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Volume 38 Issue 19

Ex-Pitt researcher indicted in Korean stem cell case >

May 25th, 2006

A former Pitt research associate who worked in the lab of Gerald Schatten at Magee Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is among six scientists indicted May 12 by South Korean prosecutors in connection with Korean cloning researcher Hwang Woo-suk’s faked stem cell research. Kim Sun-jong was a research associate in Schatten’s MWRI lab from September to […]

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Bellefield Boiler Plant fined for pollution >

May 25th, 2006

The Allegheny County Health Department last month reached a consent agreement to settle air pollution violations at the Bellefield Boiler Plant. Pitt is a member of the nonprofit consortium that owns and operates the plant. Under the agreement, the consortium will pay a $175,000 fine and will use a cleaner fuel mixture in its No. […]

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JURIST wins Webby >

May 25th, 2006

JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu), the Pitt School of Law’s legal news and research service, won The Webby People’s Voice Award competition. Winners of the Webby awards, which honor excellence in web site design, creativity, usability and functionality, were released last week by the International Academy of the Digital Arts and Sciences. Called “the on-line equivalent of an […]

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Ushers give $1 million to fight melanoma >

May 25th, 2006

Retired United States Steel Corp. CEO and chairman Thomas Usher and his wife Sandra have donated $1 million to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)’s melanoma program. The donation has established the Sandra and Thomas Usher Endowed Fund for Melanoma to promote clinical strategies to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat melanoma, the deadliest form […]

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Pitt’s highest paid: Dixon tops salary list >

May 25th, 2006

Head men’s basketball coach James P. Dixon II topped the list of Pitt’s five highest paid non-officer employees during the 2004-05 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2005. Dixon earned $573,004 in salary compensation, $32,992 in employer contributions to benefits plans and $19,948 in expense account and other allowances (a category that includes deferred compensation […]

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Endowed chair in infectious diseases and microbiology funded >

May 25th, 2006

A world-renowned infectious disease specialist who is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), Monto Ho, and his wife, Carol Ho, have pledged $2 million to GSPH to establish an endowed chair in infectious diseases and microbiology. Roberta Ness, interim dean […]

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UPP, UPMC top-paid workers, contractors named >

May 25th, 2006

Compensation figures for highly paid officials at the University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan, UPMC Corporate (2,164 employees who have system-wide duties) and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (UPMC’s largest unit) were released last week for fiscal year 2004-05, which ended June 30, 2005. IRS form 990, a public document, requires tax-exempt, private corporations to file […]

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