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University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, Pitt is one of the oldest continuously chartered institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania with an alteration to its charter in 1819, and upon relocating to its current campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1908, the school received its current moniker, the University of Pittsburgh. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$250,975 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for University of Pittsburgh Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$1,170,000 Spent
Information

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q3, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of University of Pittsburgh

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    University of Pittsburgh $690,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Defense,
    • Health Issues,
    • Taxes,
    • Education,
    • Science & Technology,
    • Animals,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Economics & Econ Development,
    • Environment & Superfund
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012
    H.R.1363 Department of Defense and Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R.1 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R.1473 Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
    S.493 SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011
    H.R.1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
    S.1599 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
    H.R.12 American Jobs Act of 2011
    H.R.2146 DATA Act
    S.810 Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011
View all lobbying data for University of Pittsburgh Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 96 dockets; Submitted to 6 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "University of Pittsburgh" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

131 grants; 1 contract
Information

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2012 Dept Of The Navy Naval Special Warfare Tactical Athlete Program Human Performance and Injury Prevention Research Initiative $5,536,161
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2012 National Institutes Of Health CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT $5,339,552
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2011 National Institutes Of Health CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT $5,139,549
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2012 Dept Of The Army EFFECTS OF DOSE DEPENDENT SLEEP DISRUPTION ON FEAR AND REWARD RESPONSES $4,995,975
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2012 Dept Of The Army "PREHOSPITAL AIR MEDICAL PLASMA (PAMPER) TRIAL" $4,898,639
contract
University Of Pittsburgh 2011 National Institutes Of Health TAS::75 0846::TAS BIOMEDICAL (APPLIED/EXPLORATORY) $4,619,994
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2012 National Institutes Of Health PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR HIV PROTEIN INTERACTIONS (PCHPI) $4,169,576
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2011 National Institutes Of Health CLINICAL ONCOLOGY PROGRAM BIOSTATISTICAL CENTER $4,131,155
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2012 National Institutes Of Health CLINICAL ONCOLOGY PROGRAM BIOSTATISTICAL CENTER $3,888,511
grant
University Of Pittsburgh 2012 National Institutes Of Health A MULTI-CENTER GROUP TO STUDY ACUTE LIVER FAILURE IN CHILDREN $3,731,166
View all grant & loan data for University of Pittsburgh View all contract data for University of Pittsburgh Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

121 people on 41 committees
Information

Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "University of Pittsburgh" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 96 people on 24 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 16 people on 10 committees
  • Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 4 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Education 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for University of Pittsburgh