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Harvey Borovetz Endowed Legacy Fund in Bioengineering

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Harvey Borovetz Endowed Legacy Fund in Bioengineering

Dr. Harvey Borovetz has served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh for nearly 45 years. Within that time he has collaborated with countless colleagues on breakthrough research, supervised and mentored students and rising faculty stars, served as Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering, published hundreds of papers, and offered encouragement and positivity to all he encountered along the way. His calming and respectful demeanor has created an infectious impact on many. The Harvey Borovetz Legacy Fund in Bioengineering will earmark his legacy at Pitt and provide a perpetual stream of income for the department. Income from the Fund will support the Department in the areas of greatest need as determined by the Chair.

About the Department of Bioengineering:

The Department of Bioengineering combines hands-on experience with the solid fundamentals that students need to advance themselves in research, medicine, and industry. The Department has a long-standing and unique relationship with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and other academic departments at the University of Pittsburgh as well as neighboring Carnegie Mellon University. BioE faculty are shared with these organizations, offering graduate and undergraduate students access to state-of-the-art facilities and a wide array of research opportunities. The Department currently has 187 graduate students who are advised by some 100 different faculty advisers, pursuing graduate research across 17 Departments and five Schools. The undergraduate class-size of approximately 50 students per year ensures close student-faculty interactions in the classroom and the laboratory.

About the Creation of the Fund:

Inspired to show their appreciation for Dr. Borovetz while providing others the opportunity to do so, two of his former students – Drs. Stephanie Coquia (BS BioE ’02) and Angela Fu (BS BioE ’03) are spearheading a campaign to create the Harvey Borovetz Legacy Fund in Bioengineering. 

A note from Drs. Coquia and Fu to fellow BioE alumni: 

When you reflect back on your time studying Bioengineering at Pitt, there are undoubtedly several memories that come to mind. It could be the countless hours hanging out in Benedum’s basement computer lab, or the yearly E-Week festivities, or even the hoagie sales! For us, it’s the culmination of all of those things but at the center of it all is the indelible impression of Dr. Borovetz’s unwavering support and enthusiastic scholarship. In celebration of Dr. Borovetz’s dedication to Pitt’s Department of Bioengineering and its students, we invite you to join us in making a gift to support the establishment of the Harvey Borovetz Legacy Fund in Bioengineering.

The Harvey Borovetz Legacy Fund will provide a perpetual stream of income that supports the Bioengineering Department in its areas of greatest need. This financial security will help to ensure that the Department can educate the next generation of Pitt Bioengineers for many years to come.

As young students away from home, we found a champion in Dr. Borovetz – someone who treated us with respect (addressing all of his students with their titles (“Ms. Coquia, Ms. Fu”)) and inspired us to consider ourselves “real” engineers. His support, confidence, and gentle manner inspired us not only during our time at Pitt but many years beyond. We are grateful to be able to acknowledge this impact through the Harvey Borovetz Legacy Fund.


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