Matiangai Sirleaf, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Assistant Professor, has been selected as one of four junior health law scholars to participate in the 2019 Health Law Scholars Workshop. Announced at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ (ASLME) annual Health Law Professor Conference, the selected scholars are invited to present and workshop their research in progress and receive in-depth advice from experienced health law academics.
Recipients are selected based upon abstract submissions. Sirleaf’s abstract Disposable Bodies and Experimental Trials was selected through a competitive process, and she will present and workshop her paper this fall at an annual workshop jointly sponsored by St. Louis University School of Law and ASLME.
Sirleaf was awarded the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award for 2019. This award annually recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishments of members of Pitt’s faculty. Awardees include faculty members who, by virtue of the exceptional quality of their early contributions, have demonstrated great potential as scholars and have achieved some international standing. Additionally, Sirleaf was recently awarded Pitt’s Social Science Research Initiative (SSRI) grant for her proposal, “Understanding the Development and Impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) – 1950 to Present.” The SSRI grants are awarded by the Provost's office to support new research collaborations at the university across schools and departments.