Recent Award Winners

Distinguished Public Service Award

Anthony S. Novosel
Undergraduate Advisor and Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Teaching Award

Sean Garrett-Roe
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Melissa Marks
Associate Professor, Division of Behavioral Sciences, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

John Schumann
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine

Cindy Skrzycki
Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Research Award

Mark T. Gladwin
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Thomas W. Kensler
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, School of Medicine

Ronald D. Stall
Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health

Chancellor’s Award for Staff  

Administrative and Operational Efficiency: Leo Constantino
Financial Manager, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration 

Career Achievement: Margaret A. Havran
Managing Editor, boundary 2, Department of English, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Diversity and Inclusion: Macrina Chelagat Lelei
Acting Director, African Studies Program, University Center for International Studies 

Student Impact: James Lyle 
Senior Electronics Engineer, Swanson School of Engineering 

Institutional Citizenship: Thomas H. Misuraca
Assistant Director of Student Life, Pitt Office of Student Affairs  

Support and Service to the University: William Mitchell Sr. 
Senior Manager of Custodial Services, Department of Facilities Management

Community Impact: Troy W. Ross 
Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Early Career Achievement: Elizabeth S. Stoyle
Graduate Administrator, Departments of History and Sociology, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Research Impact: Shannon Valenti
Research Facilitator, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Mentoring: Joelleen P. Yerace  
Senior Director of Constituent Relations, Pitt Office of Institutional Advancement



Center for Urban Education

Innovation Commercialization Funds

Thermoresponsive Hydrogel for Orbital Volume Augmentation

Morgan Fedorchak
Assistant Professor in the departments of Ophthalmology, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Jenny Yu
Assistant Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Department of Ophthalmology

BodyExplorer: Autonomous Simulated Patient

Douglas Nelson Jr. 
Doctoral candidate in the Department of Bioengineering

John O’Donnell
Professor and Chair of the Department of Nurse Anesthesia Program

Joseph Samosky
Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering

Nano-LED Technology for Microdisplays

Hong Koo Kim
Bell of Pennsylvania/Bell Atlantic Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Daud Hasan Emon 
Doctoral Student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Reactive Extraction of Water: Desalination without Membranes or Distillation

Eric Beckman
Distinguished Service Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering