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Volume 30 Issue 12

Grant funds mood & anxiety disorders center for youth >

February 19th, 1998

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) and the School of Medicine have received a $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a center dedicated to developing treatment and services for children and adolescents with mood and anxiety disorders. Early onset mood and anxiety disorders, including major depression, bipolar disorder, generalized […]

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Jack D. Myers >

February 19th, 1998

Jack D. Myers, chairperson of Pitt's Department of Medicine from 1950 until 1970, died Jan. 31, 1998, of cardiac arrest. He was 84. In 1988, Myers lost most of his vision because of illness. But it was a stroke last May that finally forced Myers to quit working. A New Brighton, Pa., native, Myers earned […]

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Correction >

February 19th, 1998

Jeffrey L. Brodsky, a winner of the 1998 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award in the junior scholar category, is an assistant professor in the biological sciences department. In the Feb. 5 University Times, the second reference to Brodsky's department was incorrect.

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Johnstown gets $150,000 Link-to-Learn award >

February 19th, 1998

The Johnstown campus's Office of Community Outreach will receive a $150,000 Link-to-Learn Infrastructure Investment Award from Pennsylvania's Department of Education. The award will help fund an innovative community partnership involving Pitt-Johnstown, Concurrent Technologies Corp. (CTC) and the Greater Johnstown School District. "These three major institutional partners will work to leverage the resources of educational institutions, […]

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1st grad program in computational toxicology established by GSPH >

February 19th, 1998

Computers can process information many times faster than the human brain. By harnessing this power, environmental scientists and toxicologists have developed computer methods to quickly and accurately assess the health risk of chemicals found in the environment. But not many environmental professionals have the expertise to use and interpret these complex computer models. And until […]

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Magazine honors Pitt law dean >

February 19th, 1998

Pitt law school dean Peter Shane was one of 40 "Young Leaders of the Academy" profiled in the January/February issue of Change, the Magazine of Higher Learning. In choosing the 40 academicians, Change mailed surveys to nearly 11,000 members of the higher education community and solicited nominations through a full-age ad in the Chronicle of […]

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