"Congratulations as you step down from your successful tenure as chair of BCHS, and on your 2021 Fulbright!" said Phil Hallen, president emeritus of the Falk Foundation. "As the third holder of the Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, you have honored the chair's intent in your work with students and faculty in the community.
"There will be many useful continuing relationships with Pittsburgh's neighborhoods because of your involvement and leadership. Persons for whom chairs are named are quire often long dead, but I am grateful to have been present for the lively colleagueship we have enjoyed during your tenure. Best wishes as you contribute to our common health ojbectives."
Congratulations and good luck to you, Dr. Albert!
Additional well wishes as published in the BCHS Chair's Report:
Dr. Albert (Steve), thank you very much. Your leadership
and friendship have been inspirational every day.
Assistant to the Chair, BCHS
I would like to thank Dr. Albert for his many years of service as BCHS Chair. I particularly appreciate his enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to student success. I wish him well in his new leadership positions and hope to have the opportunity to work with him as part of these endeavors. I also would like to congratulate him on his Fulbright and look forward to hearing more about how that goes!
-Beth Hoffman, MPH
Steve, thank you for the support and mentorship over the years. While change in leadership is difficult, we are fortunate you will remain with us in BCHS. Congratulations on your many accomplishments and your exciting next steps in research.
-All the best,
Dr. Albert, I hope you have a wonderful time on these new adventures!!
Wishing you all the very best as you move on to your next academic adventure! BCHS is a better place because of your leadership of the Department over the past ten years! Enjoy your new freedom!
Thank you for guiding the course of the department and my education. Without your influence, I would never have become the professional and scholar I am today. Best of luck in your next endeavor!
-Jonathan Raviotta PhD CPH
Thank you, Steve, for your years of service to the BCHS department as chair, and
congratulations on your Fulbright award and upcoming work in Japan!
I am so grateful for Dr. Albert’s leadership in the department. I know that I speak for
many when I share how meaningful and impactful my time at GSPH BCHS has been.
The development, growth, depth, and breadth of opportunities has been remarkable.
Dr. Albert has been a remarkable mentor.
Thank you for your leadership as chair.
Congratulations and Best Wishes Dr. Albert!!
I came to know Professor Steven M. Albert in 2013 when I was at the Department of Sociology at Pitt. I was looking for collaboration with an expert in public health and epidemiology to work on Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. My initial discussions with Professor Albert on the subject proved fruitful, and I joined the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences in 2015 as a visiting professor. We produced several research papers together, Professor Albert visited Sri Lanka for field research, and we developed a productive research collaboration between BCHS and Sri Lankan universities. Our collaboration provided me an enormous opportunity to augment my research career, and I certainly learned a lot from Professor Albert. As the department chair, Professor Albert acted with dedication and tenacity and served as a prudent steward of BCHS. I wish Professor Albert every success in his future endeavors.
Best regards, Amrasiri de Silva