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Volume 41 Issue 10

Presby recognized for electronic records system >

January 22nd, 2009

UPMC Presbyterian has been recognized by the leading health care technology industry organization for its advanced use of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR), achieving a technology and patient safety distinction earned by only 24 of more than 5,700 U.S. hospitals. UPMC Presbyterian joins Children’s Hospital as a “stage 6” hospital, according to HIMSS Analytics, […]

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UCSUR award applications sought >

January 22nd, 2009

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. Two awards of up to $10,000 each relating to work in the social, behavioral and policy sciences will be given in honor of Manners, who was assistant director at the time of his death […]

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Lt. governor to address Bradford grads >

January 22nd, 2009

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Joe Scarnati will address the graduating Class of 2009 at Pitt-Bradford April 26. Scarnati, who recently was elected to his third term in the state Senate as the representative from the 25th District, assumed the lieutenant governor’s duties after the death of Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll Nov. 12. Scarnati was elected […]

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Four endowments funded at GSPIA >

January 22nd, 2009

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) has announced the establishment of four endowments funded from alumni and faculty donations. The Elizabeth Rossman Student Resource Fund, created by alumna Elizabeth Rossman, will provide financial support to students in GSPIA who are enrolled in internships, with preference given to students whose internships are located […]

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Expert predicts more discrimination suits nationally >

January 22nd, 2009

Pitt law Dean Mary Crossley said that new regulations under the recently enacted ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 likely will lead to expanded discrimination litigation nationally. “Because of the impact of previous Supreme Court and lower court decisions narrowly interpreting the ADA, these clarifications could have a significant impact on litigation under the ADA,” […]

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UPB program receives grant >

January 22nd, 2009

Pitt-Bradford’s petroleum technology program has received $13,500 from an annual oil and gas industry charity auction for equipment and scholarships. Each full-time student in the program will receive $250 and each part-time student $125. Assad Panah, director of the petroleum technology program and professor of geology, said two desktop computers and a Trimble handheld computer […]

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Definition of disability expanded >

January 22nd, 2009

Under a new federal law, some employees at Pitt may be eligible for job-related accommodations based on disabilities that previously were not covered by the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Whether the changes in the law will have a significant impact at Pitt remains to be seen, officials here said. ADA prohibits discrimination on […]

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