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Race &... Initiative
Race &... is the short-hand name of Pitt’s Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being Initiative, which seeks to demonstrate the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to investigate and ameliorate racial disparities in equity, health, and well-being locally, nationally, and globally.
Three interrelated goals make up the mission for this initiative.
- While the University undoubtedly houses great faculty expertise in these areas, it also strives to invest in and grow that knowledge and skill base. The cluster hire program seeks to significantly increase the number of faculty who are hired, promoted, and retained who conduct research, teach and serve in these areas, and strengthen their capacity to do this work.
- Launching a series of research “collaboratories” (i.e., interdisciplinary teams) focused on Race and the Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being will support these new hires as well as existing Pitt faculty.
- Education, training and graduating the next generation of scholars (undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level) for whom the study of race and the social determinants of equity, health and wellbeing are personal and professional priorities.
The Race &... Initiative programming includes the Race &... Conference, the Race & Lecture Series, and the Race @Work Summer Retreat, with other programs and activities to be added over time.
Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Well-Being Cluster Hire and Retention Initiative
This university-wide cluster hire and retention initiative will transform Pitt’s expertise in, and research on, Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health, and Well-Being.
Race &... Initiative Brochure
Meet the first cohort of Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-being Scholars. View and download The Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-Being Cluster Hire and Retention Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh brochure.
Race &... Lecture Series
This lunchtime speaker series introduces and showcases the work of our faculty.
Race &... Conference
Learn about the events comprising the inaugural Race &... Conference.
Race &... Collaboratories
The goal of the Race &... Research Collaboratories is to mobilize the research and intervention experience and expertise of Pitt faculty to address specific problems that adversely impact the region’s Black population and/or in which the region has significant racial disparities.
Race@Work Summer Retreat
The Race@Work Summer Retreat is designed to the challenges faced by Early career faculty from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups who are often the one and only in their school, department, or unit.
Black Excellence in the Academy Awards
The Dr. Larry E. Davis Black Excellence in the Academy Awards celebrates Black academic excellence at the University of Pittsburgh.