Academic Accolades

SOE Wins Gates Foundation Grant

The Gates Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to the School of Education and Remake Learning to develop a network of educators and learning scientists focused on transforming research and development conduct in education.

McCarthy Receives National Research Award

Tessa McCarthy, assistant professor in the School of Education, received the 2019 Alan J. Koenig Research in Literacy Award.

Rawski Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Historical Association bestowed a lifetime achievement award upon Evelyn Rawski, distinguished university professor emerita in the Department of History.

Mitnick Wins Ideas Worth Teaching Award

The Aspen Institute recognized Pitt Business professor Barry Mitnick’s course Market Manipulations with its Ideas Worth Teaching Award.

Two Named Fellows for NAI

Rob Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research, and William Federspiel, John A. Swanson Professor of Bioengineering, were elected to the National Academy of Inventors' 2019 fellow class.

Three Researchers Named to AAAS

Kathryn Albers, Tao Han, and Rob Rutenbar have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2019 fellowship cohort.

Campbell Selected for National Recognition

Nurse researcher and faculty member Grace Campbell included in the inaugural cohort of fellows of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Hernandez Earns Emerging Leader Award

Inmaculada Hernandez, assistant professor of pharmacy and therapeutics, was presented the 2019 Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award.

Palmer Receives PCORI Funding Award

Catherine Palmer, associate professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders, awarded $2.23M to study hearing aids’ role in participation in senior communities.

Garcia Elected to ASHE Board

Gina Garcia, assistant professor in the School of Education, has been elected to the board of directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Strick Honored for Brain Research

Peter Strick, founding scientific director of the Brain Institute, was selected for a 2019 Krieg Cortical Kudos Discoverer Award.

Pitt Nursing Faculty Stand Out

Three School of Nursing faculty members were recognized with Nightingale Awards for excellence in nursing.

Bodnar Named NAM Committee Member

Lisa Bodnar, Department of Epidemiology professor, has joined the National Academy of Medicine's committee on feeding recommendations for infants and young children.

Leu Receives $1M DOE Award

Paul Leu, associate professor of industrial engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering, will lead a collaborative study to improve performance of OLEDs.

Abramowitch Honored for Diversity Work

Steven Abramowitch, associate professor of bioengineering, received the 2019 Diversity Lecture Award for outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.

John Elected President of Pennsylvania Medical Society

Lawrence R. John, a clinical instructor for the Department of Family Medicine has been sworn in as the 170th president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

NSF Funding to Study Brain in Rehabilitation Research

A research team from Pitt and Northeastern received a combined $1,181,757 from the NSF to develop a brain-computer interface system as a tool in support of their work.

High-Risk High-Reward Grants for Research

Scientists Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis and Caroline Runyan have won NIH Director’s Awards for pursuing major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research that require trans-NIH collaboration to succeed.

Highest First-Time Passing Rate for PA Bar Exam

The rate of first-time takers who passed the Pennsylvania bar exam from Pitt’s School of Law in 2019 is 91.36%—the highest in the state.

Doswell Named 2019 Woman of Excellence

Willa Doswell, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been named a 2019 Woman of Excellence by the New Pittsburgh Courier.

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