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Volume 39 Issue 12

UPMC reports 15% gain >

February 22nd, 2007

Driven by growing patient volumes, higher insurance services membership and a strong investment portfolio, UPMC reported a 15 percent gain in total revenue, to a record $3.3 billion, for the six months ending Dec. 31. Excess margin — or margin from operations and investment activity — rose 52 percent to $342 million. UPMC added the […]

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PSC gets grant to aid science teachers >

February 22nd, 2007

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint project of Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and the Westinghouse Electric Corp., has received $150,000 from the Heinz Endowments education program to help prepare area high school science teachers to use modeling and simulation tools in the classroom. The program, computation and science for teachers (CAST), will use the computational […]

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7 staffers win annual chancellor's awards >

February 22nd, 2007

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has named the recipients of the 2007 chancellor’s awards for staff excellence in service to the University and the community. The service awards, open to all classified and union full- and part-time staff members who have been employed at the University for at least five years, are the highest awards that […]

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Alzheimer's disease seed money available >

February 22nd, 2007

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) seed monies grant program is seeking proposals for pilot grants to stimulate new research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. Research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial in methodology, with priority given to novel approaches.Research may involve humans, animals or in vitro studies. The ADRC patient registry and database […]

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6 faculty honored with chancellor's awards >

February 22nd, 2007

Winners of the 2007 chancellor’s distinguished research and public service awards for faculty were announced last week. Each faculty honoree will receive a $2,000 cash prize. In addition, each research award winner will receive a $3,000 grant to support his or her research, and the public service honoree will receive a $3,000 grant to support […]

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Conflict of interest filing season begins >

February 22nd, 2007

The University’s annual conflict of interest (COI) filing season has begun. Information on how to file and who must file is available in Provost James V. Maher and Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran’s Feb. 15 memorandum, available online at www.rcco.pitt.edu/coi/. The site also offers information on supervisors’ responsibilities in managing potential conflicts. COI disclosures must […]

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Tough budget year could affect Pitt appropriation >

February 22nd, 2007

This will be a very difficult budget year for the commonwealth, and that has ramifications for Pitt, according to Charles McLaughlin, assistant director of commonwealth relations. McLaughlin reported on a number of factors contributing to uncertainty as the annual state budget process wends its way to completion. Earlier this month, Gov. Edward G. Rendell proposed […]

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Centers for Rehab Sciences program earns credentials >

February 22nd, 2007

The Centers for Rehab Services (CRS), a partner of UPMC, has become one of six sports physical therapy residency programs designated by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as an APTA-credentialed post-professional clinical residency program. APTA formally recognized the CRS residency program at the opening ceremonies of its combined sections meeting in Boston on Feb. […]

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Pitt says it's neutral on proposed Salk Legacy Fund >

February 22nd, 2007

While the state’s other academic research institutions have announced their support for Gov. Edward G. Rendell’s expanded proposal to use Tobacco Settlement Fund money to stimulate biomedical research, Pitt has yet to jump on the bandwagon. Dennis Yablonsky, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Calvin B. Johnson, secretary of the […]

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