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Volume 31 Issue 11

Payroll department sets up tax hotline >

February 4th, 1999

The Payroll Department has established a hotline for questions about W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline, 624-1860, will operate weekdays through April 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Employees should direct questions about form 1099 to the Accounts Payable Department at 624-6054. According to Payroll, tax forms were mailed during the last week in January.

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Competitive Medical Research Fund grants available >

February 4th, 1999

Applications for grant support from the Competitive Medical Research Fund (CMRF) are being sought. The deadlines for submission are March 15 (award effective July 1, 1999) and Sept. 15 (award effective Jan. 1, 2000). CMRF was established to provide support for physicians and other medical scientists in conducting new and worthy research in its early […]

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Campaign kick-off is 18 months away, but over $143 million in donations already has been raised >

February 4th, 1999

Pitt isn't planning to publicly kick off its latest capital campaign until fall of the year 2000. But by the end of 1998, the University already had raised $143.2 million in campaign gifts and pledges, according to Pitt's chief fundraiser. Carol Carter, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement, said the campaign goal hasn't been set yet, […]

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UPMC, Pitt partners in venture capital fund investing in biomedical start-up

companies >

February 4th, 1999

UPMC Health System — together with six other investors, including Pitt — has joined with the U.S. Small Business Administration to form a venture capital fund that will invest in biomedical start-up companies. The $60 million fund will invest in as many as 15 early-stage companies over the next five years, officials said at a […]

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Council tables motion calling for full access to Pitt-UPMC-UPP documents >

February 4th, 1999

Since Jan. 1, School of Medicine faculty with clinical duties have been jointly employed by Pitt and the recently formed University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan. Depending on their job duties and their departments' policies, clinical faculty earn varying portions of their salaries from the University and from UPP. The latter is a subsidiary […]

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Clinic to focus on swallowing disorders >

February 4th, 1999

Swallowing disorders affect approximately 75 percent of hospitalized patients in the United States and 60 percent of all patients over the age of 60. To properly diagnose and treat patients with any swallowing disorder, UPMC Heal th System has opened the region's first Swallowing Disorders Center. One of about 15 such centers in the United […]

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Ridge recommends 2.5% hike in Pitt appropriation >

February 4th, 1999

Pitt would receive a 2.5 percent increase in its FY2000 state appropriation under Gov. Tom Ridge's proposed budget. This week, Ridge recommended increasing Pitt's funding by almost $4 million to $162.2 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The University had sought a base appropriation of $164.5 million next year — a 4 […]

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