Distinguished Public Service Award

Doris Rubio
Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Nursing, and Clinical and Translational Science, School of Medicine

Paul Harper
Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Timothy Holler
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Pitt–Greensburg

Margaret Rosenzweig
Distinguished Service Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing

Distinguished Teaching Award

Chris Bonneau
Professor of Political Science, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Zsuzsa Horvath
Associate Professor of Dental Public Health, School of Dental Medicine

Barry M. Mitnick
Professor of Business Administration and Public and International Affairs, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Lori Delale-O’Connor
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations and Policy, School of Education

Lisa Borghesi
Associate Professor of Immunology, School of Medicine

Distinguished Research Award

Senior Scholars

Lise Vesterlund
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Heng Huang
John A. Jurenko Endowed Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering

Robert Friedlander
Walter E. Dandy Professor and Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine

Junior Scholars

Heath Cabot
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Michael Hatridge
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Rebecca Price
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, School of Medicine

Chancellor’s Award for Staff  

Administrative and Operational Efficiency: Brice Everett Lynn
Assistant Director, Study Abroad Office

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Karen J. Steffey
Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Information

Community Engagement: Noelle C. Conover
Project Coordinator, School of Medicine

Early Career Achievement: Nazir Noori
Program Manager, Study Abroad Office

Excellent Mentor: Lauren O. Wallace
Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Outstanding Career Achievement: Denise Doswell
Former Executive Assistant, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Business and Operations

Research Support: Peter G. Chambers
Director of Shared Research Support Services, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Service to the University Community: Maureen M. Conrad
Assistant to the Chief of Police, Pitt Police Department

Student Impact: Dana C. Romano
Associate Director of Career Management, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

University Engagement: Stacey L. Czerniejewski
Executive Assistant, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer


School of Social Work's Center on Race and Social Problems

Innovation Commercialization Funds

Perceiving and Expressing Personality in Speech

Leah Helou                                                                                             
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders


Matthew Neal                                                                                         
Roberta G. Simmons Associate Professor of Surgery and Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Sarah Myers                                                                                           
Resident, Department of General Surgery


Lisa C. Rohan                                                                                           
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sravan Kumar Patel                                                                                             
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Katherine Bunge                                                                                                   
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences


Jeffrey Gusenoff                                                                                                   
Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Eva Roy                                                                                     
Medical student

Pitt Seed Projects

The Pitt Cyber Range 
Ahmed Ibrahim, faculty | School of Computing and Information

Building the Foundation of a Diverse Health Care Workforce
Andrea Hergenroeder, faculty | Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers

Screenshot Asia: Connecting Pittsburgh to 21st Century Film and Media
Charles Exley, faculty | Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

The Neighborhood Academy Social Justice Education Initiative
David Herring, faculty | School of Law

Creating a Culture of Inclusive Excellence to Promote Retention
Doris Rubio, faculty | Institute for Clinical Research Education

Serving Those Who Protect the Public: The Pitt Center for Emergency Responder Wellness
Eric Meyer, faculty | School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Pittsburgh Computational Genomics Training Program
Fangping Mu, faculty | Center for Research Computing

Infant Oral Health Education at the Pitt Community Engagement Center at Homewood
Jacqueline Burgette, faculty | School of Dental Medicine

Reading Interventions for Students with Exceptional Learning Needs
Jonathan Chitiyo, faculty | University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Early Bridge Program at Pitt-Greensburg 
Kelli Maloy, faculty | University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Creating a Diverse Cybersecurity Workforce 
Leona Mitchell, faculty | School of Computing and Information

Pitt Commons Social Capital & Professional Networking Evaluation
Lisa Belczyk, staff | Office of the Provost

Lusosphere through the World
Luis Vanfossen Bravo, staff | Center for Latin American Studies, University Center for International Studies

Cultivating a Data Science Learning Community
Matt Burton, faculty | School of Computing and Information

Social Listening for Institutional Resilience
Raymond Wrabley, faculty | University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Fostering Civic and Cultural Competency Across the Disciplines Via Digital Game-Based Learning
Ronald Idoko, staff | Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Active Accommodations for Laboratories
Rory Cooper, faculty | Human Engineering Research Laboratories

Promoting PEERs: Creating an Inclusive Environment through Tiered Mentoring to Promote Diverse STEM Communities
Sarah Hainer, faculty | Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Wicked Problem Innovation: Community Development in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and Hilltop Neighborhoods
Stephanie Dangel, faculty | School of Law

Understanding, Building and Achieving Diversity and Inclusion Excellence in the University of Pittsburgh Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Susan Cohen, faculty | Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business

Pitt Seed Special Cycle Projects to Prevent Sexual Misconduct

Title IX/Green Dot Initiative for Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville
Staff member Christy Clark | Pitt-Bradford

Encouraging Faculty, Staff, and Student Participation in Primary Prevention     
Staff member Sheila Confer | Pitt-Greensburg

Translating TGQN Campus Climate Findings into Practice
Faculty member Rachel Gartner | School of Social Work

Culturally Sensitive Sexual Misconduct Prevention Programming for International Graduate and Professional Students          
Faculty member Holger Hoock | Dietrich School

LGBTQIA+ Empowerment Self-Defense                                         
Staff member K. Briar Somerville | Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Exploring Black Undergraduate College Women’s Experiences with Sexual Misconduct: Knowledge of Resources, Barriers to Access, and Strategies to Improve Engagement and Outcomes                                
Staff member Lynissa Stokes | School of Medicine

We Hear You, Let’s Talk About It
Staff member Katie Stumpp | Department of Athletics