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Two Pitt dental medicine leaders were elected presidents of national professional organizations

Bernard J. Costello and Paul J. Schwartz will serve as leaders of the U.S. oral and maxillofacial surgery certifying board and the U.S. Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, respectively.

  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Innovation and Research
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Kate Ledger is the American Marketing Association Foundation’s Higher Education Marketer of the Year

Among other achievements, Ledger launched the first University-wide brand campaign while concurrently leading Pitt’s COVID-19 communications strategy.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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These are the winners of the inaugural Dr. Larry E. Davis Black Excellence in the Academy Awards

Dozens of attendees celebrated the winners and the accomplishments of Black faculty at Pitt during the Nov. 3 ceremony.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Center on Race and Social Problems
  • School of Social Work
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Pitt alumna Jennifer Bertetto was named Publisher of the Year

The Trib Total Media president and CEO was honored by Editor and Publisher, a leading voice for the newspaper industry.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Jamie Hanson and Cory Holding won the 2022 Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

The award recognizes faculty members who go above and beyond in mentoring their students.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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J. Timothy Greenamyre won the Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research

The $100,000 award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation will support the Pitt neurologist’s work investigating genetic and environmental factors related to the disease.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Christel Temple was named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Studies

The publication is one of the most important journals in Afrocentric scholarship.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Peggy Liu received an early career award from the Association for Consumer Research

Liu also received the Journal of Consumer Research Outstanding Reviewer Award at the ACR conference.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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The Assembly earned LEED Gold status

The state-of-the-art life sciences research and innovation facility is the 18th project at Pitt to earn LEED certification since 2005.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
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Jonathan Burgess is the new director of the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory

Burgess brings more than a decade of experience in science, policy and program administration to the newly created role.

  • University News
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Two Pitt faculty members were honored by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Peter Strick and Boris Birmaher received outstanding achievement awards for their work in neuroscience and psychiatry.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Faculty
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Gwen Sowa was elected to the National Academy of Medicine

The professor and chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation has earned one of the highest honors in health care.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Why don't adult heart cells regenerate? A new Pitt study provides an explanation.

As mice mature, their heart cells quiet their communication with their environment, details a recent paper in the journal Developmental Cell.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Two Pitt physicists were honored by the American Physical Society

Chandralekha Singh received an award for removing barriers to marginalized groups in physics, and Vittorio Paolono was named an APS Fellow.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Peter Wipf has been honored for creative organic chemistry

Wipf won the 2023 Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt School of Computing and Information opens new expansion to support collaboration

The 10,000-square foot space reflects the school’s vision and growth over the past three years.

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Two Pitt student pharmacists received Walmart Health Equity Scholarships

Rena Reid and Kenneth Richardson are recognized for their dedication to bridging gaps in health care in underserved communities.

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Pitt's Mitali Ray named a National Institutes of Health MOSAIC Scholar

Mitali Ray, a postdoctoral associate doing research in Pitt's schools of Nursing and Public Health, has been named a National Institutes of Health MOSAIC (Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and

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Pitt’s Edouard Machery elected president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology

His work tackles the philosophical issues raised by cognitive science.

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Laura Kingsley re-elected to National Council of University Research Administrators board of directors

The organization aims to build communication and consensus between research administrators.