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Volume 33 Issue 8

Levine says medical faculty were told about new research incentive plan >

December 7th, 2000

The dean of Pitt's School of Medicine has denied an allegation that faculty weren't given the chance to comment on a new, school-wide plan to financially reward researchers who attract external grants. Arthur S. Levine, who is senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences in addition to being medical dean, told Senate Council on Dec. 4 […]

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GSPH researchers collaborating with counterparts on Tobago >

December 7th, 2000

Researchers at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) are working with their counterparts in the Caribbean island of Tobago to study and treat prostate cancer there. They also are searching for the genetic variable that protects West African descendants from osteoporosis, teaching public health workers about AIDS education programs, and studying domestic violence, alcohol […]

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Health Sciences library project designed to encourage use of reliable on-line info >

December 7th, 2000

Using the Internet as a quick and easy source of consumer health information is a two-edged sword. While high-quality information is available on-line, health care providers worry about the equally large amount of information that is inaccurate, misleading or incomplete. The National Library of Medicine has awarded a $40,000 grant to Pitt's Health Sciences Library […]

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Computing Services staff win national awards >

December 7th, 2000

Pitt's computing services recently won three awards in a national competition honoring outstanding publications produced by university computing centers. The Association of Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group for University and College Computer Services (SIGUCCS) annual competition recognizes both print and electronic media publications. Pitt's Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) web site took third place […]

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UCSUR produces economic quarterly >

December 7th, 2000

Citing a need to focus regularly on the evolving economy of the Pittsburgh region, Pitt's University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has introduced the Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly (PEQ). PEQ is a newsletter highlighting important economic trends affecting the regional economy and the competitiveness of local industries. The first issue was published in June, […]

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Chancellor announces 5 winners of staff award >

December 7th, 2000

Five winners of the annual Chancellor's Award for Excellence for University of Pittsburgh Staff Employees were announced at Senate Council Monday. The award honors staff who demonstrate dedication to their units and community service beyond their job responsibilities. Eighteen staff members were nominated. The selection committee was chaired by Robert G. Houston, executive assistant vice […]

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Public Affairs staff win PR awards >

December 7th, 2000

Work by staff members in Pitt's Office of Public Affairs has garnered six awards from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Entries in the annual competition are judged by other PRSA chapters on a 100-point scale. Considered are creativity, research, planning, execution and results. Awards traditionally presented are Renaissance Awards, for […]

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