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Volume 32 Issue 14

PNC endows molecular oncology research at Pitt >

March 16th, 2000

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has received an endowment of $200,000 from the PNC Bank Foundation to support research in molecular oncology in the newly established PNC Molecular Oncology Laboratory. The lab will be located in the Hillman Cancer Center, Shadyside, which is slated to open in early 2002. "PNC is proud to […]

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10-year tenure review period proposed for clinical faculty in medical school >

March 16th, 2000

The tenure review pe- riod for School of Medicine faculty with clinical responsibilities would be lengthened to 10 years, under a proposal that Pitt trustees are expected to consider this summer. Currently, clinical faculty in the medical school have seven years to qualify for tenure, as do faculty in other Pitt schools. But given the […]

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SAC collecting baby items for new service project >

March 16th, 2000

The Staff Association Council (SAC) announced the first of a series of new community service projects at its March 15 meeting. Lydia Howard, program and planning committee chair, said SAC will sponsor a "Baby Shower for Mothers" project through the Roselia Center, a nonprofit organization that assists single mothers during pregnancy and after childbirth. Howard […]

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ON TEACHING: Susan Albrecht >

March 16th, 2000

Why do hospitals give baths to newborn babies? Newborns are prone to chilling. Their core body temperatures can plunge suddenly. Is it really a good idea to soak them, then expose them to room temperatures? Susan Albrecht asks questions like that in her nursing education classes, made up mainly of practicing nurses who are seeking […]

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Women's career clothing drive planned >

March 16th, 2000

New Choices/New Options, a program that provides career development services for single parents, displaced homemakers and others trying to enter the job market, will be on campus April 6 to accept donations of women's business clothing and accessories. Donations can be dropped off in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room during the following hours: 7:30-9 […]

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Hershey, MacLeod vie for Senate presidency >

March 16th, 2000

The election for University Senate president for 2000-2001 will pit incumbent Nathan Hershey against his predecessor as president, Gordon MacLeod. Both are professors in the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). Hershey has been Senate president for the last two years. He succeeded MacLeod, who served for one year and opted not to run for […]

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Excimer laser used to extract pacemaker wires >

March 16th, 2000

Cardiologists at UPMC Health System are using an excimer laser to extract old cardiac pacemakers and implantable defibrillator wires from the heart, making it an easier and potentially less dangerous procedure for patients. The laser device is called the Spectranetics Laser Sheath and is approved by the FDA. A recent study found that complete wire […]

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Common Pleas Court decision awaited in same-sex benefits case >

March 16th, 2000

Acknowledging his de- cision would not be easy, a judge delayed ruling on a motion by Pitt's attorneys to dismiss a 4-year-old civil suit filed against the University. "I'm bouncing around here, one side to the other," Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert C. Gallo told lawyers at an oral arguments hearing March […]

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How to contact prostate cancer program >

March 16th, 2000

UPMC Health System, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and Pitt urology department, has developed a comprehensive prostate cancer awareness program. An incorrect telephone number was distributed with information about the new program. Information can be obtained by calling 1-800/234-4724.

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