Members of the Pitt Staff Council
June 4, 2024

Public Health staff take more than a few seats at the Pitt Staff Council table

Pitt Public Health staff take leading roles on the University of Pittsburgh Staff Council.
HUGEN alums Jacqueline Cohen and Elizabeth Roy
June 3, 2024

Human Genetics alums receive fellowships from ASHG

Two Human Genetics alums receive distinguished fellowships from American Society of Human Genetics.
students posing outside
April 22, 2024

Pitt students place in top ten at National Bioethics Bowl

Pitt finished 9th in its first showing at the National Bioethics Bowl on Saturday, April 13, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Michael Deem
April 2, 2024

Deem awarded fellowship to develop Public Health and Human Flourishing course

Michael Deem, associate professor of human genetics, was recently awarded a Signature Course Fellowship by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Studies.
Quasar S. Padiath
February 28, 2024

Quasar Padiath Appointed Human Genetics Chair

Department of Human Genetics Associate Professor Quasar S. Padiath has been appointed to the position of chair of the department, his academic home since 2011.

Padiath has served as interim chair since October 2023 and also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurobiology at Pitt’s School of Medicine.

 Anthony Anzell
February 27, 2024

Chasing a rare disease

Postdoc's personal experience drives research.

Lisa Parker
January 30, 2024

14 Pitt people earned Year of Discourse and Dialogue funding

Congratulations to Human Genetics Professor and Director of the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, Lisa Parker, on her Year of Discourse and Dialogue funding!

January 18, 2024

Many cancers are on the rise in the U.S., even as overall deaths fall

“It has been hard because the idea is that it has to do with early-age exposures, and now the world is very different than it was 40 years ago,” said Associate Professor of Human Genetics Brenda Diergaarde. 

Swathi Balaji
January 8, 2024

Two prestigious honors for Hugen student Swathi Balaji

Human Genetics MPH student Swathi Balaji has been selected as an Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) Scholar by the National Health Genomic Research Institute. Balaji will work with Kathleen Blazer, director, Cancer Genomics Education Program, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, City of Hope National Medical Center and will attend the annual ISCC-PEG meeting in April. 

David Finegold, MD and students
December 6, 2023

David Finegold conferred the status of Professor Emeritus

Recognizing his distinguished service to the University of Pittsburgh, David Finegold, MD, a longtime professor in the Department of Human Genetics, has been conferred the status of Professor Emeritus.

Bianca Kun
December 5, 2023

Bianca Kun selected for Faculty-Student Collaborative Project from Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Congratulations to Bianca Kun, a second-year MPH Public Health Genetics student, for being selected to complete a Faculty-Student Collaborative Project through the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MAR-PHTC). This recognition is based on her research project, "SSRIs and Risk of Preterm Birth in African American Women," which not only highlights the critical intersection of mental health and maternal health in minority populations, but also underscores the importance of targeted research in public health genetics.

Alumni award winners
November 17, 2023

Pitt Public Health honors alumni at awards ceremony

The University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health recognized nine alumni for their outstanding service to the field of public health at an awards ceremony.

American Society of Human Genetics
November 8, 2023

American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting

Trainees and faculty in Human Genetics made a strong showing at November’s American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in Washington, DC!

Dr. Bruce Nmezi
November 6, 2023

Post-doctoral fellow Bruce Nmezi selected for the 2023-2025 Human Genetics Scholars

Dr. Bruce Nmezi has been selected for the 2023-2025 Human Genetics Scholars.

Shubhnita Singh
October 27, 2023

Shubhnita Singh receives the Young Investigator Travel Award

Department of Human Genetics PhD student Shubhnita Singh wins Young Investigator Travel Award

Congratulations to Department of Human Genetics fourth year PhD student Shubhnita Singh on receiving the Young Investigator Travel Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) at the Hypertension Conference.