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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 […]

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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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Medical ethics center renamed to reflect ties with A&S, law >

February 18th, 1999

Pitt's Center for Medical Ethics has been renamed to reflect the closer ties developing between the center and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law. Now called the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, the center offers courses in the new master's in bioethics degree program, awarded through Arts and Sciences. […]

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Pitt to get $12 million from Heinz endowments >

February 18th, 1999

The Howard Heinz and Vera I. Heinz Endowments have pledged $12 million to Pitt to support programs in environmental studies, international studies and educational research. Among the programs benefiting will be the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), the Learning Research and Development Center's Institute for Advanced Study in Education (IASE), and several environmental studies […]

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Medical ethics center renamed to reflect ties with A&S, law >

February 18th, 1999

Pitt's Center for Medical Ethics has been renamed to reflect the closer ties developing between the center and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law. Now called the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, the center offers courses in the new master's in bioethics degree program, awarded through Arts and Sciences. […]

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Chancellor's research, public service award winners announced >

February 18th, 1999

Winners of the 1999 Chancellor's Awards for Distinguished Research and Public Service were announced yesterday. Public service award recipients include: Douglas W. Chew, of biological sciences; Karen Engro, law; Phillip E. Smith, English, and Tracy M. Soska, social work. Research award winners in the senior scholar category are: Dennis P. Curran, chemistry; J. Thomas Rimer, […]

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Long-time SAC member Watkins resigns; new treasurer is elected >

February 18th, 1999

The Staff Association Council (SAC) elected a new treasurer, christened its staff newsletter and announced several upcoming events at its monthly meeting Feb. 10. The new treasurer is Carol James, Office of Purchasing, who replaces Gwen Watkins. In her letter of resignation from SAC on Jan. 21, Watkins cited professional and personal reasons for stepping […]

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