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Volume 33 Issue 23

Satisfactory work to net 2.5% raise >

July 26th, 2001

The breakdown of staff and faculty salary raises for fiscal year 2002 was announced last week by Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. The 4 percent increase in the pool of money for salary increases, which was approved by Pitt's Board of Trustees June 28, will be allocated as follows: 2.5 percent for maintenance of salaries of […]

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Free rides to continue as Pitt reaches deal with Port Authority >

July 26th, 2001

Port Authority of Allegheny County and Pitt officials reached agreement last week to extend the contract for free rides for Pittsburgh campus I.D.-holders. The restructured contract was extended to July 31, 2006, with a series of five one-year agreements, subject to annual review. According to the Port Authority, beginning Aug. 1 Pitt will pay $2.28 […]

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Health Plan considers change in referral requirement for POS plan >

July 26th, 2001

UPMC officials are "seriously considering" a change that would eliminate the referral requirement for Pitt faculty and staff in UPMC Health Plan's point-of-service (POS) plan who see a specialist within the health plan's network. Currently, the approximately 1,600 Pitt employees who are POS members must pay deductibles of $250 (for individuals) or $500 (for family […]

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Meetings start on benefits for same-sex partners of employees >

July 26th, 2001

The committee considering whether Pitt should extend health benefits to employees' same-sex partners met for the first time on June 16 and will hold ongoing meetings, a University spokesperson said. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, who appointed the 12-member committee in May, gave the group its official charge at its initial meeting, said Robert Hill, executive […]

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Names of 3 nursing dean finalists sent to Levine >

July 26th, 2001

The names of three finalists for the new dean of Pitt's School of Nursing were submitted by the search committee this week to Arthur S. Levine, senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences. According to search committee chairperson Patricia D. Kroboth, there are one internal and two external finalists. "We have three extremely talented and well-qualified […]

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Pitt professor initiates major study of senior athletes' health, injuries >

July 26th, 2001

Thousands of senior athletes — ranging from 50-year-old sprinters to "100-something" shuffleboarders — are competing in the national senior olympics in Baton Rouge, La. Scrutinizing their performances are UPMC Health System sports medicine researchers, who are collecting data for the first large-scale health and injury survey of senior athletes. More than 9,000 senior athletes are […]

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SHRS starts disabilities studies program >

July 26th, 2001

Despite some progress for Americans with disabilities in recent years, statistics indicate that they continue to be underserved, confronted with attitudinal and physical barriers and excluded from the mainstream. A 2000 Louis Harris poll, for example, indicates that 29 percent of disabled Americans currently have a household income of $15,000 or less, and only 32 […]

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UPMC wins national recognition >

July 26th, 2001

UPMC Health System has been placed on U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals honor roll as one of the "best of the best" hospitals in the United States. UPMC Health System hospitals placed 16th out of 1,878 eligible hospitals in the United States. UPMC Presbyterian placed in 11 specialty areas and UPMC's Magee-Womens […]

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