PACWC seeks to encourage, support, and raise the visibility of research by and involving women faculty, staff, and students at the University of Pittsburgh.
- Susan Ahmari and Marlene Cohen have been named 2015 McKnight Scholars for their work in neuroscience. The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is one of the nation’s most prestigious accolade for emerging neuroscience researchers.
- Anna C. Balazs, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering within the Swanson School of Engineering was the first woman to win the Polymer Physics Prize.
- Pitt sophomore in Computer Science, Iyanna Boatwright-Buffaloe, is awarded the 2015 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship. Boatwright-Buffaloe was awarded the scholarship based on a recording of jazz standards she submitted to a panel comprised of members of the Pitt Jazz Studies Program Faculty.
- Associate Professor Ipsita Banerjee was recently highlighted on Pitt’s homepage in recognition for receiving a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the mass production of stem cells.
- Courtney Weikle-Mills, director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Children’s Literature Program, has been awarded the Honor Book Award from the Children’s Literature Association. The award—which recognizes outstanding contributions to children’s literary criticism, history, and scholarship—was granted for Weikle-Mills’ 2013 book Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640-1868 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).
- Professor Vivan Curran from the School of Law is spotlighted as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Year of the Humanities.
- Patricia Kroboth and Sandra Mitchell were named Fellows of the America Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- Professor Lisa Bodnar’s research on “Weight a Factor in Reducing Infant Death” was recently highlighted in the journal Obesity.