Academic Accolades

McCabe signs contracts for two new books for young readers

Nancy McCabe, Director of Writing Program and Professor of Writing in the Division of Communication and the Arts at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, signed contracts for two new books for young readers.

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Four win grants from Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

Two University of Pittsburgh teams were each awarded $300,000 grants from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation.

Lucas Berenbrok

Berenbrok wins Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award

The Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute named Lucas A. Berenbrok, associate professor in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, the 2023 recipient of the Albert B. Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award.

Rory Cooper

Cooper makes the National Inventors Hall of Fame

With the honor, the Pitt professor and wheelchair technology innovator joins the likes of Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs. Learn more about the award.

Thuy D. Bui

Bui earns the 2022 Pearl Birnbaum Hurwitz Award

The Pitt School of Medicine professor was recognized for her dedication to underserved and vulnerable populations in health care.

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Schikorra Receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

This highly selective fellowship is among Germany's most prestigious awards an international researcher can receive.

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2 faculty are National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Innovations in gene therapy and vaccine development earned the pair a combined 45 patents—and now, one of the highest honors for academic inventors.

Anjali Vats

Vats named a 2022 Soros Equality Fellow

The Open Society Foundations has named Anjali Vats, associate professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, a 2022 Soros Equality Fellows. 

Alex Firestine

Pitt’s first Mitchell Scholar

Alex Firestine, a senior in the David C. Frederick Honors College and College of Business Administration, has been named a 2024 George J. Mitchell Scholar — the first in Pitt history.

Gwen Sowa

Sowa elected to the National Academy of Medicine

The professor and chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation has earned one of the highest honors in health care.  

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Wipf honored for creative organic chemistry

Wipf won the 2023 Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

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Two Pitt physicists honored by the American Physical Society

Chandralekha Singh received an award for removing barriers to marginalized groups in physics, and Vittorio Paolono was named an APS Fellow.  

Evan Schneider

Schneider earns a Packard Fellowship for galaxy modeling

Assistant Professor Evan Schneider, whose research focuses on the digital modeling of galaxies, was among 20 early career professors nationwide to be named a Packard Fellow. 

Mitali Ray

Ray named a National Institutes of Health MOSAIC Scholar

Mitali Ray, a postdoctoral associate doing research in Pitt's schools of Nursing and Public Health, has been named an NIH MOSAIC (Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and and Academic Independent Careers) Scholar.

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Pitt scientists awarded $8 million for neurotechnology to restore arm and hand movements after strokes

Marco Capogrosso and colleagues will design and test a system stimulating the spinal cord with electrical signals.

Edouard Machery

Machery elected president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology

His work tackles the philosophical issues raised by cognitive science.

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili

Brick Murtazashvili named IHS distinguished fellow

Professor  Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili has been named a Distinguished Fellow for work in Peace and International Cooperation at the Institute for Humane Studies.

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Two win NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards

Two Pitt faculty members received the prestigious award to support unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.

George A. Klinzing

Klinzing receives Lifetime Achievement Award

George A. Klinzing received the World Congress on Particle Technology’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his contributions to particle technology research.

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Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets won a $2.4 million grant to study how societies overcome deep differences

Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, the project will convene a global network of scholars to tackle polarization and social divisions.

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4 Pitt students earned inaugural Voyager Scholarships

The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service supports young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve the world’s biggest challenges. 

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Pitt-Greensburg’s Learning Resources Center celebrates 25 years

The center provides disability services and tutoring help to hundreds of students each year.

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Pitt psychiatry team earned a $16.2 million grant renewal from the NIMH

The ETUDES Center will use the funds to combat adolescent suicide with a focus on Black and Hispanic youth.

Caroline Runyan

New research from Caroline Runyan’s lab published

Her team found that the properties of a neuron subtype are specialized in different subregions of the cortex.

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3 Pitt-Greensburg faculty members receive NEH grant

Pilar Herr, associate professor of history at Pitt-Greensburg is the recipient, along with two PIs, of a Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations Planning Grant.

Carrie Leana

Leana wins a societal impact award

Carrie Leana, the George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management at Pitt, has won the 2022 Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management Award for Societal Impact.

Tia-Lynn Ashman

Ashman Receives Humboldt Award

Biology professor Tia-Lynn Ashman receives Humboldt Award for pollen-driven research

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9 Pitt students and alumni named Fulbright scholars

Two Pitt doctoral students, one undergraduate student and six recent graduates were named Fulbright scholars this year. 

Yael Schenker

Schenker named ELAM Fellow

Yael Schenker was selected for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine 2022-2023 class of fellows.

Diane Litman

Litman and LRDC collaborators awarded NSF grant

Diane Litman and collaborators won a National Science Foundation grant to study natural language processing and technologies that help students revise essays.