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Volume 30 Issue 22

Licensing income from faculty-developed technologies grows >

July 9th, 1998

During the fiscal year that ended June 30, Pitt earned $4.8 million in licensing income from technologies and inventions developed by its faculty, up from about $1 million in each of the two previous fiscal years. Arthur Boni, director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management, said the University administration hopes to increase technology transfer income […]

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GSPH 5th in NIH funding >

July 9th, 1998

With a total exceeding $23 million in grants and awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is ranked fifth among all U.S. schools of public health for 1997 NIH funding. The rankings include awards for research, training, contracts, fellowship programs and other grants from the NIH. This […]

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UPMC surgeons transplant first cells to reverse brain damage in stroke victim >

July 9th, 1998

Surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian have performed the world's first cell transplant aimed at reversing brain damage from stroke. During the June 23 operation, surgeons injected 2 million healthy, lab-produced human nerve cells deep into the brain of Alma Cerasini, 62, of Pennsbury Village. Cerasini, a former healthcare worker, suffered a major stroke in September that […]

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New center to bridge gap between research, real world in mental health treatments. >

July 9th, 1998

Mental health treatments that work well in research clinics — outside the contexts of family and community — sometimes flop in the real world, Wynne Korr points out. "Often, clinical trials will indicate that a particular medication or psycho-social intervention is effective. But when you try to use those techniques outside a controlled setting, you […]

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Blood drive recruiters needed >

July 9th, 1998

Volunteers are needed to recruit faculty and staff participation for a critical-appeal blood drive. Information and sign-up sheets have been sent to all deans, directors and department chairs. Volunteers should complete the sign-up sheets and fax them to Gwen Watkins, 383-1700, by July 21. Donors will be scheduled for July 28, between 8 a.m. and […]

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Pitt gets $1 million from Heinz Endowments >

July 9th, 1998

The University has received grant money totaling more than $1 million from the Howard Heinz Endowments to assist family-oriented businesses, improve local school districts, help struggling families and provide aid to low-income households with young children. The grants include: * $450,000 to the Office of Child Development Early Head Start Program, which provides comprehensive support […]

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Sleep quality deteriorates earlier than thought, researcher shows >

July 9th, 1998

In one of the first studies of its kind, sleep researchers at the Sleep and Chronobiology Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) have determined that the quality of sleep begins to deteriorate much earlier than previously thought. According to Julie Carrier, post-doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine, "Middle age is a turning […]

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Trustee urges board to recruit more women, minority members >

July 9th, 1998

The atmosphere at the June 25 Board of Trustees meeting was heavy with self-congratulation, as trustees and administrators noted recent successes in enrollment, scholarship, fund-raising and improved quality of life for Pitt students. Only one trustee ventured a criticism. Earl F. Hord urged his fellow board members to get serious about recruiting more minorities and/or […]

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