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Volume 39 Issue 6

JURIST web site wins award >

November 9th, 2006

JURIST (www.jurist.law.pitt.edu), the Pitt School of Law’s legal news and research service, won a W3 Gold Award in the “Law and Legal Services” category. According to the W3 web site: “The W3 Awards honor outstanding web sites, web marketing and web advertising created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide. The […]

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Prof creates dental DNA registry >

November 9th, 2006

Jill Schaefer comes to work at Pitt every day hoping to make people drool — all in the name of science. As manager of the School of Dental Medicine’s new Dental Registry and DNA Repository (DRDR), part of Schaefer’s work week is spent asking Pitt dental clinic patients for 10 minutes of their time and […]

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Nominations due for staff awards >

November 9th, 2006

Members of the University community are invited to nominate outstanding staff members for the two annual chancellor’s excellence in service awards. The Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University and the Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest awards that Pitt grants to staff […]

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Diabetes epidemic: Cases could reach 330 million by 2025 >

November 9th, 2006

Every day in America, 810 people die from diabetes and another 4,100 cases of the disease are diagnosed. Every day 230 lose a limb, 120 learn they need dialysis and 55 go blind, all because of diabetes. “These things are preventable,” Linda Siminerio, executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, told an audience […]

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Corrections >

November 9th, 2006

Corrections • Nina Girard’s title was listed incorrectly in the Oct. 12 University Times. She is an associate professor of mathematics education at Pitt-Johnstown. • Harvey Borovetz is the chair of the School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering and a McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine faculty member. His engineering school affiliation was omitted in the […]

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Diabetes epidemic: Dispelling common myths >

November 9th, 2006

Linda Siminerio, executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, outlined a half-dozen myths about diabetes in her Oct. 26 talk about the worldwide diabetes epidemic. • Myth No. 1: “Borderline diabetes” or having a “touch of sugar” is less serious than having diabetes. Siminerio said that these terms are outdated and that in […]

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