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Volume 41 Issue 4

Science 2008: Responsible research series launched >

October 9th, 2008

Science 2008 marked the launch of a new preview event aimed at fostering the responsible conduct of research among early-career investigators. The first of five annual workshops, held Oct. 1, focused on conflict of interest and relations with industry. In it, Pitt post-docs pondered a theoretical conflict of interest case and heard from experts on […]

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Obituary: Anita J. Williams >

October 9th, 2008

Human Resources staff member Anita J. Williams died Sept. 25, 2008, following an extended battle with cancer. She was 56. A graduate of Cleveland State University, she came to Pitt’s HR department in 1993, where she was responsible for recruiting and placing temporary employees through All-Temps. In addition to her work duties, Williams represented HR […]

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Science 2008: Raichle delivers Hofmann lecture >

October 9th, 2008

Brain function researcher Marcus E. Raichle delivered the annual Klaus Hofmann Lecture Oct. 3 at Science 2008. Raichle has developed techniques to study neurophysiology and biochemistry and has defined a “default network” of regions in the brain that handle background mental thoughts and processes. He is a professor of radiology, neurology, neurobiology, biomedical engineering and […]

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UPB econ prof studies the politics of water >

October 9th, 2008

BRADFORD — Liquid assets have been the focus of Shailendra Gajanan’s recent work. The Pitt-Bradford economics professor spent two months this summer researching the role government policy has played in water depletion in India. In his native Chennai, water security has become a prime issue — the area’s population has exploded and urbanization has put […]

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Pitt employees volunteer in annual United Way Day of Caring >

October 9th, 2008

At top: Marlon Jones, data manager in the Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, helps to clean and fix up Peoples Oakland, a recovery program for those who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse. Jones was one of more than 300 Pitt staff and faculty members who volunteered during this year’s Day […]

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