From May through August 2015, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a series of community-wide events recognizing the landmark law that has transformed lives by removing barriers to civic participation, housing, transportation, employment, arts and recreation, education and more. For the schedule of events, click here.
Pitt’s Dr. Yuan Chang Appointed to National Cancer Advisory Board
President Barack Obama recently appointed a physician-scientist in the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, to a national board charged with identifying the most promising cancer research projects nationwide. Yuan Chang,M.D., Distinguished Professor of Pathology in Pitt’s School of Medicine, has been appointed with four other scientists to serve as members of the National Cancer Advisory Board. Read more here...
America is undergoing an extreme makeover. By 2050, you won’t even recognize her. But rapid diversification is one of the main drivers of our economic success. In recent decades, waves of immigration as well as financial and social mobility have not only changed the face of America but also ushered in a wealth of fresh perspectives, skills and technologies. Click here to read the report.
University of Pittsburgh Katherine D. Seelman Named by President Obama to National Disability Council
Katherine D. Seelman, Associate Dean of Disability Programs in the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), has been appointed as a member of the National Council on Disability (NCD) by President Barack Obama. Dr. Seelman was part of the staff of the same independent federal agency in its formative period when it helped to enact the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. In the intervening quarter-century, Dr. Seelman has gone from working for the NCD as a public policy research specialist to becoming one of its 15 appointed members who advise presidents, Congress, and policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels. Read more>>