work combating opioid addiction. Academic units across Pitt collaborate to address opioid use on college campuses; deploy data analytics to inform policy in Pennsylvania’s rural regions; partner with local pharmacists to reduce opioid addiction; liaise with district attorneys to prevent drug overdose deaths; and leverage quality improvement tools to support community health while reducing the public cost of addiction.
Information accurate as of June 18, 2021.