Yvette Conley (Hugen '93, '99) was recognized with a 2020 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award in the senior scholar category for the role she played in shaping the interface between genomics and nursing. A leader in molecular genetics, Conley was the first geneticist appointed in a nursing school to infuse genomics into nursing sciences. She serves as professor and vice chair for research in Pitt's School of Nursing. A double alumna of the Department of Human Genetics—having earned both the MSGC and the PhD—Conley was previously recognized by Pitt Public Health with the 2015 Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination.
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