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Volume 33 Issue 21

Caregiving helps spouse cope with partner's death, study shows >

June 28th, 2001

New Pitt research suggests that people who care for their sick spouses cope better when their partner dies than those who take no role in caregiving, and they have a lesser chance of depression, weight loss and poor health. The study by Richard Schulz, professor of psychiatry, epidemiology and sociology, and his colleagues is the […]

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Lead abatement project begins >

June 28th, 2001

Work began yesterday, June 27, on the first of a series of Homewood lead abatement projects co-sponsored by UPMC Health System. A joint effort of the UPMC Community Initiatives program, the Homewood Healthy Homes Collaborative (HHHC), the Allegheny County Department of Health and other local agencies, the Homewood lead abatement project hopes to help prevent […]

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UPMC, Pitt plan $600 million expansion of medical area >

June 28th, 2001

A planned $600 million transformation of Oakland's medical campus would construct three new buildings, connect existing facilities and make the three-block complex more accessible, identifiable and aesthetically pleasing, officials from UPMC, Pitt and Children's Hospital said this week. The seven-year project calls for: * Construction of a new, $250 million Children's Hospital on the UPMC […]

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On the run? Nutritionist says a healthy diet is still possible >

June 28th, 2001

In today's fast-paced world, many individuals cannot find the time to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Eating healthy while on the run is not easy for everyone, yet there are simple changes one can make to provide for a healthier eating lifestyle, according to a UPMC nutritionist. A common problem for individuals on the […]

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Trustees expected to okay 7.5% tuition hike >

June 28th, 2001

The University plans to raise tuition by 7.5 percent this fall. The hike — the largest proposed at Pitt since a 9.9 percent increase in 1988 — is part of a $1.17 billion fiscal year 2002 operating budget that the Board of Trustees was expected to approve this morning. The trustees' budget committee endorsed the […]

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UPMC clinic offers info, health care for international travelers >

June 28th, 2001

UPMC Downtown offers a full-service clinic to counsel international travelers on immunizations, antibiotics and health care planning for trips. The UPMC International Travel Clinic is the only non-governmental facility of its type in western Pennsylvania and is recognized in the National Register of International Travel Clinics. A complete inventory of all recommended vaccines is stocked […]

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Salary pool increase of 4% planned >

June 28th, 2001

The pool of money for Pitt salaries is ex- pected to increase by 4 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg said he will decide in coming weeks how the 4 percent will be distributed among four components: cost-of-living (defined by Pitt's salary policy as "maintenance of real salary for […]

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UPB signs articulation pact with NY community college >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's Bradford campus and Jamestown (New York) Community College have signed a transfer articulation agreement. JCC students with associate degrees will be guaranteed acceptance at Bradford with junior standing and can complete a bachelor's degree with four semesters of coursework. The agreement has specific admissions, enrollment and graduation requirements and is open to JCC students […]

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$80.4 million included for projects in capital budget >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's capital budget for the fiscal year that be- gins July 1 includes $80.4 million in construction, renovations, upgrades and preservation projects in Oakland and at the University's regional campuses. Major projects in the plan, which Pitt's Board of Trustees was expected to approve at a meeting this morning, June 28, include: * $9.5 million […]

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