Lending a Hand in Health: Laurel Yasko

March 17, 2021

Laurel began her career as a nurse at a long-term care facility before eventually transitioning into the field of neurology, caring for head injury and stroke patients. Her experience with research eventually led to her current role as executive director of operations at Pitt CTSI. Despite her best efforts to rebel, Laurel ended up following a path similar to that of one very special person.

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About Yasko

Laurel Yasko, MPPM, RN is the Executive Director of Operations at the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) where she is also Co-Director of the Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core as well as the Workforce Development Core. Yasko received her BS and MPPM degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.


Key Highlights

  • 3:27 A mother’s influence
  • 9:30 Charge nurse
  • 11:34 The creation of Pitt CTSI
  • 15:13 CTSI at home
  • 18:36 Being a mom and executive director
  • 21:25 A new hobby
  • 23:55 One word to describe yourself