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Volume 31 Issue 19

Injury control center gets grants >

May 27th, 1999

Injury control center gets grants Researchers from UPMC Health System's Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) have received two grants, one to initiate a study and the other to continue an ongoing program. A $185,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund an 18-month study of injuries and violence against pregnant women. […]

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Nov. 24 is deadline in UPJ suit >

May 27th, 1999

Attorneys for Pitt and for Johnstown campus Affirmative Action Director Clea Hollis have begun preparing their cases in a sex and race discrimination lawsuit that Hollis filed against UPJ and its president. At a conference on Monday, U.S. District Judge D. Brooks Smith gave the two sides until Nov. 24 to prepare their cases. Hollis […]

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UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room >

May 27th, 1999

UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room The future of the standard operating room is here, as surgeons at the UPMC Health System have begun integrating the Hermes Control System into their regular routine. Hermes, a system that operates on voice and hand-held touch screen commands, expands the use of voice control technology in […]

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Nordenberg to be profiled by PCN >

May 27th, 1999

Nordenberg to be profiled by PCN Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will be the subject of an hour-long profile on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). The program, part of PCN's "Profiles" series about prominent Pennsylvanians, will debut May 30 at 10 p.m. It will repeat May 31 at 10 a.m. and at various times over the next […]

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AIDS prevention plan goes on-line >

May 27th, 1999

AIDS prevention plan goes on-line The Pennsylvania Prevention Project at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has put the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Community HIV Prevention Plan on the Internet at its award-winning web site, http://www.stophiv.com. Developed by a 40-member committee from across the state, the plan provides guidelines people must follow when using state and […]

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Chancellor, other Pitt staff, faculty serve on disability task force >

May 27th, 1999

Chancellor, other Pitt staff, faculty serve on disability task force Members of the University community are participating in a regional effort to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Named Disability Agenda 2000, the group consists of leaders and citizens throughout Allegheny County, divided into 14 subgroups, or sectors, covering a broad spectrum […]

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Genetics program awarded $115,000 grant >

May 27th, 1999

Genetics program awarded $115,000 grant Pitt's genetics education and counseling program has received a $115,000 grant from the Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) of western Pennsylvania to help inform the community about genetic disease risk and available counseling services. The genetics education and counseling program provides current information about inherited conditions and related services for […]

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Lecturing >

May 27th, 1999

Lecturing Eleanor Clift, contributing editor of Newsweek, spoke last night as part of the American Experience distinguished lecture series. Clift, who reports on the White House, Washington, women in politics and other issues, lectured on "The Media as Meritocracies." A veteran national election campaign reporter, Clift is a regular on TV's "The McLaughlin Group." The […]

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Even in the information age, microfilm remains the best bet for

preserving library materials, prof argues >

May 27th, 1999

No digitization without preservation Even in the information age, microfilm remains the best bet for preserving library materials, prof argues "Digital documents last forever — or five years, whichever comes first." –Jeff Rothenberg Senior research scientist RAND Corp. The Clinton White House cranks out 6 million e-mail messages annually, then sends them to the National […]

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