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Volume 35 Issue 23

NIH awards $1.5 million training grant to McGowan Institute >

July 24th, 2003

This week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a grant of more than $1.5 million to Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine to establish a training program for bioengineers that is the first of its kind at an academic medical center. The Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (CATER) program targets students pursuing […]

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UCIS gets grant to study minorities’ participation in international education >

July 24th, 2003

Pitt’s University Center for International Studies (UCIS) has received funding for the first year of a two-year national study, “The Institutional Context of Underrepresented Minorities in International Education: Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities.” The $107,891 grant is from the U.S. Department of Education under the International Research and Studies Program of Title VI of the […]

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UPMC places high in national ranking >

July 24th, 2003

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has been placed on U.S. News & World Report magazine’s America’s Best Hospitals 2003 Honor Roll as one of the “best of the best” hospitals in the United States. UPMC hospitals placed 15th out of 6,003 eligible hospitals in the United States. UPMC […]

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Envisioning a new type of bionic human: Regeneration is the focus at Pitt’s McGowan Institute >

July 24th, 2003

When the “Bionic Man” and the “Bionic Woman” were popular on TV in the 1970s, viewers were teased with the scientific possibilities of widely available artificial replacement parts for damaged human organs and limbs. But with the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine, that vision has become passé, according to a Pitt expert. “If you think […]

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Port Authority awaits Pitt’s decision on new, 1-year deal >

July 24th, 2003

Port Authority of Allegheny County officials said this week they have reached an agreement with Pitt to extend by one year the ride-for-free service on public transportation for Pittsburgh campus employees and students with valid I.D. cards. But a Pitt official cautioned that no contract has yet been signed by the University. According to Laurie […]

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Trustees vote to raise tuition by 9.5 percent, delay approving operating budget >

July 24th, 2003

Pitt will raise tuition by 9.5 percent for in-state students and 7.5 percent for out-of-staters beginning this fall. Pitt delayed approving an overall operating budget for fiscal year 2004, including employees’ compensation, pending passage of the commonwealth’s educational appropriations. But officials said that setting tuition rates could not be prolonged since students and parents need […]

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University’s appropriation delayed until lawmakers resolve state’s revenue picture >

July 24th, 2003

Pennsylvania legislators aren’t likely to approve a fiscal year 2003-04 appropriation bill for Pitt, and forward it to the governor’s desk, until they have resolved the overall revenue problem for the state. And that includes answering the thorny question of whether to legalize slot machines. “I think the earliest [that Pitt’s appropriation bill will be […]

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