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Vanitha Swaminathan named co-editor of the Journal of Marketing

Swaminathan, the Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, previously served as an associate editor.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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Natalie Leland has been inducted into the Academy of Research in Occupational Therapy

Her research focuses on improving access and quality of care for older adults.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Heady math could resolve a breathy conundrum

Department of Mathematics Chair Jonathan Rubin and Postdoctoral Researcher Ryan Phillips in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences published the paper in April in the journal eLife.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt Nursing student earns grant to research congenital heart defects in infants

Jessica Davis was honored with a $24,000 grant through the Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing Scholars.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Students
  • School of Nursing
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Pitt historian Alaina E. Roberts won the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize

The committee called her book on slavery, indigenous people and settler colonialism “a transformative work.”

  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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2022 Innovation in Education Award winners announced

Faculty were recognized for enhancing teaching at Pitt and fostering new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
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Two Pitt-UPMC faculty were elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

Zachary Freyberg and Jason L. Sperry of Pitt’s School of Medicine joined one of the oldest and most esteemed honor societies of physician-scientists.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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7 awards were presented at the 2022 Celebration of Innovation

The event recognized the achievements of Pitt faculty and student innovators who are seeking to improve people’s lives through the commercialization of their ideas and discoveries.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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Pitt team Hoth Intelligence takes second place in Rice Business Plan Competition

The student team is developing hardware and software to “see through and into” patients to assist clinicians.

  • School of Medicine
  • Innovation and Research
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School of Medicine research finds need for interventions against anti-Black racism in academic medicine

Researchers recorded experiences of anti-Black racism among faculty and trainees in academic medical centers across the United States and proposed strategies to address them.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt sophomore Azariah Torain named board member for the National Student Nurses' Association

It is the first time in Pitt Nursing history that a student has been elected to the organization's Board of Directors.

  • Students
  • School of Nursing
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Sandra Murray elected president of the American Society for Cell Biology

She will be the first person of color to lead the organization.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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'Gentle soul' Dorsey Wheeler posthumously named inaugural Friend of Public Safety

Vice Chancellor Ted Fritz named Dorsey Wheeler the inaugural Friend of Public Safety, an annual award for those whose contributions and impact go unheralded but not unnoticed.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Staff
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Hill District Community Engagement Center director recognized

Kirk Holbrook was selected to be a Bridging Fellow and Remake Learning ambassador.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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An alumna received a top honor from the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

She was honored for her contributions to the advancement of the national health care agenda of nurse anesthetists.

  • Alumni
  • School of Nursing
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Alumna to host in-person launch of debut novel in Pittsburgh

Ashleigh Bell Pedersen (A&S '09G) will discuss “The Crocodile Bride” at White Whale Bookstore.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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2 Pitt doctoral students named 2022 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows

Each fellow will receive $43,000 to support the final year of dissertation research and writing.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Can melatonin help prevent neuron damage associated with dementia?

The Clear Thoughts Foundation has awarded $200,000 to co-investigators from Pitt to learn more.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Social work research associate professor selected for Fulbright Specialist Program

Mary Beth Rauktis will work with the faculty and students at Don Bosco University in Assam, India.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • School of Social Work
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Meet the 2022 Pitt Sustainability Award winners

Started in 2015, the awards honor members of the Pitt community working for a greener University.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability