Academic Accolades

SHRS Professors Named Fellows of the APTA

Janet Freburger, professor, and Sara Piva, associate professor, have been named Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Researchers Study Efficient Data Storage

Pitt engineering researchers Feng Xiong and Nathan Youngblood secured a $500,000 NSF award to study how to store data more efficiently using optical and electrical techniques on 2D materials.

Duck Publishes New Book, ‘Tacit Racism’

Waverly Duck, an associate professor with Pitt’s Department of Sociology, is co-author of a new book, “Tacit Racism.”

McKone Selected as a 2020 Beckman Young Investigator

James McKone, assistant professor of chemical engineering, was selected as a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation.

Deitrick Appointed to UAA Distinguished Service Honor Roll

Sabina Deitrick, associate dean of GSPIA, was inducted to the Urban Affairs Association Distinguished Service Honor Roll.

Chu Wins Distinguished Educator Award

Charleen T. Chu, professor of pathology and the A. Julio Martinez Endowed Chair in Neuropathology, received the 2020 Robbins Distinguished Educator Award from ASIP.

Research Team Receives Grant to Debunk False COVID Info

Yu-Ru Lin, associate professor in SCI, Adriana Kovashka; assistant professor in SCI; and Wen-Ting Chung, research assistant professor in the School of Education, have been awarded a RAPID Grant from the NSF to develop a debunking system for COVID-19 related misinformation.

Little Elected into College of Fellows

Steven Little, William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, was recently elected to the Controlled Release Society’s College of Fellows.

Celedón Named President of ATS

Juan C. Celedón, Niels K. Jerne Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, was recently named president of the American Thoracic Society for the 2020-21 term.

Ghilani Selected for Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Award

Jessica Ghilani, associate professor of communication at Pitt-Greensburg, was named the 2020 Aviation Space Writers Foundation Award Winner by the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Matilla Awarded Public Policy Fellowship

Joshua Matilla, assistant professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at Pitt Public Health, was selected for the 2020-2021 class of Public Policy Fellows at the American Association of Immunologists.

Bahar Elected to NAS

Ivet Bahar has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Bahar is a distinguished professor and the John K. Vries Chair of the Department of Computational and Systems Biology in the School of Medicine.

Kuebbing Named ESA Early Career Fellow

Sara Kuebbing, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Science, has been named a 2020 early career fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

Three Researchers Inducted into AIMBE

Heng Huang, Alicia Koontz, and Douglas Weber have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Hatfull Elected to the AAAS

Graham Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been elected a 2020 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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