Health Sciences Diversity


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine student Wins Alumnus Award From National Future City Competition

Congratulations to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine student Stephen Canton, class of 2020, on being named the "Future City 2018 Alumnus of the Year" by the national Future City Competition.  See the full article here.  

PittPharmacy PIER Program February 17, 2018 - March 23, 2018

Interested in pursing a health career?  You're invited to learn about Pharmacy Innovation Experience Research.  PIER is a program for Pitt undergraduate students to learn about the field of pharmacy.  Built by student pharmacists for students like you.  The program runs from February 17, 2018 - March 23, 2018 and is designed to fit into your weekly class schedule.  The only required dates are February 17, 2018 (Orientation) and March 23, 2018 (Graduation).  The rest is scheduled by you.  If you'd like to apply for PIER, please follow this link to register. Apply at!   The deadline to register is February 4, 2018.  For additional information, please click on the link to the PIER FLYER.  If you have any questions, please email Spencer Schlect at  

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016

Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years

Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. The annual theme is announced early to facilitate advance planning of events. The official 2016 NDEAM poster is now available. 

Download the poster:

English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)

Chronicles of Higher Education and The Hill Articles

At the U. of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Mary Goldberg and Rory Cooper enlist disabled veterans to do research on assistive technology.  The full story can be read here.

America: 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. Read the Report.

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.