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Volume 37 Issue 19

UPMC, IBM announce pact >

May 26th, 2005

IBM and UPMC announced that they have entered into an eight-year, $402 million joint development agreement to address some of the biggest problems facing the health care industry today. The agreement has two major components: First, UPMC’s technology infrastructure will be re-engineered completely to an on-demand environment that is geared to innovation. This endeavor, valued […]

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Gardens spring up at Pittsburgh campus with 34,000 plants >

May 26th, 2005

The term flower power holds special meaning for the dozen groundskeepers on the Pittsburgh campus now planting 94 flowerbeds with more than 34,000 marigolds, zinnias, ageratums and a kaleidoscope of other annuals. In a month or two, beds will be lush with impatiens billowing over garden banks. Palms will sway in the breeze, giving a […]

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Bioengineering program gets NIH funds >

May 26th, 2005

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded funding to Pitt’s Department of Bioengineering pre-doctoral training program, which is aimed at educating students from engineering and other quantitative sciences for careers in biomedical research in the cardiovascular area. Pitt has been at the forefront of education and research in this field for two reasons. First, […]

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Harris earned top pay in FY04 >

May 26th, 2005

Former head football coach Walt Harris topped the list of Pitt’s five highest paid non-officer employees during the 2003-04 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2004. Harris, who left the University in January, earned $562,104 in salary compensation, $35,993 in employer contributions to benefits plans and $12,012 in expense account and other allowances in FY […]

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Volunteers needed for June 3-18 Senior Olympics >

May 26th, 2005

The 2005 Summer National Senior Games, also known as the Senior Olympics, is in need of health care professionals to volunteer for the Senior Games medical team. The games will be held in Pittsburgh June 3-18. Medical volunteers will be helping to treat the more than 10,000 senior athletes participating in the competition. Physicians, nurses, […]

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Most Pitt faculty salaries remain above median of public AAU schools >

May 26th, 2005

Average salaries of Pittsburgh campus associate professors gained ground while the salaries of professors and assistant professors remained steady since last year when compared to the salaries of other faculty at public Association of American Universities (AAU). The University’s faculty librarians lost ground to their AAU peers. Pitt faculty salaries, excluding faculty librarians, continue to […]

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RODS lab called “exemplary” >

May 26th, 2005

The Rand Corp.’s Center for Domestic and International Health Security has cited Pitt’s Realtime Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) Laboratory as an exemplary practice in a recent report, “Exemplary Practices in Public Health Preparedness.” The report was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Public Health Emergency Preparedness. The RODS […]

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Regional faculty salaries still near bottom of public AAU rankings >

May 26th, 2005

Faculty salaries at Pitt’s regional campuses remain near the bottom of average salary rankings of peer branch campuses at Association of American Universities (AAU) public institutions. Pitt’s Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown regionals were grouped within 18 IIB institutions, that is, those that focus primarily on baccalaureate education. The Titusville campus was grouped with two other […]

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Burger King to be razed >

May 26th, 2005

Pitt will raze the long-vacant Burger King at Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street, along with two adjacent buildings north of that site on South Bouquet, a City Planning Commission official confirmed. The Planning Commission last week okayed Pitt’s request to replace the three contiguous buildings with a parklet that will extend the open space […]

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Juvenile violence study assesses risk factors >

May 26th, 2005

Take 1,500 boys in 1987, 1st, 4th and 7th graders from the Pittsburgh School District, and follow them through to the present day. What conclusions about the progression of violent and criminal behavior in their lives can be drawn? That is the continuing challenge of the Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS), a nationally praised longitudinal assessment […]

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