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Volume 34 Issue 23

UPMC earns "most wired" honors again >

July 25th, 2002

UPMC earns 'most wired' honors again UPMC Health System again has been named one of the 100 "Most Wired" hospitals and health systems in the United States by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. UPMC has been recognized each of the four years the magazine has been sponsoring the awards […]

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Social work to offer master's at UPB >

July 25th, 2002

Social work to offer master's at UPB Beginning this fall, Pitt's School of Social Work (SSW) will offer a master of social work program at the Bradford campus via interactive television. The program will be tailored to working professionals interested in advanced direct practice with a focus in the areas of children, youth and families. […]

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Health service certificate programs to begin >

July 25th, 2002

Health service certificate programs to begin The College of General Studies (CGS) will offer two health services certificate programs this fall designed to help health professionals improve their skills and advance in their fields. Each of the programs — Managing Health Services Programs and Projects, and Community Health Assessment — comprises six courses for 18 […]

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NURSING SHORTAGE: Pitt school tackles national problem >

July 25th, 2002

NURSING SHORTAGE: Pitt school tackles national problem (Second of 2 parts) The national nursing shortage — currently there are 120,000 unfilled nursing positions, and that is expected to rise to a half-million vacancies in the next decade — has already strained the country's health care system, recent surveys and news reports indicate. Reports of hospitals […]

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Pitt nursing students face no shortage of job offers >

July 25th, 2002

Pitt nursing students face no shortage of job offers Tricia Roesch can't remember any students from the Pitt School of Nursing's Class of 1999, herself included, who did not have jobs waiting for them upon graduation. She laughed as she recalled a friend who was hired by Johns Hopkins Hospital: "As soon as the recruiters […]

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FY03 budget includes 14% tuition increase >

July 25th, 2002

FY03 budget includes 14% tuition increase in tuition The University's fiscal year 2003 operating budget includes the largest Pitt tuition hike since 1978 — 14 percent for Pennsylvania residents and 10 percent for out-of-state students in most schools. Those increases bring the tuition rate for in-state undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences to […]

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3.5% hike in compensation pool includes 1.5% for satisfactory performance >

July 25th, 2002

3.5% compensation pool hike includes 1.5% for satisfactory performance 'satisfactory' Pitt will increase the pool of money for employee salaries by 3.5 percent for the fiscal year that began July 1. In a July 23 University Update, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced that the funds will be distributed as follows: * 1.5 percent for "salary maintenance" […]

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