Academic Accolades

Wallace Named Interim Director of the CRSP

John Wallace, vice provost for faculty diversity and development and David E. Epperson Chair and Professor, has agreed to step in to be the interim director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP). 

Kinloch Named Trustee of Undergraduate Alma Mater

Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC.

Pitt Nuclear Engineering Awarded $1.6M from DOE

Interdisciplinary researchers at the Swanson School of Engineering received $1.6 million in advanced nuclear energy research and development funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Hergenroeder to Direct PIC Health Careers

Andrea Hergenroeder, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in SHRS, has been appointed as the new director of the Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers.

Bajaj Receives Nuclear Regulatory Commission Grant

Engineering Assistant Professor Nikhil Bajaj has been awarded $450,000 from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop a nationally recognized nuclear research program and grow the overall nuclear program at Pitt.

Kerr Receives EPLC Alumni Award

Mary Margaret Kerr, professor in the School of Education, was named a winner of the Education Policy and Leadership Center’s 2020 Leadership Program Alumni Award.

McDermott Receives NEH Award

Associate Professor of English Ryan McDermott and colleagues received a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities award to support the Genealogies of Modernity Project.

Wagner, Woo Inducted to IAMBE

Two Pitt faculty members were elected fellows of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. William R. Wagner and Savio L-Y. Woo were selected for this competitive election alongside 24 other internationally recognized leaders in the field. 

Balazs elected to National Academy of Sciences

Anna C. Balazs, Distinguished Professor in the Swanson School of Engineering, is among the National Academy of Sciences' 120 newly elected members, recognizing distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Two Students Win Boren Awards

The National Security Education Program has recognized Pitt students Simon Kioko and Dijana Mujkanovic with David L. Boren study abroad awards.

Means Earns Outstanding Publication Award

Darris Means, associate professor in educational foundations, organizations and policy, has received the Outstanding Publication Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.

Liu Elected to Physics and Astronomy Organization Leadership

W. Vincent Liu, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected to serve the U.S.-based International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers on the six-year track of secretary to vice president to president.

Leland Receives NIH Grant for Medicare Payment Research

Natalie Leland, associate professor of occupational therapy, is a recipient of a four-year, $2.86 million grant from the National Institute on Aging is for her project, "The Impact of Post-Acute Care Payment Changes on Access and Outcomes." 

Temple Wins College Language Association Book Award

Christel N. Temple, a professor with Pitt’s Department of Africana Studies, has received the 2021 College Language Association's Book Award for “Black Cultural Mythology.”

Kinloch and Feingold Earn ACE Fellowships

Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education Valerie Kinloch and Executive Associate Dean of Pitt Public Health Eleanor Feingold were named fellows in the American Council on Education’s 2021-22 class.

Rubio Receives Diversity and Inclusion Award

Doris Rubio has received the 2021 Association for Clinical and Translational Science Award for Contributing to the Diversity and Inclusiveness of the Translational Workforce. 

Pitt 2021 Goldwater Scholarships Winners

Mark Farino and Asher Hancock are Pitt's newest 2021 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships awardees; the program supports outstanding students pursuing careers in engineering, mathematics and the natural sciences.

Brummond Honored for Encouraging Women into Chemical Sciences

Kay Brummond, associate dean for faculty in the Dietrich School and professor in the Department of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2021 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.

Ming-Te Wang Garners Two Research Excellence Awards

Ming-Te Wang, assistant professor of psychology, professor of education and research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, has been recognized with awards from the American Educational Research Association and the Society for Social Work and Research

Schuster Receives Research Award for Campus Study

Maximilian Schuster, assistant professor of practice in the School of Education, was selected for the 2021 Excellence in Research Award by the NASPA Orientation, Retention and Transition Knowledge Community.

Kovashka’s Receives NSF CAREER Award

Adriana Kovashka, assistant professor of computer science, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to "teach" computers object detection.

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