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Volume 30 Issue 19

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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SAC members debate changing bylaws regarding officer election >

May 28th, 1998

The May 13 Staff Association Council (SAC) meeting covered a lot of ground in the nearly two-hour public forum that included the approval of new council members, a firming-up of the July 25 Pitt Kennywood Day details, and an old-style, convention-floor fight of sorts over bylaws changes. Due to a glitch in scheduling, some new […]

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Two committees recommend 3% salary hike without cut in base compensation budget >

May 28th, 1998

Two influential Pitt committees have recommended that the University boost the pool of money available for salaries by 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1 – without first cutting the base compensation budget, as in recent years. Chancellor Mark Norden-berg declined to comment on the proposal this week. For faculty, the proposed […]

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