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Volume 35 Issue 12

UPMC launches diabetes awareness campaign >

February 20th, 2003

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) last month rolled out a public health education and awareness campaign on diabetes in western Pennsylvania. “Diabetes is a devastating disease, affecting some 17 million Americans, with an estimated 183,000, including some 60,000 who don’t even know it, in western Pennsylvania,” said Linda Siminerio, director of the University […]

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Pitt unlikely target for terrorism >

February 20th, 2003

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s director told a U.S. Senate committee last week that Al Queda terrorists are looking at universities “and other poorly defended locations” as possible targets. University of Pittsburgh authorities on terrorism agree that American universities are soft targets — but that Pitt is a highly unlikely one. “My theory is […]

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UPMC performs largest number of organ transplants world-wide >

February 20th, 2003

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) surgeons report they performed a total of 566 organ transplants last year at UPMC Presbyterian hospital, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, pushing the total transplants performed at the Pittsburgh program since 1979 to more than 12,000. No other center in the world comes close […]

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SAC tables motion on compensation >

February 20th, 2003

At last week’s members-only Staff Association Council (SAC) meeting, representatives agreed to table a resolution calling for changes in staff compensation policies. “The resolution is not dead,” Rich Colwell, SAC vice president for steering, told the University Times this week. “It was just tabled for now, pending the outcome of our meeting early next week” […]

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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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