LRDC Communications, News & Media

The LRDC Communications Department leads and coordinates strategic communications for the Center. We tell the Center's stories and successes to the university and the region. We work to raise the Center's global profile and promote its reputation as one of the worlds' leading cognitive research centers. We promote the Pitt Brand and provide website, design, video production, photography, media relations, social media, and executive communications support.

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Elizabeth Rangel, PhD
Director of Communications


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News & Awards

Alexandra Silver (Melissa Libertus' mentee) has won a 2022-2023 FABBS Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Award. This is awarded to only 2-5 students in the country each year, and is “to acknowledge and honor graduate student scientists who have conducted doctoral dissertation research of superior scientific quality and broader societal impacts."   

May 8, 2023

Marc Coutanche has received a secondary appointment in the Department of Neuroscience.   

May 8, 2023

Omid Fotuhi, LRDC Research Associate, was featured in the May 4 Science Magazine for his and colleagues' research "Where and with whom does a brief social-belonging intervention promote progress in college?" in Science. The Stanford News also released a story on the research.    View

May 22, 2023

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Institute For Learning

Bridges to Learning graphic Bridges to Learning: Research. Practice. Results. Bridges to Learning is the Institute for Learning (IFL) quarterly newsletter. Bridges connects educators with knowledge and research that shows that every student can learn when provided with cognitively challenging instructional opportunities and that learning environments can flourish when collaboration is valued, voice is honored, and agency is realized. Some of Bridges recent articles include "4 Effective Communication Strategies in Multilingual Classrooms," "Liberating your Summer Readers," and "Building Allyship Among Educators," among others.

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The Institute For Learning is located on the 7th floor of the Murdoch building »

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