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Written by Cara J. Hayden



The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary federal agency that supports medical research across the country. This spring, Pitt’s Beatriz Luna was appointed to the agency’s Advisory Committee to the Director, a select group of scientists and physicians who help to oversee NIH policy and planning. Luna (A&S ’96G) is on the psychiatry faculty in Pitt’s School of Medicine and on the psychology faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences. She also is affiliated with the University’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. Her research focuses on adolescent psychology.

adolescent psychology.