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Volume 31 Issue 4

Diane E. Ford >

October 15th, 1998

Diane E. Ford died on Oct. 10, 1998, after a long battle against ovarian cancer. She came to the University in 1985 as administrative secretary to the director of the University of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission. In 1987, after the successful completion of the Bicentennial celebration, she joined the Office of the Secretary. Ford was elected […]

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Sports Medicine Center recognized >

October 15th, 1998

UPMC Health System's Center for Sports Medicine is one of seven U.S. sports medicine centers cited by SELF magazine as being "on the cutting edge of research and treatment." SELF lists the leading centers in its October issue. The center is the Pittsburgh region's largest and most comprehensive sports medicine program. Christopher Harner, professor of […]

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Kay memorial set >

October 15th, 1998

A memorial service for English professor Carol Kay will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in 2M56/2P56 Forbes Quad. A reception will follow. Kay, a faculty member here since 1989, died Sept. 12, 1998, of severe aplastic anemia. She was 51. Her husband, Jonathon Arac, is a faculty member in English.

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Katz establishes new institute >

October 15th, 1998

Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business has opened an umbrella institute to manage activities of three of its centers. The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence was established to consolidate support for entrepreneurs from start-up to mature businesses. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), established at Katz in 1979, and the Family Enterprise Center (FEC), established in […]

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Hurd W. Safford >

October 15th, 1998

Hurd W. Safford, professor emeritus of chemistry, died on Sept. 7, 1998, after an extended illness. He was 83. Safford graduated with a B.S. in ceramics engineering from Alfred University in 1936. He later entered Pitt's graduate chemistry program in order to do research with noted glass chemistry expert (and department chair), Alexander Silverman. Following […]

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Professorship for arthritis research set up >

October 15th, 1998

Timothy M. Wright has been named the inaugural recipient of the Margaret Jane Miller Endowed Professorship for Arthritis Research. Wright is chief of the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology and associate professor of medicine. The endowed professorship was established by Russell P. Miller in honor of his wife, who died in July 1997 of […]

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UCIS gets grant to create WWW database interface >

October 15th, 1998

Finding international affairs organizations and specialists world-wide will soon be much easier with the help of a new effort at Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS). A two-year, $200,000 grant from the Ford Foundation will enable UCIS to create a World Wide Web database interface that includes 3,500 detailed entries on institutions active in […]

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Garden created for heart patients >

October 15th, 1998

A garden for the enjoyment of patients with heart disease and those who are awaiting a heart transplant opened last month at UPMC Presbyterian. The Spinola Family Patient Garden is endowed by Frank and Mary Jo Spinola of Wexford, whose daughter Andrea was kept alive by an artificial heart for 131 days before she received […]

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UPMC, Quest join forces on lab services >

October 15th, 1998

Quest Diagnostics Inc. and UPMC Health System have joined forces to provide improved access to laboratory services for physicians and patients throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Quest Diagnostics is one of the nation's leading providers of diagnostic testing, information and services to physicians, hospitals, patients, managed care organizations, employers and government agencies. UPMC hospitals, physicians, […]

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