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Volume 35 Issue 12

Pitt's complementary medicine center joins national consortium >

February 20th, 2003

Pitt has been accepted into the 18-member Association of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (AAHCIM), positioning the University’s Center for Complementary Medicine (CCM) among the top programs in the nation that have an interest in determining the scientific basis of therapeutic approaches that may be complementary to established medical treatments. The AAHCIM is a […]

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O'Neill to be named to UPMC board >

February 20th, 2003

Paul O’Neill, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and retired Alcoa board chairman, is expected to be elected today as a University director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Board of Directors and a member of the UPMC board’s executive committee. A resolution nominating O’Neill was scheduled to be presented to the Pitt Board […]

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Pitt blood drive donors eligible for prizes >

February 20th, 2003

Pitt and the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh have launched the faculty and staff “Pitt 4 Life” 2003 blood drives. Participants who donate blood five times during calendar year 2003 are eligible to win raffle prizes as part of the blood bank’s corporate frequent donor plan. Donors who register under the University’s assigned group number […]

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2003 marathon increases prize money >

February 20th, 2003

The 2003 UPMC/City of Pittsburgh Marathon has increased its prize money for the top marathon finishers. The marathon will be run May 4. The first-place male and female prizes have been increased from $10,000 to $15,000 each. The $15,000 prizes include a $2,500 bonus for the winning male if he runs the marathon in 2:12 […]

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Terror response center created >

February 20th, 2003

In an effort to meet the challenges presented by potential bioterror attacks in western Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has created a Terrorism Response and Information Center to provide information related to bioterrorism to doctors and local emergency agencies. In addition, the center can deploy medical personnel and resources quickly in the […]

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Racism is taking on more subtle forms, former Pitt law prof says >

February 20th, 2003

Two contemporary American race-related “dragons” — so-called rational discrimination and unconscious discrimination — have yet to be slain, according to a former Pitt law professor. Jody D. Armour, the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, spoke on the state of race relations in post-civil rights era America, “Black Hearts […]

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Faculty award applications due April 17 >

February 20th, 2003

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) is seeking applicants for the third 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 worked at UCSUR for 26 years and was […]

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