The Plan for Pitt: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

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When unprecedented hardship struck Pittsburgh's Latino population, Pitt alumna Monica Ruiz (SOC WK ’15, ’17G) took action.
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Derek C. Angus, Paula Davis and Mark W. Geraci will take up their respective positions to promote health care innovation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and interdisciplinary research at Pitt.
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A virtual town hall with members of the regional Latinx community explored racial and ethnic identity and the diversity of the cultures that make up the Hispanic population in the United States.
Members of the Class of 2024 Oath Writing Committee on a Zoom call together
In addition to reciting the traditional Hippocratic Oath during their White Coat Ceremony, members of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 wrote their own class oath to acknowledge their ever-evolving responsibilities as physicians.
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Jessica Benham (A&S ’19) founded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, and her disability rights work can be seen all around town—including area cleanup days and the Pittsburgh airport.
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Social work graduate student Ashlé Hall (SOC WK ’18) is a busy entrepreneur with a new line of hair care products designed to fill two very important needs.
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In Pitt EXCEL’s Instagram series, an engineering student of color cooks a favorite meal while dishing on life, career and identity.
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Underrepresented undergraduate students interested in microbiology or immunology can apply for a new scholarship program to support their studies.