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Volume 38 Issue 19

Pitt disease fighters speak >

May 25th, 2006

With all the talk of potential avian flu pandemics or bioterrorism in the news, it’s hard to know who or what to believe. In the third talk in the University’s six-part mini-medical school community health education series, a trio of disease fighters described their roles in the battle against the viruses and bacteria that can […]

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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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