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Volume 37 Issue 19

Study looks at how to make physical activity a habit >

May 26th, 2005

The average American child watches four or more hours of television each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And 60 percent of U.S. adults are not physically active on a regular basis. It’s become routine to hear statistics about how the American public is inactive and overweight, spending too much time […]

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Human Resources moving to electronic application system >

May 26th, 2005

Beginning June 15, Human Resources will implement the first phase of a new on-line employment system for all open staff positions. PittSource, an Internet-based system whereby an applicant maintains a secure personal user account to apply for all non-teaching Pitt positions, will replace the current applicant-tracking software. The new system will eliminate paper resumes and […]

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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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