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Volume 30 Issue 11

Health insurance options to grow, but so will costs >

February 5th, 1998

First, the good news about Pitt employee health insurance: Faculty and staff will gain a new option for the fiscal year that begins July 1 — the Tri-State health maintenance organization (HMO) offered by UPMC Health System. Now, the bad news: Pitt's health insurance premiums will jump by 23.4 percent next year, from about $25 […]

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Pitt sponsors music festival Feb. 7 & 8 >

February 5th, 1998

This weekend Pitt's music department is sponsoring a first-of-its kind music festival, featuring new and innovative musical works by 13 local composers. The New Works Festival, which will be held Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at Bellefield Hall and the Carnegie Library lecture hall, will include three concerts and a roundtable discussion on the state […]

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Winners of awards for teaching, research, public service selected >

February 5th, 1998

Twelve faculty members have won the 1998 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards. One faculty member, Robert B. McCall, director of the Office of Child Development and a professor in the psychology department, received chancellor's awards for both his research and public service. In addition to McCall, the recipients of the 1998 Chancellor's […]

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Ridge proposes 3.25% hike for Pitt in FY99 >

February 5th, 1998

Pitt would receive a 3.25 percent increase in its state appropriation next year under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. This week, Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's funding by nearly $5 million to $158.2 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The University had sought a 3.5 percent hike in its current $153.2 million base […]

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Semi-finalists expected to be chosen next month in Health Sciences search >

February 5th, 1998

The committee seeking candidates for the newly combined job of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine has narrowed its search to "about a dozen and a half people," according to committee chairperson H.J. Zoffer. "I would describe them as a diverse group of quite able people," he said. […]

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Herbert E. Jacob >

February 5th, 1998

Herbert E. Jacob, associate professor of medicine and clinical director of the Breast Cancer Treatment Program in the Comprehensive Breast Program at Magee Womens' Hospital until last June, died Jan. 17, 1998, of kidney cancer. He was 52. Jacob completed his medicine and oncology training in 1978, then went into private practice in hematology and […]

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Thornburgh to address honors convocation >

February 5th, 1998

Former Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh will be the keynote speaker at Pitt's 22nd annual honors convocation on Feb. 27. The convocation, which recognizes the achievements of faculty, students, staff and alumni, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Thornburgh was elected governor in 1978 and served two consecutive […]

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Dickson Prize awarded to NCI director >

February 5th, 1998

National Cancer Institute (NCI) director Richard Klausner has been selected as the 1997-98 winner of the Dickson Prize in Medicine. Klausner will be recognized for his pioneering research and significant contributions to medical science on Feb. 16. The Dickson Prize in Medicine, awarded by Pitt, and the Dickson Prize in Science, awarded by Carnegie Mellon […]

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Medical dean agrees to faculty meeting over UPMC's planned acquisition of practice plan >

February 5th, 1998

The interim dean of Pitt's School of Medicine will convene a meeting of medical faculty before the end of February to discuss the planned absorption of the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan by the UPMC Health System. UPP was formed through a merger of the 18 clinical practice plans of medical school faculty. […]

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Purdue president to speak at Pitt's commencement >

February 5th, 1998

Purdue University President Steven C. Beering, a Pitt alumnus, will address Pitt's commencement ceremonies April 26 at the Civic Arena. Beering graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School then earned his B.S. from Pitt's former College of Liberal Arts in 1954, followed by an M.D. from Pitt's medical school in 1958. Beering spent much of his […]

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