Gauvin named SHRS associate dean of diversity and inclusion

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has named Assistant Professor Nancy Gauvin as its new associate dean of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement.

Gauvin joined Pitt in 2021 as a member of the initial cohort of scholars from the university’s “Race and Social Determinants of Equity, Health and Well-Being Cluster Hire and Retention Initiative.”  She is a speech-language pathologist and tenure-stream faculty in the school’s Department of Communication Science and Disorders and has experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives throughout her clinical and academic career.

“Nancy has the expertise to address the challenges we face in recruiting and retaining faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds,” Dean Anthony Delitto said in a news release. “She also has the academic, clinical and research knowledge to drive change and create actionable plans to foster more equitable and inclusive learning and working environments spanning from the classroom to the lab, in the clinic and our communities.”

Gauvin directs the Communication Science and Disorders Department's new Communication and Health Equity Outcomes Research Initiative.

Read more on the SHRS website.