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11 Pitt researchers earned support from the Competitive Medical Research Fund

Grants will help the cohort of junior scientists develop preliminary data, hypotheses and methods for competitive national grant applications.

  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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Shyam Visweswaran was appointed to a National Institutes of Health study section

As a charter member, the School of Medicine professor will review investigator-initiated research applications related to clinical informatics and digital health.

  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Jamelle Price became an Appalachian Leadership Institute fellow

The external relations manager for the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine will participate in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s extensive training program.

  • Community Impact
  • Staff
  • McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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2 Pitt people were recognized as among the best in Pittsburgh tech

Paola Buitrago and Katrina Knight were on Technical.ly's RealLIST Engineers 2023 list.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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2 Pitt gastroenterology professors earned a research mentor award

Rocky Schoen and Dhiraj Yadav were among 11 recognized by the American Gastroenterological Association nationwide.

  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Alumnus Yasir Aljohani won an abstract award at the 2023 American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association National Assembly

His research on child abandonment in Saudi Arabia was part of his Pitt capstone coursework.

  • Graduate and professional students
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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A team of Pitt researchers earned a $3.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging

The interdisciplinary team from Pitt’s School of Medicine and Department of Biological Sciences will investigate a mitochondrial target for Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s Dietrich School and College of General Studies honored longtime staff

Dean Adam Leibovich recognized those with 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 years of service to the University.

  • Staff
  • College of General Studies
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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4 Pitt physicians will be honored by the National Pancreas Foundation

The School of Medicine faculty will receive their awards at an Oct. 6 gala at PNC Park.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Ahmad Tafti won the 2023 Oracle Eureka Award

The director of Pitt’s Health + Explainable AI Research Laboratory was honored for his groundbreaking research on total joint arthroplasty.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Sindhi

Rakesh Sindhi uncovered the genetic basis of a liver disease that occurs in newborns

A new Pitt Medicine study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, performed the largest-ever genetic analysis for biliary atresia, the leading reason for liver transplant in children.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Faculty
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Angela Stewart earned $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation

Her project, funded by a Racial Equity in STEM Education award, will work to expand the range of perspectives and voices in AI technology.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
  • School of Computing and Information
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Pitt alumna Aditi Sridhar premiered a short film at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival

The Frederick Honors College graduate directed, co-wrote and produced the romantic drama “Pivot.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
Mittal

Pitt Med student Adi Mittal is a Collegiate Inventors Competition finalist

He will pitch his blood-based cerebral aneurysm test on Oct. 24.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Graduate and professional students
  • School of Medicine
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Undergraduate Alison Linares Mendoza received a Young Eagles engineering internship

The first Pitt student selected for the prestigious aeronautics program, she spent the summer working for Daher’s Aircraft Division in France.

  • Technology & Science
  • Undergraduate students
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Melissa Catanese won a creative development award from The Heinz Endowments

The teaching associate professor of studio arts received $20,000 for her project based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Capo

Rosemary Capo joined the AGU LANDInG Academy’s newest cohort

The associate professor will participate in a two-year professional development program for current and aspiring DEI leaders in the geosciences.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Murray-Krezan

Cristina Murray-Krezan will chair the PCORI Clinical Trials Advisory Panel

The associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science at Pitt will advise researchers on patient-centered outcomes.

  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Leonora Anyango earned Harvard University’s Derek Bok Public Service Award

The Frederick Honors College faculty fellow was honored for working with refugees in Pittsburgh and supporting blind youth in Kenya.

  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Patricia Corby joins Pitt health sciences in new associate vice chancellor for clinical trials role

She was previously an assistant professor of dental public health in Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine.

  • University News
  • Faculty