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Age 53, of Regent Square passed away at her home on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Daughter of late John and Frances (Pusateri) Dezzutti; beloved wife of Kent Street; dear sister of Rosann (David) Barr and Francine (Joe) Urbanick; niece of August Pusateri. Following a distinguished 13 year career at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Charlene joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of medicine in 2005. Charlene was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the Graduate School of Public Health in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Her passion was science and she was committed to finding new ways to fight global diseases including HIV. Charlene's lab at Magee-Womens Research Institute performed groundbreaking research which contributed to the development of new ways to prevent HIV infections in women. Charlene was also passionate about training the next generation of scientists, and she directed the high school and college training program for young scientists at the Magee-Womens Research Institute for seven years. She was an avid scuba diver, enjoyed gardening, and bicycling. Friends and relatives will be received during a memorial visitation on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11 a.m. at Riverside Community Church, 401 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Charlene's memory may be made to Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, 3339 Ward Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, and designated to support Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation's summer student training programs.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Mar. 20 to Apr. 8, 2018
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