The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ most prestigious alumni awards will be distributed at the SHRS Alumni Awards Ceremony. They include the Dean's Choice, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Distinguished Alumni, Research Discovery and Rising Star Awards.
50th Anniversary Award Recipients:
The SHRS Dean’s Choice Award honors an individual who has made great strides in health-related fields beyond his or her profession or degree. This award also recognizes those who are pursuing work that aligns with the Dean’s current priorities.
The SHRS Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual whose demonstrated leadership and outstanding volunteerism have served to improve the lives of others through education, service and/or advocacy. This award honors individuals who exemplify SHRS’ commitment to community service and personify the compassion and caring that is intrinsic to the varied health professions within the school.
The SHRS Philanthropist Award honors an individual or organization whose financial commitment to the school has made a lasting impact on its students, faculty, programs and research. Pitt SHRS would not exist today without the generous charitable support of corporations, foundations, alumni and friends. This award recognizes those who have used philanthropy to further the mission, vision and values of SHRS.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is granted to outstanding SHRS alumni who have distinguished themselves through their academic, professional and humanitarian accomplishments. Their commitment to professional excellence and dedication to serving their communities through scholarship, education and advocacy exemplify the core values of SHRS.
The Research Discovery Award honors a world-class researcher within the SHRS alumni community. This award recognizes commitment to professional excellence through scholarship, education and advocacy.
The Rising Star Award recognizes an emerging leader in the health and rehabilitation professions whose record reflects his or her ongoing and exceptional growth in practice, research or service; demonstrated leadership and commitment to furthering his or her profession.
- Alexander Rodriguez Betancourt (Rehabiliation Science, BS '11; Prosthetics & Orthotics, MS '13)