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Volume 39 Issue 14

Report ranks Pitt in top tier of public research universities >

March 22nd, 2007

Pitt ranks in the top tier of U.S. public research universities, according to “The Top American Research Universities,” the recently issued 2006 annual report of the Center for Measuring University Performance. The report places Pitt in the top tier with six other public research universities, which it lists alphabetically: the University of California-Berkeley; the University […]

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Medicaid report released >

March 22nd, 2007

The non-partisan Pennsylvania Medicaid Policy Center (PMPC) released its “Faces of the Pennsylvania Medicaid Program” report last week. The report is a comprehensive look at the structure and reach of the Medicaid program in Pennsylvania. With rising health care costs increasing Medicaid’s role in Pennsylvania’s health care landscape, this report makes the intricacies of the […]

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UPG, UPJ presidents named >

March 22nd, 2007

The search for new campus presidents at Pitt-Greensburg and Pitt-Johnstown is over. Sharon P. Smith, vice chancellor for academic affairs, provost and vice president for academic affairs and special projects adviser for National University and for the National University System, has been chosen to succeed UPG President Frank A. Cassell. Jem Spectar, provost and vice […]

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Herberman sets up research fund >

March 22nd, 2007

In honor of his late brother, Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and UPMC Cancer Centers, has created the Harvey G. Herberman, MD, Memorial Cancer Research Fund to support all types of cancer research at UPCI. Harvey Herberman was born in 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. He practiced as a […]

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Incentives for health screenings to be offered in FY08 >

March 22nd, 2007

Pitt employees who belong to the UPMC Health Plan will be rewarded again for taking health screening and assessments during the next plan year, which begins July 1. Pitt is renewing the incentive due to the success of last year’s program, according to John Kozar, Pitt director of Benefits. But the incentive offered under Pitt’s […]

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Clinical trials web site launched >

March 22nd, 2007

UPMC Cancer Centers and a Pittsburgh-based health care technology company are launching an interactive web site that will help patients and their families learn about clinical trials. The site simulates a conversation by allowing visitors to type in their own questions and receive video-based answers in real time from other cancer patients, medical experts and […]

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Senate presidential candidates on the issues >

March 22nd, 2007

This year’s election for the University Senate presidency pits incumbent John J. Baker, associate professor, Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine, against current Senate vice president Michael R. Pinsky, professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering and anesthesiology, School of Medicine. The Senate elections are being conducted via electronic balloting for the first time. Printed […]

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Candidate slate set for Senate committees, Assembly >

March 22nd, 2007

This year’s candidate slates for Faculty Assembly members and members of the University Senate’s 15 standing committees have been set. (The slate of candidates for University Senate president, vice president and secretary was published in the March 8 University Times. See related story on the presidential candidates, this issue.) Newly elected members to Faculty Assembly […]

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