January 13, 2017
William Wagner Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
According to the NAI, the honor is “the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.”
In addition to serving as director of Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wagner is a professor of surgery, bioengineering, and chemical engineering. He also serves as chairman of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Americas, deputy director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, and chief scientific officer of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Wagner is the third Pitt faculty member to be named an NAI Fellow.
January 9, 2017
Geovette Washington Named Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer
The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees unanimously elected Geovette E. Washington as Pitt’s senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer. In this capacity, Washington will also serve as an officer of the University.