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Volume 27 Issue 15

WPIC gets $80,000 grant to expand after-school program >

March 30th, 1995

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic's (WPIC) John Merck Multiple Disabilities Program has received an $80,000 grant from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh to improve and further develop the Merck After School Program (MAP) at Wightman School Community Center in Squirrel Hill. The program, which provides specialized treatment to children who have both developmental disabilities […]

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HealthAmerica, Blue Cross officials react to decision on health insurance >

March 30th, 1995

Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania issued a brief written statement following Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor's announcement that Pitt will give Blue Cross exclusive rights to employee medical coverage here. Officials from HealthAmerica, which will be eliminated under the Blue Cross agreement, condemned the deal. They said the Pitt administration never seriously considered their bids and […]

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Survey results to be used in developing 'cafeteria' benefit plan >

March 30th, 1995

The results of a survey of Pitt faculty and staff opinions of their employee benefits will be used in developing a proposal for a "cafeteria" benefits plan here, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Darlene Lewis said. A cafeteria plan allows employees to select among a range of benefits. One employee may want dental or […]

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Dear Friends releases river songs cassette >

March 30th, 1995

"Roll on Monongahela," a cassette tape featuring arrangements of 19th-century river songs from Pennsylvania, has been released by Dear Friends, the ensemble-in-residence at the Stephen Foster Memorial. The recording includes music about the Monongahela, Allegheny, Ohio and other rivers of Pennsylvania. Selections on the cassette reflect both the peaceful, romantic aspects and the turbulence of […]

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Free services available to persons whose spouses have Alzheimer's diseases >

March 30th, 1995

People whose spouses have Alzheimer's disease may be eligible for free services through a Pitt research program that begins May 1. Participants receive a personalized program of support and training over a nine-month period, including three months of weekly visits by trained program staff, one three-hour intervention workshop with other caregiving spouses, and in-home interviews. […]

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N O T I C E >

March 30th, 1995

Pitt's first Teaching Excellence Conference will be held March 31 and April 1 in the UPMC conference center on the 11th floor of Scaife Hall. Registrations will be accepted on site for workshops that aren't filled. For more information, call the Office of Faculty Development or see the March 16, 1995, issue of the University […]

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