Having worked as a clinical microbiologist, Diane Cheek is interested in antibiotic resistance, especially Community Associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. She is currently working on her doctorate at Pitt's School of Public Health in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. Cheek is the advisor of Theta Pi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, a society for undergraduate students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. She received the 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award at Pitt-Greensburg. Her goal is to educate students to think and act critically, creatively and ethically as scientists and as productive members of society. Diane is also the contact for students interested in Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Rehabilitation Science.