Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

The Pepper Center embraces developing the workforce through a multilevel progressive training program. We strive to promote their careers through career development activities, education and training, and support. We have:

  • Pepper Scholars - Junior faculty who have achieved an initial level of expertise and productivity, whose research time is supported by Pepper funds.
  • REC Novice Trainees - Early stage investigators who are in the initial level of training and are preparing for a career award.
  • REC Visiting Scholars Alumni - Trainees from around the word who come to Pittsburgh to collaborate with Pepper investigators.
  • Transition to Independence - Junior Faculty who have received independent career awards, whose research time is supported by their career award.

Pepper Scholars

Andrea Hergenroeder, PhD Mary Kotlarcyzk, PhD Adam Santanasto, PhD Leslie Scheunemann, MD

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REC Alumni

Pepper Scholars Novice Trainees Transitioned to Independence
Bethany Barone-Gibbs, PhD Mary Ackenbom, MD Fabrisia Ambrosio, PT, PhD
Jennifer Brach PT, PhD Gustavo Almeida, MS, PT Bethany Barone-Gibbs, PhD
Kirk Erickson, PhD Bethany Barone-Gibbs, PhD Kurt Beschorner, PhD
Kimberly Faulkner, PhD Grace Campbell, RN Richard Boyce, PhD
Susan Hardy, MD, PhD Massimo Cenciarini, PhD Rakie Cham, BSN, PhD
Andrea Hergenroeder, PhD April Chambers, PhD Jessica Field, MD
Elizabeth Hile, PT, PhD Paul Coen, PhD Al Fisher, MD
Theodore Huppert, PhD Brooke Coley, PhD Steve Handler, MD
Mary Kotlarczyk, PhD Peter Coyle, DPT Theodore Huppert, PhD
Laurie Lavery, MD Theresa Crytzer, PT, DPT Samay Jain, MD
Zachary Marcum, PharmD Pamela Dunlap, DPT Jordan Karp, MD
Neelesh Nadkarni, MD, PhD Shawn Farrokhi, PhD Iva Miljkovic, MD, PhD
Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH Susan Fuhrman, PhD Neelesh Nadkarni, MD
Laurie Sanders, PhD Nancy Glynn, PhD Smita Nayak, MD
Adam Santanasto, PhD Jelena Jovancevic, PhD Sara Piva, PT, PhD
Leslie Scheunemann, MD Kristen Lowry, PhD Kumaravel Rajakumar, MD
Ervin Sejdic, PhD Arash Mahboobin, PhD Andi Rosso, PhD
Stasa Tadic, MD Joshua Niznik, PharmD Elizabeth Schlenk, RN, PhD
Gelsy Torres-Oviedo, PhD Juleen Rodakowski, PT Michael Schneider, PT, PhD
Shachi Tyagi, MD Andi Rosso, PhD Ervin Sejdic, PhD
Rollin Wright, MD, MS Laurie Sanders, PhD Gwen Sowa, MD, PhD
Linwah Yip, MD Adam Santanasto, MPH, PhD Patrick Sparto, PhD
Beth Shaaban, MPH Elsa Strotmeyer, PhD
Brian Suffoletto, MD, MS Gelsy Torres-Oviedo, PhD
Carolyn Thorpe, PhD Shachi Tyagi, MD
Shachi Tyagi, MD Josie van Londen, MD
Andrea Weinstein, MS
David Wert, PhD, PT
Linwah Yip, MD

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REC Visiting Scholars Alumni

Leslie Dekker, PhD, University of Nebraska

Patricia Kearney, PhD, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland

Ana Beatriz de Tommaseo, MD, Federal University Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ianna Lacerda, MD, Federal University Sao Paulo, Brazil

Susan Muir Hunter, PhD, PT, Western Ontario University

Helena Mentis, PhD, University of Maryland

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