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Volume 37 Issue 23

Pitt, UPMC realize profit from commercialized technology >

July 21st, 2005

Royal Philips Electronics this month announced that it will acquire Stentor, Inc., a leading provider of medical image and information management systems for storing, managing and distributing digital radiology images. Philips will pay approximately $280 million for Stentor, subject to regulatory approval. Pitt and UPMC participated in the financing of Stentor through investments in Lancet […]

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Katz dean search committee named >

July 21st, 2005

Provost James V. Maher has announced that a national search is underway for a new dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business (KGSB) and College of Business Administration (CBA). Frederick Winter, dean of KGSB and CBA since 1997, is stepping down as dean Aug. 1 to continue his academic career in research and teaching […]

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Pharmacy takes info into community >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s School of Pharmacy has received an educational grant from NitroMed to begin Helpful Hands for Healthy Hearts, a patient-focused educational program for minority communities in the Pittsburgh area. The program will focus on providing information on hypertension and chronic heart failure, two of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease and mortality in minority populations. […]

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The budget at a glance >

July 21st, 2005

• FY06 total operating budget: $1.52 billion • FY06 state appropriation: $175 million • State appropriation increase: 3.74 percent • FY06 education and general expenses (E&G) funding: $154.2 million • E&G appropriation increase: 2.5 percent • FY06 capital budget: $45.4 million • Faculty and staff salary pool increase: 3 percent • Arts and Sciences (A&S) […]

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HIV/AIDS education center grant renewed >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has received a five-year, $19,050,875 grant renewal from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of HIV/AIDS, to continue operating the Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education Training Center (PA/MA AETC). The center provides clinical HIV/AIDS education and training programs for primary health care providers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, […]

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Trustees approve FY06 budget >

July 21st, 2005

Pitt’s budget has topped the billion-and-a-half dollar plateau for the first time. Last week, the executive committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved a $1.52 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2006, as well as the salary compensation pool and tuition fees. The FY06 budget also calls for $5 million in cuts across the University. […]

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