Accolades & Honors
Pitt-Johnstown is now a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
The certification recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership and commitment in areas such as environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management and resource management.
Carrie Leana won a societal impact award for her work tackling poverty and inequality
The award committee described her interdisciplinary work as scientifically credible and useful to society.
Pitt’s Hillside Area Development was recognized for its innovative design
The project is transforming a challenging hillside into a unifying connector on campus.
Corina Bondi received the Rosalind Franklin Award from the National Neurotrauma Society
The award recognizes female researchers who make a notable scientific contribution to the field.
Lesley Rains joined the University of Pittsburgh Press as its publicity manager
She brings a wealth of academic and bookselling experience to the role.
Public Health alumna Mya Brady published a study examining visualizations of infection clusters
It’s her first, first-author publication.
Amy Lane received the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists’ Lifetime Achievement Award
She has worked on projects related to the older driver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medicine’s Utibe Essien won a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award
The program supports faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in their research endeavors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donald Yealy has been named editor-in-chief of Annals of Emergency Medicine
Yealy has served on the board of the journal since 1997.
Shenay Jeffrey is the new director of the Office of PittServes
She previously served as outreach coordinator in the office.
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.