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Volume 28 Issue 23

Transplant institute named to honor Starzl >

July 18th, 1996

In recognition of his contributions to the field of organ transplantation, the Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has been renamed the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. Starzl, who performed the first liver transplant in 1963, established the transplantation center in 1981 and serves as its director. Since 1990, the […]

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It's not the victory or the defeat, just the thrill of the Olympics for this Pitt physician volunteer >

July 18th, 1996

Despite a New England upbringing and years in medical school, Dave Jenkinson's voice carries that mellow sort of down-home tone frequently found in the voices of whitewater guides — the real ones who get wet in rafts and kayaks, no connection to Bill, Hillary or the Republicans' Alfonso D'Amato. So, it comes as no surprise […]

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Pitt physicians working at Paralympics >

July 18th, 1996

Two physicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) Center for Sports Medicine also will be working at the Paralympics for disabled athletes that will take place in Atlanta immediately following the Olympics. Scott Grindel is a fellow in primary care sports medicine at Shadyside Hospital and Dan Somogyi is a fellow at St. […]

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TA/TF teach-in set for Aug. 27 >

July 18th, 1996

A teach-in and orientation for new Arts and Sciences teaching assistants and teaching fellows will be held Aug. 27 in Forbes Quad. Pitt faculty and experienced teaching assistants will conduct sessions on a wide variety of teaching topics. Sessions are open to all members of the Pitt community. There is no charge, but those interested […]

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Unusual ceramic houses result in off-beat study for UPB professor >

July 18th, 1996

Vincent Kohler, chair of the humanities department at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB), firmly believes in keeping an open mind when it comes to research projects. The idea for Kohler's first research project came to him about 20 years ago when he was a faculty member at Pitt's Johnstown campus and a colleague, David Ward, told […]

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Cancer research grants available >

July 18th, 1996

Applications are being accepted until Sept. 4 by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute for American Cancer Society (ACS) institutional grants for small cancer research projects. The grants serve as seed money for promising new projects by junior investigators. Awards will be made by Oct. 1. In awarding grants, the review committee considers both scientific […]

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Board expected to approve Pitt's budget Friday; no word on raises >

July 18th, 1996

No one is saying whether Pitt staff and faculty will receive raises this year. The University Planning and Budgeting Committee (UPBC) in its budget recommendation to the chancellor last month suggested a 4 percent pay increase. Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance Art Ramicone told the University Times two weeks ago that the Board of Trustees' […]

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Athletic director's resignation is accepted >

July 18th, 1996

Pitt Athletic Director Oval Jaynes announced this week that he is resigning his position. In a formal statement, Jaynes said his resignation was prompted by a "firm belief that the new chancellor ought to be able to pick his own administrative team." Also this week, rumors surfaced that Vice Chancellor for Student and Public Affairs […]

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Researcher whose work facilitated baboon marrow transplant is leaving Pitt >

July 18th, 1996

Suzanne Ildstad, director of Pitt's Division of Cellular Therapeutics, is leaving the University. Ildstad gained fame last year when her work enabled surgeons from Pitt and the University of California at San Francisco to transplant baboon bone marrow into five AIDS patients in an attempt to strengthen their immune systems. Ildstad told the University Times […]

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