The late M. Michael Barmada was a beloved member of the University of Pittsburgh community, and an integral part of the faculty in the Pitt Public Health Department of Human Genetics. This newly established fund will honor his legacy by supporting initiatives that reflect his dedication to his students and love of teaching.
By supporting this fund, you will continue to celebrate Mike's passion for the global dissemination of scientific knowledge, teaching, and the advancement of human genetics research. Contributions will support tuition, travel, or other educational expenses for human genetics students at any level.
Support the Barmada Fund
To give online, click the button above and enter "Barmada Fund in Human Genetics" in the "other" box when prompted on Page 2.
Or, mail your gift to: University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Attn: Matt Hiser, Director of Development, 130 DeSoto Street, 1100 Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA. Make checks payable to "University of Pittsburgh" and be sure to include a note that your gift is to be designated to the "Barmada Fund in Human Genetics".
"Mike was absolutely devoted to human genetics and to our students. He played a role in the education of every student in the department, whether it was teaching them to analyze their data, teaching them about the most exciting new discoveries in the field at the department's journal club, or just talking to them about genetics, philosophy, and life at the department retreat at Pymatuning."
- Eleanor FeingoldInterim chair and professor, Department of Human GeneticsSenior associate dean, Pitt Public Health
Department of Human Genetics at annual retreat at Pymatuning
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