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Volume 33 Issue 21

SHRS develops new magazine >

June 28th, 2001

Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) has developed a magazine, FACETS. The publication is intended to keep readers informed about current research, programs and school news, and also will be used for development and student recruitment. Published three times a year, FACETS reflects the excellence of SHRS in education, research and community service, […]

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University Press author named U.S. poet laureate >

June 28th, 2001

A University of Pittsburgh Press author has been named the 11th U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. Billy Collins will begin a one-year appointment in October when he opens the Library of Congress's annual literary series with a reading of his work. Two recent poetry collections by Collins, "Picnic, Lightning" (1998) and "The […]

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WPIC-supported program gets county funds >

June 28th, 2001

The Moms and Cops Program has been awarded a grant from the Tony Stagno Environmental Health Mini-Grant Awards Program, sponsored by the Allegheny County Health Department. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and UPMC Braddock are two of the program's supporting organizations. Moms and Cops provides an educational model for early detection of child neglect and […]

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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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