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Volume 33 Issue 22

Acupuncture: Disagreeing over its merits >

July 12th, 2001

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is gaining acceptance among Western physicians, but one doctor's CAM can be another's sham. Take acupuncture, as a pointed example. Dating back thousands of years, the Chinese technique of puncturing the body with needles at key points is supposed to stimulate positive energy flow, relieving pain and curing allergies. It […]

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University establishes guidelines for development of web pages >

July 12th, 2001

As more people are getting more information via the Internet, Pitt's administration wants University web sites to present a consistent graphic image and content. This month, the Office of Public Affairs issued web design guidelines and recommendations for Pitt units, as part of a three-year initiative. As of July 1, new or substantially updated Pitt […]

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UPMC makes FORTUNE list >

July 12th, 2001

UPMC Health System has been ranked by FORTUNE magazine as the third best company in the United States for Asian employees. The ranking was published in the July 9 issue of FORTUNE and is the result of a national survey, "America's Best Companies for Minorities," conducted by FORTUNE in conjunction with the non-profit Center for […]

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Board of Trustees gets new chairperson: Dietrich >

July 12th, 2001

In his first interview as chairperson of Pitt's Board of Trustees, William S. Dietrich II: * Defended next fall's 7.5 percent tuition hike, the highest at Pitt since 1988. * Gave Chancellor Mark Nordenberg a strong vote of confidence. "I would not have taken this job in the first place had I not been very […]

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Geriatric medicine to receive faculty training grant >

July 12th, 2001

The division of geriatric medicine at Pitt's School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the lamburg Fund of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHC) to train faculty in mentoring medical students who wish to become geriatricians. The grant is $30,000 per year for five years. "There is a pressing need to increase the number […]

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Lung cancer initiative gets $12 million grant >

July 12th, 2001

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has received a five-year, $12 million federal grant to study lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The award from the National Cancer Institute is called a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE). UPCI is one of only six centers to receive the […]

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McGowan center expands to include regenerative medicine >

July 12th, 2001

To help realize the potential of tissue engineering and other techniques aimed at repairing damaged or diseased tissues and organs, Pitt's School of Medicine and UPMC Health System have established the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM). Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that approaches the repair or replacement of tissues and organs by incorporating […]

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