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Volume 41 Issue 14

Scholarly publishing: Pitt panelists speak out >

March 19th, 2009

Pitt panelists Steven L. Kanter, vice dean in the School of Medicine; Michael J. Madison, associate dean for research in the School of Law; Cynthia Miller, director of the University of Pittsburgh Press, and John D. Norton, director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, added their comments on scholarly publishing issues at the plenary […]

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Cooper among wheelchair athletes featured on Cheerios boxes >

March 19th, 2009

One of the world’s foremost authorities on wheelchair design and an accomplished wheelchair athlete, Rory Cooper, distinguished professor and chair in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, is being honored with his picture on a special edition Cheerios box as part of a national campaign. Organized […]

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CRSP speaker discusses health effects of discrimination >

March 19th, 2009

“Discrimination is a potentially powerful explanation about how race and ethnicity may be linked to health,” said David Takeuchi, associate dean for research at the University of Washington School of Social Work. Takeuchi shared some of his work on perceptions of discrimination among Latinos and Asian Americans and offered his thoughts on future research trends […]

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Med School gets $4.7M in tobacco funding to fight infection >

March 19th, 2009

The School of Medicine has received a four-year, $4.7 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to find new ways to stop deadly hospital-acquired infections that often are resistant to treatment. The grant, funded by Pennsylvania’s share of the national 2008-2009 tobacco settlement, will focus on C. difficile, A. baumannii and the drug-resistant bacteria […]

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Pinsky, Rohrer face off for University Senate presidency >

March 19th, 2009

The University Senate office has announced the slate of candidates for Senate officers, who will serve one-year terms beginning July 1. Running for president are Michael R. Pinsky, professor of critical care medicine, bioengineering and anesthesiology, School of Medicine; and Wesley M. Rohrer, assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public […]

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Pitt gets $100k for researcher recruitment, labs >

March 19th, 2009

Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced this week that 18 Pennsylvania colleges, universities, academic medical institutions and research institutions, including Pitt, will be better able to recruit top faculty researchers in advanced knowledge areas with the help of a new state investment. Pitt’s piece of the $2.5 million pie is $100,000. Rendell said the $2.5 million […]

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