Ken Chiacchia Joins PSC as Science Writer

Kenneth B. Chiacchia, PhD, has joined Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) as Senior Science Writer. Ken replaces Michael Schneider, who retired in November 2012 after 25 years at PSC.

Ken comes to PSC after more than 20 years in biomedical science writing. He has held staff writing and editorial positions at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Ken received the Carnegie Science Center Journalism Award in 2007 and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Award for Best Writing, Radio, in 2011.

In addition to his staff positions, Ken has done freelance writing for outlets such as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Allegheny Front public radio environmental news program, and fiction publications including Cicada magazine. Ken did his doctoral work on the insulin receptor protein at Harvard University’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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