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Volume 31 Issue 12

Starzl named one of millennium's 1,000 most important people >

February 18th, 1999

A University of Pittsburgh faculty member is among the 1,000 most important people of the millennium, according to a new book. Organ transplantation pioneer Thomas E. Starzl — professor of surgery and director of a Pitt transplantation institute named after him — was ranked No. 213 by the authors of "1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking […]

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Pitt, UPJ custodians resume talks >

February 18th, 1999

Talks between University negotiators and union officials representing Johnstown campus service workers resumed Feb. 4 after a six-week hiatus. But both sides reported continued frustration at the lack of progress. The 52 Johnstown service workers are members of Local 29 of the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO. They have been working on a series of […]

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Dedication >

February 18th, 1999

An off-campus wing of the University's Office of Child Development (OCD) was dedicated at an open house Feb. 10. OCD-East, located at the Penn Plaza Apartments in East Liberty, houses the office's training center and family and community service projects such as Early Head Start, Partnerships for Family Support and Family Service Systems Reform. Pictured […]

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Maurice Falk Fund endows chair in honor of outgoing president >

February 18th, 1999

The Maurice Falk Medical Fund has donated $1.5 million to endow the Philip Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice in Pitt's School of Social Work and Graduate School of Pub lic Health. In announcing the grant, Sigo Falk, chairman of the Falk Medical Fund Board, said that the fund was intended to "honor […]

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Pitt tops blood donation efforts >

February 18th, 1999

Pitt and UPMC Health System were honored by Central Blood Bank (CBB) for outstanding efforts in collecting blood donations during 1998. The University collected the largest number of donations — 3,018 — and started a campaign last year to encourage incoming freshmen to donate blood. The hospitals of UPMC Health System collected 1,689 units, 20 […]

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Pitt holds line on health insurance premiums by increasing co-pays >

February 18th, 1999

Faculty and staff covered by Pitt health insurance won't pay higher premiums next year, although they will be charged $2-$7 more for each drug prescription. See table on this page. Another change is that subscribers to the University's two HMO plans, Keystone and Tri-State, will be charged a $5 co-payment for each office visit. Currently, […]

Feature,Volume 31 Issue 12

Pitt tops blood donation efforts >

February 18th, 1999

Pitt and UPMC Health System were honored by Central Blood Bank (CBB) for outstanding efforts in collecting blood donations during 1998. The University collected the largest number of donations — 3,018 — and started a campaign last year to encourage incoming freshmen to donate blood. The hospitals of UPMC Health System collected 1,689 units, 20 […]

Feature,Volume 31 Issue 12

Pitt holds line on health insurance premiums by increasing co-pays >

February 18th, 1999

Faculty and staff covered by Pitt health insurance won't pay higher premiums next year, although they will be charged $2-$7 more for each drug prescription. See table on this page. Another change is that subscribers to the University's two HMO plans, Keystone and Tri-State, will be charged a $5 co-payment for each office visit. Currently, […]

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