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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.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Innovation Institute
  • School of Medicine
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5 free things to do in Pittsburgh this August

From salsa dancing to stargazing, we’ve got you covered for budget-friendly fun.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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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.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
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Spousal caregivers with disabilities face a wide range of adversities

The first report from Pitt’s National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Supports highlights the many challenges of caring for loved ones.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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MLB, USA Softball and kids alike use a Pitt inventor’s smart bats and balls

Diamond Kinetics, founded by a Pitt professor and alumnus, creates sensors and other tech to help players analyze their game.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • College of Business Administration
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This Pitt-led program will help underrepresented minorities in science and medicine move into leadership roles

The multi-institutional TRANSFORM program supports mid-career faculty during a pivotal time for growth.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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1 in 2 Black adolescents faced online racial discrimination in 2020, a Pitt study found

That’s significantly higher than previously documented, say the Pitt researchers who studied more than 600 youth over an 8-month period.

  • Technology & Science
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
  • School of Education
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The inaugural Dickson Prize Day brought groundbreaking scientists to Pitt

Here’s what they had to say during their on-campus remarks. Previous awardees have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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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.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Learn to fight inequity at this year’s Diversity Forum

The University’s signature inclusion event features 65 free sessions that will help participants learn, heal and grow. Here’s a preview of the workshops, performances and art.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Meet the University’s only female motorcycle officer

In addition to cruising campus, Sgt. Jessica Urban coordinates Pitt Police’s participation in the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania and serves as a field training officer.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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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.

  • Students
  • Division of Student Affairs
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9 Pitt students and alumni named Fulbright scholars

The study abroad fellowship is among the most prestigious and competitive awards for American scholars.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Workshop details are available for the 2022 Diversity Forum

Register today to start planning the sessions you’ll attend. Workshops cover topics ranging from the neurobiology of bias to fatphobia to activist burnout — and much more.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Donald Yealy has been named editor-in-chief of Annals of Emergency Medicine

Yealy has served on the board of the journal since 1997.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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This alumna is helping Chile usher in a new era

Lucia Dammert (GSPIA ’97) is at the center of the country’s rebirth as chief of advisors to President Gabriel Boric.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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ICYMI: 2023 University budget update

The budget establishes student tuition and housing rates as well as salary pool increases.

  • University News
  • Provost
  • Chancellor
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Shenay Jeffrey is the new director of the Office of PittServes

She previously served as outreach coordinator in the office.

  • Division of Student Affairs
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A program to help under-resourced students succeed got him through pharmacy school

First-generation student Jerry Mascara says TRIO Student Support Services gave him the sense of belonging and study skills he needed to launch his career.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Pharmacy
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Pitt researchers pulled 700,000 years of glacial history from an Andean lakebed

It’s the longest-ever glacier record for the tropics, and it could help scientists better understand modern-day climate change.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global