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Volume 34 Issue 10

New technology benefits mammography >

January 24th, 2002

Magee-Womens Hospital has introduced computer aided detection, or CAD, that offers an added benefit to mammography in the detection of early breast cancer. CAD analyzes films from screening mammography to identify areas that contain the slightest abnormal or suspicious features and marks them for a radiologist to review. Magee is the first facility in western […]

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GSPIA sponsors training series for police >

January 24th, 2002

A series of nine three-day training seminars for police officers is being offered by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. One track of six seminars will focus on general issues faced by all law enforcement personnel and the other track of three seminars will center on management concerns. Instructors will include faculty from […]

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UPMC, Air Force working on telemedicine technology

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January 24th, 2002

In a benchmark collaboration between an academic medical center and a branch of the U.S. military, UPMC Health System and the U.S. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) will work to develop sophisticated telemedicine technology that ultimately will link specialists in pathology, radiology and dermatology with outposts at distant locations around the globe. Over the next […]

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Value of University's endowment declines >

January 24th, 2002

After years of double-digit growth, Pitt's endowment fell in value by 5.56 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That decline was larger, percentage-wise, than the average loss in endowment value (3.6 percent) last year among 610 institutions surveyed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. NACUBO's survey indicated that, […]

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Asian studies program gets $1.7 million grant >

January 24th, 2002

Pitt's Asian studies program has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the Freeman Foundation to fund an undergraduate initiative. Bell Yung, director of the program, said that the funding will strengthen and expand the study of Asia at Pitt, increase access to Asian study courses and increase the number of students in the Pittsburgh […]

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Endowment drop won't affect amount for units >

January 24th, 2002

The market value of Pitt's endowment fell by 8.73 percent between July 1 (the beginning of the fiscal year) and Sept. 30, and now totals $1.04 billion. The first-quarter loss followed a 5.56 percent decline during the 2001 fiscal year. However, Pitt's endowment rebounded during the second quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31), said Assistant Treasurer Paul […]

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Critical care medicine dept. established >

January 24th, 2002

Pitt's School of Medicine has established the nation's first Department of Critical Care Medicine (CCM) at a medical school. The department will focus on training intensivists, physicians who specialize in the management of critically ill patients requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU). "Recent studies have shown that critically ill patients substantially benefit from […]

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CLINICAL TRIALS: Pitt reviews procedures here in light of problems found at other institutions >

January 24th, 2002

Last May, an asthma drug clinical trial at Johns Hopkins University resulted in the death of a healthy 24-year-old study volunteer. The woman's death received national attention, in part because the study's sponsoring institution was Johns Hopkins, the top recipient of federal research dollars among the nation's medical institutions. An internal review of the asthma […]

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