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Chloe Shearer, a statistician with the Human Engineering Research Laboratory in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, started the Pitt Disability Community in January.

New Pitt Disability Community creates a group for faculty and staff with disabilities

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Chloe Shearer was shocked upon being hired last November to find that Pitt did not have a faculty and staff community group for people with disabilities. So she took it upon herself to start one.
Jessica Benham has multiple disabilities — autism, panic disorder and a connective tissue disorder. (Photo by Bethany Krupicka | Staff Photographer)

Students Cope with Invisible Illnesses

By Amanda Finney | Staff Writer October 11, 2017

Most people wouldn’t say walking with a cane is glamorous. But to Pitt grad student Jessica Benham, “it’s a fashion statement.” Sporting her bedazzled cane — black with sparkly rhinestones...

Jon Duvall with a robotic arm produced by students and staff at HERL. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

‘Diversity includes disability’

Students and faculty with disabilities look for representation on campus. At her high school in the foothills of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Monica Silny was in every AP class, a member of the...

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