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Volume 38 Issue 19

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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Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research established >

May 25th, 2006

The School of Medicine has established the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) and has recruited an internationally recognized pain researcher, Gerald Gebhart, to head it. PCPR is a collaboration of the School of Medicine’s departments of anesthesiology and neurobiology and the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The school envisions that […]

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Faculty salaries ranked vs. AAU publics >

May 25th, 2006

A comparison of faculty salaries at the Pittsburgh campus with salaries at 33 other public Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions showed that full professors’ pay held steady at No. 13, unchanged from last year’s comparison. Associate professors saw their comparative pay slip three places in the rankings to No. 15 and assistant professors dropped […]

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Obituary: Carolynn Ann Morse Wilson >

May 25th, 2006

Long-time staff member in the School of Engineering Carolynn Ann Morse Wilson died May 4, 2006, following a heart attack. She was 66. A Pittsburgh native, Wilson attended Homewood Elementary School and graduated from Westinghouse High School. She also attended classes at Pitt, and accepted a staff position here in 1980 as an administrative secretary […]

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Regional faculty salary peer debate continues >

May 25th, 2006

An analysis of average faculty salaries at Pitt’s regional campuses found the University near the bottom of the list in comparison with regional/branch campus faculty at similar institutions. The report, prepared by Pitt’s Office of Institutional Research based on salary information in the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) annual salary survey, compared faculty salaries […]

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Staff reps discuss salary, health care issues >

May 25th, 2006

From a lively — and frank —discussion last week among staff leaders from Pitt’s five campuses emerged shared frustrations and successes, as well as certain campus-specific issues and initiatives. Staff association representatives from Pitt’s five campuses met May 19 at the Johnstown campus for the annual Council of Campuses meeting. Staff associations rotate hosting the […]

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Beating the generation gap at work >

May 25th, 2006

On this Memorial Day, which of the following are you most likely to do? • Display the flag at home, visit a cemetery and line up to watch the local parade. • Catch up on some work. • Devote time to your personal life. • Listen to your iPod while checking out some web sites […]

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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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