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Volume 34 Issue 10

Swallowing disorders center opens >

January 24th, 2002

More than 15 million Americans suffer from a swallowing disorder. The Swallowing Disorders Center at UPMC Eye and Ear Institute is the only center in western Pennsylvania to offer cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment methodologies to help patients with a swallowing disorder. "Swallowing is something that most people take for granted," said Thomas Murry, professor of […]

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New Pitt trustees nominated >

January 24th, 2002

The nominating committee of Pitt's Board of Trustees yesterday named three candidates for board membership, including one as an emeritus trustee. Nominated as special trustees for the 2000-2004 class were Michael A. Bryson, executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Mellon Bank Corp., and Catherine D. DeAngelis, editor of the Journal of […]

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Law school honors Barcos >

January 24th, 2002

Bronze busts sculpted in honor of George J. Barco, Pitt law school class of 1934 and his daughter, Yolanda G. Barco, Pitt law class of 1949, were dedicated at a reception last month, in the Barco Law Library, on the fourth floor of the Law Building. Pitt's law school and the Barco-Duratz Foundation sponsored the […]

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University launches new blood donor campaign >

January 24th, 2002

Pitt has launched the Pitt 4 Life 2002 Blood Drive Program, designed to encourage and recognize faculty and staff who donate blood four or more times this year. Although all faculty and staff members are invited to participate in Pitt 4 Life, the campaign thrust will be to attract those individuals who have in the […]

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Diabetes program recognized >

January 24th, 2002

A division of Pitt's School of Medicine has received an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Certificate for high-quality diabetes self-management education. The division of general internal medicine's diabetes management education program at UPMC Montefiore joins several other UPMC Health System sites that are recognized by the ADA. "Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes […]

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ONE ON ONE: Don Smith >

January 24th, 2002

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg remembers feeling impressed — but also envious — whenever he worked with Don Smith, Carnegie Mellon University's economic development director. Along with Nordenberg and CMU President Jared Cohon, Smith was an architect of the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, a state-funded consortium of companies, universities and nonprofits working to make southwestern Pennsylvania a chip-design […]

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Molecular Medicine Institute established >

January 24th, 2002

Pitt's School of Medicine has partnered with UPMC Health System to develop the Molecular Medicine Institute (MMI). Molecular medicine, the study of the genetic basis of disease, is widely recognized as integral to the future of modern medicine. "Molecular medicine has provided us with seemingly unlimited possibilities for the development of new therapies," said Arthur […]

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PHOTONICS: At the speed of light >

January 24th, 2002

In his newly renovated lab in Old Engineering Hall, David W. Snoke of Pitt's physics department is running a "time arrival" experiment. He's measuring how long it takes photons (electromagnetic particles having zero mass, no electrical charge and indefinitely long lifetimes) from a laser pulse to reach an assigned destination. The wait isn't long. "The […]

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Swallowing pill-sized camera to provide view of digestive tract >

January 24th, 2002

UPMC Health System gastroenterologists are the first in the state to offer the world's first capsule endoscopy system, in which patients swallow a pill-size camera that transmits images of the digestive tract that can be read on a computer. "This pill allows us to see the entire length of the small bowel, which traditional endoscopic […]

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