A new UPMC Health System-sponsored support group for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will provide adults with the illness a forum to share coping strategies, mutual support, education and treatment information. People with OCD often experience obsessions, which are senseless thoughts, impulses or images, like worrying they will hurt others they do not really wish to harm. […]
Frank A. Cassell will be installed as the third president of the Greensburg campus March 25. More than 150 academic deans, faculty members and administrators from colleges and universities across the state are expected to join local community and University leaders at the installation. Ceremonies begin on the Greensburg campus at 1 p.m. with an […]
Some 1,300 School of Medicine faculty members are being asked whether they want to form a faculty association. In a March 13 letter to all full-time medical faculty, a committee of senior professors wrote that the association's aims would be to: * "Preserve the professional and scholarly values held by the faculty." * "Protect and […]
Pitt trustee Karen S. Fisher is assistant vice president, division of health care affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C. An outdated job title for Fisher was published in the March 5 University Times.
University staff who spend more than 50 percent of their time on the job supporting the clinical activities of Pitt faculty practice plans are scheduled to be transferred to a new employer on Jan. 1, 1999 — the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) Management Co. The move is part of UPMC Health System's planned acquisition […]
John Major, former prime minister of Great Britain, will be the featured speaker at Pitt's 1998 Pitt Ambassadors Scholarship Dinner on April 30 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers. John Major was appointed prime minister in November 1990 and served in that post until May 1997. Prior to becoming prime minister, he was serving as […]
Pitt faculty and stu- dents are jointly re- sponsible for making sure the latter get the educations they deserve and, increasingly, work long hours at outside jobs to pay for, panelists at yesterday's University Senate meeting agreed. For faculty members, this can mean scheduling meetings with students around the students' work hours, not just when […]
As officials from Pitt, the UPMC Health System and the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) unified practice plan haggle over details of a new financial relationship among the three entities, some professors are asking: How are the protracted negotiations affecting efforts to fill the newly combined job of Pitt senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences […]