Graduate Student Accolades
The fund was created by Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program Director Todd Reeser and instructor Julie Beaulieu.
Evan Gretok, a PhD student at University of Pittsburgh, presented his work on a space computer at the Small Sat conference this week.
Two Pitt doctoral students, one undergraduate student and six recent graduates were named Fulbright scholars this year.
Five students won this year’s Schools of the Health Sciences Health Disparities and Social Justice Poster Competition.
Jessica Davis, a PhD candidate in nursing, won a $24,000 grant to research congenital heart defects in infants.
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.
University of Pittsburgh doctoral students Silpa Mukherjee and Nelesi Gabriela Rodriguez have been named 2022 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellows.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.