Two Pitt Nursing faculty were selected to receive prestigious awards from the University this spring: the Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award, and the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. Margaret Rosenzweig is one of the 2021 recipients of the Distinguished Public Service Award, and Yvette Conley is one of the 2021 recipients of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.
The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring annually recognizes outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree. Conley, who is director of Pitt Nursing’s PhD program, has been a strong mentor with lasting reach, not just at the School of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh, but for the discipline of nursing as well. Her mentoring has gained the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing a national reputation for training nurses in genomics.
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award underscores the high priority that the University of Pittsburgh places on utilizing faculty’s expertise to address social problems through public service. Rosenzweig. distinguished service professor of nursing, was honored for serving as a visionary leader in addressing racial disparities in the cancer experience This included creating a longitudinal metastatic breast cancer registry to improve care for patients, volunteering as a “Big Sister”, and recruiting local high school students to pursue nursing as a career.