Health Sciences Diversity


Two Faculty Members First To Serve As Provost Fellows

Please join us in congratulating Laurel Roberts, PhD, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences,  Dr. Roberts has added a new title to her resume, Provost Fellow.  Dr. Roberts has also taught in the summer research programs in the School of Medicine for many years.  The feature article is found in the University of Pittsburgh University Times, volume 52, issue 8: December 5, 2019. "Two Faculty Members First To Serve As Provost Fellows".   Click here for the full article. 

A Case For Diversity In the Pittsburgh Workforce, William Simmons, MD

A new article was written by William Simmons, MD on diversity in the Pittsburgh workforce.  Click on the link below to go to the article. 

New article published by William Simmons, MD "A Case For Diversity In the Pittsburgh Workforce".

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy "PittPharmacy a Member of "Most Promising" at Clinical Learning Environment Innovation Challenge

Susan M. Meyer, Associate Dean for Education and Professor, and Haley M. Fribance, (Class of 2021), were members of an inter-professional team from the University of Pittsburgh that was selected as having the “most promising solution” in the Clinical Learning Environment Innovation Challenge (CLE Challenge) at the Nexus Summit in August 2019. Other team members included Barbara Barnes (Associate Vice Chancellor for Industry Relations and Continuing Education, Health Sciences; Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, School of Medicine), Victoria Hornyak (Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences), and Mario Browne (Director of Health Sciences Diversity).

The CLE Challenge consisted of a 1-hour orientation to design thinking, a 3-hour design workshop, and a 1-hour judging event. Hosted by the National Center for Inter-professional Practice and Education, the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment, and SmithGroup, the event was focused on the creation of learning and care environments that foster a patient-centered, team-based approach to care. Central to the team’s solution was the patient and family-centered care model and a shift from learner-clinician diads to learner-patient diads across a given patient’s continuum of care. 

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PittPharmacy Kathy Monangai Leading the Way with SNPhA

Kathy Monangai (Class of 2020) was elected as the National Vice President of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) during the NPhA/SNPhA 72nd Annual National Convention July 2019 in Houston Texas.  SNPhA is a national student pharmacy organization whose mission includes serving the under-served and increasing minority representation within pharmacy and other healthcare professions.  Kathy will serve her 2019-2020 term on the National Executive Committee of the National Board.  Please follow the link to the article featured in the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy ePittPharmacy news.  August 12, 2019, by rxadmn    Feature article

University Times "Making Pitt Work: Mario Browne's focus has always been on diversity"

Mario Browne has served as director of diversity for the Schools of the Health Sciences since 2011.   To read the full article, please click on the link. Times, Volume 51, Issue 22:  July 11, 2019