Accolades & Honors
Pitt’s HexAI lab earned a grant to address challenges in total joint arthroplasty research
The Oracle for Research award will fund a project that uses AI to improve diagnosis and treatment mechanisms.
4 Pitt students were named 2023 Critical Language scholars
The graduate and undergraduate students will work toward fluency in languages that are critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity.
Pitt researchers earned an EPA grant to study the health impacts of increased rainfall
The project, which earned $1.3 million in funding, will analyze the climate change phenomenon’s impact among residents of two low-income Black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.
Lydia Grmai was selected for the NIH MOSAIC program
The award, which aims to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce, will fund her career development and research for up to five years.
Pitt-Bradford was named a Top 10 Military Friendly school
It’s the 13th consecutive year that Viqtory Media has recognized the campus for providing opportunities for veterans.
Michael Baker was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship
The Pitt undergraduate will pursue his Master of Philosophy degree at the University of Cambridge in England.
Gina Bleck is vice chancellor for planning, design and construction
The architect will lead a new office within Pitt’s Business and Operations.
Jason Togyer co-authored a book about local journalism
Reporting by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s communications manager helps to recount and shed new light on the events of 2020 in “American Deadline.”
David Hickton is a senior advisor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Pitt Cyber founding director will provide his expertise to the think tank’s Strategic Technologies Program.
Celiwe Jones joined Pitt’s CECs as workforce development career counselor
The School of Social Work alumna will work with both community engagement centers to discuss career journeys and share University employment opportunities.
Pitt Law alumnus Todd Clark is the new dean of Delaware Law School
The professor and expert in topics ranging from corporate governance to hip-hop law will lead the historic Widener University program.
Three Pitt leaders were named to a higher education Power 100 list
City & State PA recognized Patrick Gallagher, Valerie Kinloch and Anantha Shekhar in its ranking of local leaders.
Yvette Conley was named associate dean for research and scholarship for Pitt Nursing
The nationally recognized molecular genetics researcher called the position her “dream role.”
Pitt faculty will study circular economies with a $750,000 National Science Foundation grant
The Swanson School of Engineering researchers will analyze data in Pittsburgh and Atlanta in hopes of building a model for other U.S. cities.
Undergraduate student Vidya Surti joined the Allegheny Regional Asset District citizen advisory board
The junior in Pitt’s David C. Frederick Honors College will help inform spending for libraries, parks and more.
Pitt’s Healthy Home Laboratory is an AARP AgeTech Collaborative testbed site
Researchers working in the demonstration home will help validate products and services from startups striving for longer, healthier lives.
Pitt alumni published an article about their student organization in OT Practice
Spencer Sutter and Ashley Thompson started TransformOTive Justice to dismantle oppressive systems in personal and professional settings.
Pitt's School of Medicine earned research funding from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation
The Department of Biomedical Informatics will study how to reduce medication errors among patients who transition from hospital to skilled nursing facility.
Adam Shear won a Renaissance Society of America Digital Innovation Award
The Department of Religious Studies chair is the second Pitt faculty to earn an RSA honor in as many years.
Pitt was recognized again as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes
The University rose to No. 175 in the overall rankings and is the most preferred large employer in the Pittsburgh area.