Accolades & Honors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pitt’s Edouard Machery elected president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology
His work tackles the philosophical issues raised by cognitive science.
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.
Pitt scientists awarded $8 million for neurotechnology to restore arm and hand movements after strokes
Marco Capogrosso and colleagues will design and test a system stimulating the spinal cord with electrical signals.
Pitt regional campuses rose in Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck college rankings
The annual list ranks schools on social mobility, research and community and national service.
A Pitt student-led menstrual equity program won a national sustainability award
The University of Pittsburgh’s Office for Sustainability took first place in the “Education and Awareness” category of the 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste for a menstrual health equity case study
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Two Pitt faculty members won NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards
Alok Joglekar and Tagbo Niepa will receive $4 million total through the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which supports early career scientists.
The Behavioral Economics Design Initiative hosted its inaugural conference at Pitt
The organization, directed by Pitt’s Lise Vesterlund, focuses on current research in the science and practice of economic design.
Kyle Orwig received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The Pitt professor will be honored for his contributions to the field during a ceremony in October.
Pitt was named among the best employers for women by Forbes Magazine
The independent survey spotlights companies leading the way in efforts to support women inside and outside the workforce.
Meshesha Make is bringing Amharic to Pitt students
His lectureship is one of a number of efforts to boost African studies at the University.
Biologists named a newly discovered cell repair pathway after Pitt
The PITT pathway, described in a Nature paper by faculty members Jay Xiaojun Tan and Toren Finkel, fixes a part of the cell that recycles waste.
Pitt’s Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program received a $500,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation
The program is training hundreds of caregivers on skills essential to support persons living with dementia.