Academic Accolades

Swanson School’s Rizzo to Receive Durelli Award

The Society for Experimental Mechanics has selected Piervincenzo Rizzo, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering, to receive the 2020 A.J. Durelli Award. 

Millstone Wins Career Excellence Award

Jill Millstone, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the 2019 Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Chemists Committee Award for Career Excellence in the Chemical Sciences.

Brooks, Palacios-Barrios Named 2019 Ford Foundation Fellows

Robin Brooks, an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies, and Esther Palacios-Barrios, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology who also works with the Learning Research and Development Center, have been accepted to the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program.

New Jazz Studies Director Mitchell Tops Jazz Polls

Two significant honors were recently announced for Nicole Mitchell, Pitt’s new William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies: The prestigious 2019 Downbeat International Critics Poll named Mitchell the winner in the flute category, and members of the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) named Mitchell “Flutist of the Year.”

Gellad Receives Presidential Award for Scientists and Engineers

Walid Gellad, associate professor of medicine and health policy, was named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives NSF Funding for New Tech

The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint research center between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, to build a new supercomputer.

Meyer Receives Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award

Susan Meyer, associate dean for education and professor in the School of Pharmacy, recently received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award.

Gill-Peterson Wins Lambda Literary Awards Prize

Julian Gill-Peterson, an assistant professor in the Department of English, received top honors in the category of Transgender Nonfiction during the 31st Annual Lambda Literacy Awards in June.

Hall Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Martica Hall, professor of psychiatry, psychology, and clinical and translational science, recently received the Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award for excellence in education related to sleep and circadian research.

Meriney Receives Neuromuscular Disease Research Grant

Pitt’s Stephen D. Meriney has received one of 26 The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) grants for rare neuromuscular disease research.

Runyan Named Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Caroline Runyan, assistant professor of neuroscience, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Swan Receives Award from President of Poland

Oscar E. Swan, professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and advisor for the Polish minor, was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit from the Republic of Poland.

Delitto Appointed Member of National Advisory Council

Anthony Delitto, dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, was appointed as a member of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Blain Wins Book Prize

Keisha N. Blain, associate professor in the Department of History, was awarded the annual Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize for “Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom.”

Chair of Religious Studies Receives AAJR Grant

Adam Shear, associate professor of history and associate professor and chair of religious studies, is part of a team of scholars who received a Special Initiatives Grant from the American Academy for Jewish Research.

Mpourmpakis Earns Prestigious Grecian Award

Giannis Mpourmpakis, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering, was honored with the Bodossaki Award in the Applied Chemical Sciences.

Rogers Inducted as Fellow of the ACSM

Renee J. Rogers, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Physical Activity in the School of Education, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Kinloch Elected Vice President of NCTE

Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education, has been elected vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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