Health Sciences Diversity

About the Department

The Office of Health Sciences Diversity exists to foster an inclusive environment for students, trainees, and faculty within the health professions schools. Its mission also includes increasing the number of well-trained professionals who reflect different cultures, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, genders, religious affiliations, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations.



Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 | 11:00-11:00pm
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences graduate, doctoral, postdoctoral, trainees, and first professional students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including Psychology and Social Work, are invited to submit abstracts for the 2019 Health Disparities Poster Competition.  This event is sponsored by the Schools of the Health Sciences, this event will give young researchers an opportunity to present their work and expand their scientific, professional skill set.  The term "disparities" applies to differences in health status in any studied population, compared to the comparable majority (or more commonly studied) population.  We expect to see work in disparities based upon race or ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, and other parameters.  

University of Pittsburgh Year of Healthy U

This year Pitt is studying, recognizing, and appreciating practices that promote good health, showing how a cross disciplinary understanding of health can lead to better lives. The Year of Healthy U will advance our understanding of health in all its forms and renew our commitment to fostering a healthy community.