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Volume 41 Issue 2

Faculty, staff reps named to trustee committees >

September 11th, 2008

Faculty and staff have been appointed or re-appointed by Chancellor Mark Nordenberg to be non-voting representatives on the 11 standing Pitt Board of Trustees committees. Faculty and staff representatives serve one-year terms, not to exceed four consecutive terms. The representatives serve until June 30, the end of the University’s fiscal year. The 2008-09 faculty representatives […]

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Pitt team to develop implantable biodegradable devices >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt researchers will team with engineers and doctors from universities and industries around the world for a five-year, $18.5 million project to develop implantable devices made from biodegradable metals. The devices will be designed to adapt to physical changes in a patient’s body and dissolve once the patient’s body has healed. This is expected to […]

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Kidney research center grant received >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt’s School of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte Division, has been awarded a nearly $4 million, five-year Kidney Research Center grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of only eight such centers in the United States. Ora Weisz of medicine, cell biology and physiology will be associate director of the center. The […]

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UPMC adopts electronic drug sample system >

September 11th, 2008

To ensure that patients’ needs are met under its new industry relations policy, UPMC has adopted a new system for distributing drug samples to its physician offices, hospital-based clinics and outpatient pharmacies. The new approach, known as the UPMC eSample Center, allows physicians to order available samples, vouchers and coupons via a web-based system accessible […]

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ALERT: Possible Port Authority work stoppage >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt is developing plans to assist commuting employees in the event of a Port Authority strike. Information will be linked to Pitt's home page at www.pitt.edu.

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