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2 Pitt faculty are on the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 40 under 40 list

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The New Pittsburgh Courier has honored two University of Pittsburgh faculty members in the 2024 FAB 40 Under 40 list. Brooke Rawls, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, and Lawrence Uradu, assistant professor of radiology in the School of Medicine, are both members of this year’s class of young African American professionals in Greater Pittsburgh.

Rawls, who also serves as academic coordinator for the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program, has been at Pitt since 2021. Her professional experience includes casework at a county child welfare agency, medical social work, nursing home services, grief and loss support, and individual and couples counseling. Rawls’ CWEB program, of which she is herself a graduate, gives students the chance to experience internships in one of the commonwealth’s 67 child welfare agencies, then complete their training in Mechanicsburg at the Child Welfare Resource Center, which is overseen by Pitt personnel.

Uradu has been at Pitt since 2018. A specialist in diagnostic radiology, he received his MD at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The Nigerian native is  passionate about increasing diversity and representation in medicine, which he’s pursued since his time as a medical student, when he stared a program to introduce underrepresented undergraduate students to careers in medicine.


— Nick France