Academic Accolades

Rebecca Reed

Reed earns early career award from Society for Health Psychology

Rebecca Reed, assistant professor of psychology in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, received the Excellence in Health Psychology Research by an Early Career Professional Award from the Society for Health Psychology.

Alison Linares

Undergraduate student received a Young Eagles engineering internship

Alison Linares, a senior studying industrial engineering, spent her summer working for Daher as part of the Young Eagles Internship Program, which identifies and engages promising future leaders of the general aviation sector.

Yu-Ru Lin

Lin receives NSF grant for digital accountability study

Yu-Ru Lin, associate professor in the School of Computing and Information, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the online behavior of U.S. officials across major social platforms.

Edouard Machery

Machery awarded $260,000 from the John Templeton Foundation

Edouard Machery, director of Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science and distinguished professor, will use the funding for his project titled "Philosophical Traditions and Epistemic Values."

W. Vincent Liu

Liu received $1.5 million from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

W. Vincent Liu, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was awarded $1.5 million to develop models in orbital physics.

Leonora Anyango

Anyango earned Harvard University’s Derek Bok Public Service Award

Leonora Anyango, a faculty fellow in the David C. Frederick Honors College, was honored for mentoring college students, working with refugees and other international students in Pittsburgh, and financing education for blind youth in Kenya.

José-Alain Sahel

Sahel won the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience

José-Alain Sahel, distinguished professor and chairman of Pitt’s Department of Ophthalmology, was awarded alongside longtime collaborator Botond Roska.

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2 Pitt students earned Voyager Scholarships

Erin Lancaster and Anjolaoluwa Oludayo have been named among the second cohort of recipients of the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service, also known as the Voyager Scholarship.

Abby Overacre-Delgoffe

Overacre-Delgoffe earns award from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Abby Overacre-Delgoffe, assistant professor in the Department of Immunology, earned a New Innovator Award for her project “Microbiota initiation of lymphangiogenesis.”

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6 faculty earned NSF CAREER Awards

Six Pitt faculty members earned National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, one of the foundation’s most prestigious in support of early-career faculty.

Karen Bursic

Bursic elected as American Society for Engineering Education fellow

 Karen Bursic, professor of industrial engineering and undergraduate program director at the Swanson School of Engineering, was elected a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Dobrawa Napierala

Napierala recognized with ASBMR Esteemed Award

Dobrawa Napierala, associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine Department, received the ASBMR Adele l. Boskey Esteemed Award, which recognizes outstanding scientific contributions, leadership and mentorship in the area of bone and mineral research.

Professor James Joshi

Joshi received NSF Director's Award

James Joshi, professor in the School of Computing and Information, received the National Science Foundation Director's Award.

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2 graduate students, advisors named Gilliam Fellows

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) named Rachael Kramp and Crystal Lara Santos, both studying biological sciences in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and their advisors as Gilliam Fellows.

Christine McClure

McClure earned the State of Black Learning’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Christine McClure, a senior research scientist in the School of Public Health, won the Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors a teacher or educational professional who has made a positive difference in the overall learning climate for Black children.

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Four Nursing faculty members, dean emeritus, to receive Sigma International Awards

John O’Donnell, Richard Henker, Young Ji Lee, and Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob will be honored with prestigious Sigma International Awards for Nursing Excellence.

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3 Pitt Med researchers named AAAS policy fellows

Stephanie Mutchler, Amelia Stephens and R. Anne Stetler were named to The American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program.

Weyant appointed to the Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health

Robert Weyant, professor and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health in Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine, has been appointed as a member of the Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health.  

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2 Pitt students were elected to the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Student Advisory Board

Joe Chen and Shay Roth, both students in Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, were elected to serve on the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) Student Advisory Board.

Graham Hatfull

Hatfull earns lifetime achievement award from the European Society of Mycobacteriology

Phage researcher and clinical pioneer Graham Hatfull is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Gardner Middlebrook Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the study of tuberculosis and related diseases.

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Graduate student awarded for her doctoral dissertation research

Alex Silver, a graduate student studying cognitive psychology in Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), received one of two 2022-23 Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Awards from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS).

Lorraine Blatt

PhD candidate wins National Academy of Education fellowship

Lorraine Blatt, who is studying developmental psychology in Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), was named a 2023 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation fellow.

Ho wins the 2023 Kerry Stoner Award

Ken Ho, associate professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, won the 2023 Kerry Stoner Award, which honors a Pittsburgh person annually for their work with HIV.

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Pitt is supporting these 35 undergrads in their summer research

Thirty-five undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh will receive $4,000 each and other support for their summer research as 2023 Brackenridge fellows.

Marci Lee Nilsen

Nilsen earns $3 million grant to study the impact of head and neck cancer treatment

Pitt Nursing and Medicine assistant professor Marci Lee Nilsen earned a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research the effects of head and neck cancer treatment.

Rory Cooper

Cooper wins a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

Rory Cooper, distinguished professor in Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was presented with a Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.

4 incoming Pitt students are 2023 Stamps scholars

Four Pennsylvania high school seniors are among the winners of the 2023 Stamps Scholarship, which supports around 250 students each year who excel academically and are focused on leadership and community service.

Alison Linares Mendoza

Pitt student earned a Vertical Flight Foundation scholarship

Alison Linares Mendoza, an industrial engineering student, earned the Franklin D. Harris Scholarship, making her the first Pitt woman to receive a scholarship from the Vertical Flight Foundation.

Meyer Pitt’s first Berlin Prize recipient

English Professor Michael Meyer won a 2023-24 Berlin Prize Fellowship — and became the first Pitt faculty member to receive the award.

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15 Pitt students named Gilman scholars

The Gilman scholarship supports undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants with up to $5,000 as they study abroad.