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Alumni Achievements

Julissa Ventura ’10

Julissa Ventura ’10, a Ph.D. student in the department of educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, recently received the 2014 Jean Anyon Award For Outstanding Graduate Student Paper from the Grassroots Community and Youth Organizing Special Interest Group within the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The award, which was presented at AERA’s national [...]

Anna Tischler ’99

Anna Tischler ’99 has received a 2013 National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. The grant is reserved for high-risk high-reward research and allows researchers to propose highly creative research projects in biomedicine that involve inherent risk. To qualify, investigators must have completed their Ph.D.s within the last 10 years. Tischler is an assistant [...]

Grant Oliphant ’83

Grant Oliphant ’83 is the new president of Heinz Endowments, a $1.5 billion foundation that is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States. Oliphant rejoins Heinz Endowments after running the Pittsburgh Foundation since 2008. There, he oversaw more than $1 billion in assets and, in 2013, awarded $40.5 million in grants. He [...]

Lewis Shuster ’77

Lewis Shuster ’77 was appointed an independent director of Cleve Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops new therapies for cancer. Shuster is chief executive officer of Shuster Capital, where he advises life-science company executives and investors. For 30 years, he was CEO, CFO, and COO of life-science companies, including Kemia, Invitrogen, Pharmacopeia, and [...]