Carnegie Mellon University professor Alison Barth has gained a better understanding of touch after being part of an international team of researchers that linked a group of neurons to a specific type of somatosensation.
Along with Pitt, Kiplinger also recognized CMU, Duquesne and Penn State.
Instructor of criminal justice James Tanda led a group of about 20 students into the 38-degree water on Dec. 6 as part of the Pittsburgh Polar Bear Plunge weekend.
In its study, the group of researchers proposes a treaty to commit to data-sharing across international boundaries.
It's also one of the first programs in Pennsylvania to receive it.