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Volume 30 Issue 19

Funds raised for pancreatic cancer research >

May 28th, 1998

Jump shots, massages, raffle tickets and members of the Pittsburgh Steelers combined to help the Arenson family of the South Hills to raise money to benefit pancreatic cancer research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). The third annual Hoops for a Cure exhibition basketball game, sponsored by the Nathan S. Arenson Fund for […]

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Eva Reid Brosius >

May 28th, 1998

Eva Reid Brosius, former clerk of the University Senate who held the job for over 27 years, died May 25. Brosius joined the University in 1969 as associate director of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. Appointed the first clerk of the University Senate that year, Brosius went on to work with 15 Senate […]

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Katz center honors firms as friendly to families >

May 28th, 1998

The Family Enterprise Center at the Katz Graduate School of Business and the Family Firm Institute, Pittsburgh chapter, selected nine winners for the 1998 Western Pennsylvania Family Business of the Year awards. The fourth annual awards program recognizes the accomplishments of successful businesses for positive family/business linkages, multigenerational family business involvement and contributions to industry […]

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New endowed chair focuses on patient-centered care >

May 28th, 1998

The School of Medicine has established a first-of-its-kind endowed chair focusing on the patient-doctor relationship and patient-centered care. A national search will be conducted to identify the physician who will hold the newly created Leo H. Criep, M.D., Chair in Patient Care. The Criep professor will hold the appointment in Pitt's Department of Medicine. The […]

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Hillman gets P&LE records >

May 28th, 1998

Hillman Library's archives were bolstered this month with the addition of the former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad records. The records were donated to Pitt by Jack Polaritz, director of the Western Pennsylvania Interactive Railroad Learning Center Project, a subsidiary of the Coraopolis Economic Revitalization Center. Hundreds of boxes of employee job applications, labor union […]

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ARTHUR LEVINE >

May 28th, 1998

To Arthur S. Levine, culture isn't just something you grow in a Petri dish. "I've always been as interested in the humanities as in the sciences," says Levine, who was named last week as Pitt senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the medical school, effective Nov. 1. Levine, 61, currently is scientific […]

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Cochran wants to expand counsel office, reduce use of outside firms >

May 28th, 1998

Pitt's Office of General Counsel employs six full-time lawyers but needs to hire three more to handle a growing workload, according to Assistant Chancellor Jerome Cochran, who has been directing the office since March. In updating the University Senate budget policies committee (BPC) this month on the office's activities, Cochran said he will seek permission […]

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Trustees OK agreement to have practice plans pay $17 million to settle charges of overbilling >

May 28th, 1998

The Pitt Board of Trustees executive committee on May 15 unanimously ratified an agreement through which School of Medicine clinical practice plans will pay $17 million to the U.S. Department of Justice to settle charges that University physicians overbilled Medicare and Medicaid between 1990 and 1996. UPMC Health System has pledged to reimburse the practice […]

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