Accolades & Honors
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center received a five-year, $7.5 million National Science Foundation award
The project aims to break down barriers researchers face in getting access to national research resources.
Pitt’s School of Medicine combined white coat and pinning ceremonies for the first ‘COVID class’
The Class of 2024, who missed the traditional rite of passage during the pandemic, had garnered national attention even before they started classes.
Pitt’s director of undergraduate recruitment steps down
Lauren Wright, a three-time Pitt graduate, changed the way the University recruits low-income, minority students.
Valerian Kagan is the ‘cover scientist’ of an academic journal
The Pitt Public Health professor is being celebrated as a pioneer of redox biology.
Health disparities and social justice poster competition winners announced
The competition began in 2010 to share research related to health disparities and give students a chance to build their professional skillsets.
Vanitha Swaminathan named co-editor of the Journal of Marketing
Swaminathan, the Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, previously served as an associate editor.
Natalie Leland has been inducted into the Academy of Research in Occupational Therapy
Her research focuses on improving access and quality of care for older adults.
Heady math could resolve a breathy conundrum
Department of Mathematics Chair Jonathan Rubin and Postdoctoral Researcher Ryan Phillips in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences published the paper in April in the journal eLife.
Pitt Nursing student earns grant to research congenital heart defects in infants
Jessica Davis was honored with a $24,000 grant through the Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing Scholars.
Pitt historian Alaina E. Roberts won the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize
The committee called her book on slavery, indigenous people and settler colonialism “a transformative work.”
2022 Innovation in Education Award winners announced
Faculty were recognized for enhancing teaching at Pitt and fostering new instructional approaches that represent advances over existing methods.
Two Pitt-UPMC faculty were elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Zachary Freyberg and Jason L. Sperry of Pitt’s School of Medicine joined one of the oldest and most esteemed honor societies of physician-scientists.
7 awards were presented at the 2022 Celebration of Innovation
The event recognized the achievements of Pitt faculty and student innovators who are seeking to improve people’s lives through the commercialization of their ideas and discoveries.
Pitt team Hoth Intelligence takes second place in Rice Business Plan Competition
The student team is developing hardware and software to “see through and into” patients to assist clinicians.
School of Medicine research finds need for interventions against anti-Black racism in academic medicine
Researchers recorded experiences of anti-Black racism among faculty and trainees in academic medical centers across the United States and proposed strategies to address them.
Pitt sophomore Azariah Torain named board member for the National Student Nurses' Association
It is the first time in Pitt Nursing history that a student has been elected to the organization's Board of Directors.
Sandra Murray elected president of the American Society for Cell Biology
She will be the first person of color to lead the organization.
'Gentle soul' Dorsey Wheeler posthumously named inaugural Friend of Public Safety
Vice Chancellor Ted Fritz named Dorsey Wheeler the inaugural Friend of Public Safety, an annual award for those whose contributions and impact go unheralded but not unnoticed.
Hill District Community Engagement Center director recognized
Kirk Holbrook was selected to be a Bridging Fellow and Remake Learning ambassador.
An alumna received a top honor from the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
She was honored for her contributions to the advancement of the national health care agenda of nurse anesthetists.