Graduate Student Accolades

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August 16, 2022

Graduate students receive support from LGBTQIA+ Endowed Research and Outreach Fund

The fund was created by Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program Director Todd Reeser and instructor Julie Beaulieu.

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August 12, 2022

Researcher presents work on an autonomous, supercomputing satellite at Small Sat

Evan Gretok, a PhD student at University of Pittsburgh, presented his work on a space computer at the Small Sat conference this week.

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July 20, 2022

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.

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May 26, 2022

Health disparities and social justice poster competition winners announced

Five students won this year’s Schools of the Health Sciences Health Disparities and Social Justice Poster Competition.

Jessica Davis
May 17, 2022

PhD Student Wins Prestigious Award to Research Congenital Heart Defects in Infants

Jessica Davis, a PhD candidate in nursing, won a $24,000 grant to research congenital heart defects in infants.

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May 5, 2022

7 Grad Students Win NSF Research Fellowship

Spanning disciplines in science and engineering, five undergraduate and seven graduate students received competitive awards to fund and support their research endeavors. “These awards reward students who have done amazing research and will do amazing research in the future,” said Lesha Greene, Director of National Scholarships in Pitt’s University Honors College. 

Silpa Mukherjee and Nelesi Gabriela Rodriguez
May 2, 2022

2 Named 2022 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows

University of Pittsburgh doctoral students Silpa Mukherjee and Nelesi Gabriela Rodriguez have been named 2022 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellows.

Ussamma Amjad
April 14, 2022

BioE Grad Student Usamma Amjad Receives 2022 NDSEG Fellowship Award

The Department of Defense has selected University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering PhD Candidate Usamma Amjad out of over 3100 applicants to receive the 2022 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Award. The program supports graduate students in science and engineering whose work is important to the mission of the DoD.

Michelle Karabin
April 12, 2022

Michelle Karabin Receives NIH F31 Award to Develop Computational Model of Human Movement

University of Pittsburgh graduate student Michelle Karabin has received Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her work investigating human balance and movement through a new computational model. 

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April 11, 2022

Pitt Grad Students Place Second in CLARION Case Competition

Four graduate students representing three Schools of the Health Sciences represented Pitt this weekend at the CLARION National Interprofessional Case Competition hosted virtually by the University of Minnesota. 

Amy Raslevich and Adrianne Sapienza
April 6, 2022

These Pitt people’s work advocating for affordable health care landed them invitations to the White House

Amy Raslevich, a doctoral candidate in Pitt’s School of Public Health,  got the surprise of her life two weeks ago when she received an out of the blue FaceTime call from former President Barack Obama to mark the 12th anniversary of the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. During the call, Obama thanked Raslevich (pictured at left) for her health care advocacy, and they talked about, well, everything. 

Theresa Kwon
March 24, 2022

Katz PhD candidate Theresa Kwon wins global competition for dissertation proposal

Theresa (Tess) Kwon, a PhD candidate in marketing at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, is one of two joint winners worldwide in a Society for Consumer Psychology competition.

2022 Katz Super Analytics Challenge
February 25, 2022

Graduate Students Succeed as Catalysts for Change in 2022 Super Analytics Challenge

Graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh continued their annual tradition of serving as catalysts for change through the 2022 Super Analytics Challenge, hosted by the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Screen shot from Bill Gates's Heroes in the Field: Kakenya Ntaiya
January 24, 2022

Her Dream Is Freedom for Women and Girls

School of Education PhD Alumna Kakenya Ntaiya was featured in Bill Gates' Heroes in the Field series for her work as founder of Kakenya's Dream, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering and educating girls in rural Kenya. Watch the Heroes in the Field video.

Tranquilift device in use
January 10, 2022

Tranquilift Team Deploys Device in Barbershop

Bioengineering graduate student Anna Dzuricky leads the development of Tranquilift, a device that would help individuals with physical disabilities have a more tailored, comfortable, and safe experience at the salon.