Accolades & Honors
Haitao Liu won a $500,000 grant to explore using DNA to create computer memory
The National Science Foundation will fund Haitao Liu’s research to forge a path toward ultracompact computer chips.
Pitt Dean of Students Carla Panzella is now associate vice provost, too
Panzella will work on student success programs and improving understanding of the student experience in her new role.
Pitt scientists get a clearer picture of the developing teen brain in a new paper
Led by Beatriz Luna, professor of psychiatry, the research sheds light on mental health and the transition to adulthood.
Devin DePamphilis wins College Photographer of the Year prize
The award is the second consecutive win in the illustration category for the senior.
Anjali Vats was named a 2022 Soros Equality Fellow
The associate professor of law at Pitt will work toward developing educational materials on race and equity in intellectual property law.
Pitt-Greensburg students won a second-place poster award from the American Society for Microbiology
Jazmin Farabaugh and Michelle Gresser were recognized for their research at the annual conference for the society’s Allegheny branch.
Lise Vesterlund’s ‘The No Club’ was named one of 2022’s best business books by The Times UK
The book shows how women are asked to do more non-promotable work than their male colleagues — and how to stop it.
Dan’Talisha Deans joins Pitt’s Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement in a new director role
The School of Social Work alumna will lead diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts in fundraising and programming.
Pitt was recognized for promoting high student voter participation
The University earned ALL IN’s designation as a Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.