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Amy Lane received the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists’ Lifetime Achievement Award

She has worked on projects related to the older driver.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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Four graduate students received support from the inaugural LGBTQIA+ Endowed Research and Outreach Fund

The fund was created by Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program Director Todd Reeser and instructor Julie Beaulieu.

  • University News
  • Graduate and professional students
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Public Health alumna Mya Brady published a study examining visualizations of infection clusters

It’s her first, first-author publication.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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Jennifer White recognized for innovative occupational therapy practice

The assistant professor was granted the Emerging and Innovating Practice Award by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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These 10 projects are moving to phase four of the Pitt Seed Program

The winners will each get $75,000 to pursue projects in support of the Plan for Pitt.

  • University News
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4 health sciences faculty won the inaugural Ascending Stars Award

The honor supports highly productive and creative mid-career faculty with $25,000 in research support.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Medicine’s Utibe Essien won a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award

The program supports faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in their research endeavors.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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See the winners of the 2022 Art of Diversity Showcase

These visual, written and performance artists were chosen out of nearly 80 submissions and won cash prizes.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Evan Facher is the inaugural associate dean for commercial translation in the School of Medicine

He’ll continue in his leadership roles at the Innovation Institute as well.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Innovation Institute
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt hosted the first Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Summer Institute

Scholars from across the country gathered to deepen their understanding of blackness in Latin America, the Caribbean and diasporic populations in the U.S.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
Oriola and Vincent-Bryan

The Division of Student Affairs appointed two new directors focusing on inclusion and student involvement

Emiola J. Oriola is the director of belonging and inclusion, and DaVaughn Vincent-Bryan is the director of involvement and student unions.

  • Students
  • Division of Student Affairs
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Octavia Peck Palmer named president-elect of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry

The School of Medicine faculty member says she hopes to build public awareness of laboratory medicine and drive advancements that improve patient care.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Donald Yealy has been named editor-in-chief of Annals of Emergency Medicine

Yealy has served on the board of the journal since 1997.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Shenay Jeffrey is the new director of the Office of PittServes

She previously served as outreach coordinator in the office.

  • Division of Student Affairs
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Pitt announces the 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni Fellows

This most prestigious alumni award recognizes those who have excelled personally and professionally while also exhibiting outstanding service to the University.

  • University News
  • Alumni
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • School of Medicine
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Karin Asher is Pitt’s inaugural assistant dean for student engagement and professional development

The longtime Career Center staffer will be focused on bringing cohesion to student success efforts at Pitt.

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Division of Student Affairs
Laura Miller

Pitt staff member selected for Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Project Development and Evaluation Workshop

Honoree Laura Miller is associate director of the Office of Academic Career Development in the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

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This Pitt student co-authored an engineering textbook

Recent graduate Samantha Wismer spent her years at Pitt going above and beyond to improve engineering education.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The Collaboratory Against Hate published its first white paper, ‘Research Needs for Countering Extremist Hate’

The authors identified challenges in combating extremist hate.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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9 Pitt alumni graduate from Leadership Development Initiative

Participants in the Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. program completed eight months of community engagement skill-building and engaged in networking opportunities and a regionally based enrichment project.