Jason Stezoski, a senior research technician in the Safar Center labs, was recently recognized at the Chancellor’s Annual Staff Recognition Ceremony for 20 years of service with the University of Pittsburgh.

Jason, who is the son of Department of Critical Care Medicine Professor Bill Stezoski, unofficially started working at the University at the tender age of 10 years old, cleaning out offices for his father. While attending college at the University, Jason was hired as a work study student in 1991 by Dr. Peter Safar, and was eventually hired as a full-time research technician in 1997. Jason, the Safar Center’s soft-hearted strongman, and has been a fixture of the research center ever since.

Jason says favorite part of his time at the University of Pittsburgh have been the legendary Safar Center Holiday Parties (and afterparties). He says that one of his most challenging experiences at the University was when he performed a cardiopulmonary bypass study in an MRI. And, finally, he says his most rewarding experience has been working with such a wonderful team of coworkers.

Please join us in congratulating Jason on 20 wonderful years with the University of Pittsburgh!