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Accolades & Honors

Utibe Essien Receives AAMC Award

Utibe Essien in a blue suit and striped green bowtie

Utibe Essien, assistant professor of medicine in Pitt’s School of Medicine, is the recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2021 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award.

This award recognizes a junior faculty member who is committed to a career in academic medicine and displays leadership in addressing inequity in medical education and health care, as well as addressing educational, societal and health care needs of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.

The recipient receives a $25,000 grant to support a project performed in the United States to support racial and ethnic minorities.