Dr. Alison A. Kliber of Butler was selected as the seventh of 10 individuals who will receive 2008 Duquesne University Mind Heart & Spirit Awards.
Mind, Heart & Spirit Awards recognize Duquesne alumni who exemplify the pillars of the University’s mission—academic excellence; moral and spiritual values; ecumenism and diversity; service; and world concerns. Kliber was honored for her contributions and accomplishments related to ecumenism.
Kliber received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Duquesne in 1985. As an undergraduate, she participated in volunteer missions serving migrant farm workers in Mexico and Florida. Kliber’s experiences inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. She earned a residency scholarship from the National Health Service Corps and the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for graduate students in health-related professions who are dedicated to addressing unmet needs.
Kliber is now a physician with the faith-based East Liberty Family Health Care Center, which serves impoverished and uninsured residents of the East Liberty, Garfield, Larimer and Lincoln-Lemington neighborhoods, recording more than 35,000 patient encounters annually. She also volunteers her time as a mentor to current Schweitzer Fellows at Pittsburgh universities.
Duquesne’s Mind, Heart & Spirit honorees receive tickets to a Steelers game and congratulations on the Jumbotron scoreboard as well as in Steelers Radio Network gameday broadcasts. Kliber will be recognized during the Steelers’ game against San Diego on Nov. 16 at Heinz Field.
Duquesne University and the Steelers organization have partnered for several years to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of area students and the University’s graduates. The team’s founder, the late Arthur J. Rooney, Sr.; his son, Chairman Dan Rooney; and grandson and President Art Rooney II are all notable Duquesne alumni.