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Volume 27 Issue 23

Pitt's Informal Program to turn first profit >

July 20th, 1995

For the first time in 15 years, Pitt's Informal Program (PIP) has turned a profit. How much money the program made in fiscal 1994-95 has not yet been determined, but PIP Director Ellen Caldwell says "we are definitely going to make a profit. I don't know what the final figures will be, but they look […]

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Condition negates some women's protection against heart disease >

July 20th, 1995

While it is not uncommon for men to suffer heart attacks in their 40s and 50s, women generally don't run a significant risk of heart disease until years after menopause, when their bodies stop producing substantial amounts of the hormone estrogen. But a new Pitt study shows that up to 10 percent of American women […]

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Cancer grant deadline Sept. 8 >

July 20th, 1995

Applications are being accepted until Sept. 8 by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) for American Cancer Society (ACS) institutional grants for small cancer research projects. The grants serve as seed money for promising new projects or novel ideas by junior investigators. Awards will be made by Oct. 1. The review committee considers both […]

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Alice Marie Lawson >

July 20th, 1995

Alice Marie Lawson, grants manager in the Pulmonary Medicine Division of the School of Medicine for 10 years, died July 16 at her home in Brookline. The cause of death was cardiovascular disease. "She basically was the foundation of all of our work," said Michael Donahue, an associate professor in pulmonary medicine. "She did all […]

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UPB Staff Association Council pleased with first-year efforts >

July 20th, 1995

When the staff at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB) decided last year to form a Staff Association Council (SAC), one of their priorities was to send a representative to the monthly SAC meeting on the Pittsburgh campus. Despite the roughly 180-mile distance involved, representatives of UPB SAC have attended almost all Pittsburgh SAC meetings since last […]

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Titusville expands its community service through student program >

July 20th, 1995

Titusville's tiny size and location in rural northwestern Pennsylvania means that everything Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT) does is highly visible to the community. "We can't hide," says Jerry Lazzaro, a UPT faculty member and director of Public Affairs. "We are very visible, either as a positive or a negative influence." Caught in such a spotlight, […]

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