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Meet the members of Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group—a team tasked with monitoring the health status of campus and making decisions about policy for COVID-19.
Carissa Schively Slotterback in a blue jacket and light blue dress shirt
Carissa Schively Slotterback will join Pitt as the dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs on Oct. 1. She is currently the associate dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
Carey Balaban in a dark suit and yellow tie
Carey Balaban from the School of Medicine led a study into a curious 2016 case concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba, and their families, who had mysterious symptoms including dizziness, ear pain and tinnitus. The researchers found marked differences between the patterns of response of those embassy staffers and victims of other mild, traumatic brain injuries.
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The 2020 Pitt Seed Grant winners span departments, Community Engagement Centers and regional campuses in subjects as varied as dependent care, STEM research and National Science Foundation grant preparation. The program, now in its third year, supports projects that align with the six goals in The Plan for Pitt.
Ruth Mullen in a blue shirt and holding a spray bottle with a rag
Pitt students, faculty, staff and families are getting the first look at what an on-campus experience will look and feel like when some faculty and staff return to on-campus work and students are welcomed back for the fall.
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Established by Pitt’s Healthcare Advisory Group, three operational postures have been developed to guide the University in how restricted its activity levels should be. The postures are important for all members of the Pitt community to know and understand.
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In this second Q&A with members of the Healthcare Advisory Group, the experts share more about what they’re learning as they address the University’s health and safety concerns.
Ibram X. Kendi in a gray suit with his book
Sponsored by the Department of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a recent book club welcomed nearly 100 people to discuss the bestselling Ibram X. Kendi book. See what their next pick is and how to join.
Amanda Godley in a red shirt
A professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leading in the School of Education with secondary appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Godley will serve as vice provost for graduate studies beginning July 1.
John Wallace in a dark gray suit and white collared shirt, with other people behind him
John Wallace, the David E. Epperson Endowed Chair in the School of Social Work, will serve as vice provost for faculty diversity and development beginning July 1, 2020.
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Black members of the Pitt community recommend books, music and more that can help build bridges of understanding and spur action toward equity.
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Outgoing chair of the Board of Trustees Eva Tansky Blum symbolically passed the gavel to new chair Thomas E. Richards, new trustees were announced and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke on Pitt’s resilience during the global crises of COVID-19 and racial injustice.
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Pittwire asked four members of the Healthcare Advisory Group—a multidisciplinary panel of experts charged with addressing the questions facing the University as it prepares for fall—about what they know and what they're learning.
Clyde Wilson Pickett in a red bowtie and dark suit
Clyde Wilson Pickett, a leading expert in higher education diversity and inclusion strategy and School of Education alum, is set to begin at the University in July 2020.
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The United Way Special Day of Caring offered a unique chance to volunteer while maintaining social distancing guidelines and safety. Several Pitt families participated to help those in need.