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Volume 33 Issue 22

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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With 2 years remaining, capital campaign has raised 82% of its $500 million goal >

July 12th, 2001

Pitt's capital campaign has raised nearly $412 million toward its $500 million goal, more than any other nonprofit institution in western Pennsylvania has ever raised, Chancellor Mark Nordenberg told the Board of Trustees on June 28. The University is completing the fourth year of its fundraising campaign, which continues through June 30, 2003. Nordenberg said […]

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Works begins on Bradford sports center >

July 12th, 2001

Construction crews have started work on the new Bradford campus sports center, which is expected to be completed by the fall 2002. The $9.84 million project will include a 50,000 square-foot addition to the current sports center, renovations to the 25,000 square-foot facility and a new parking lot. The new addition will house a state-of-the-art […]

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Connolly assesses progress made during his tenure as board chairperson >

July 12th, 2001

During J.W. Connolly's six years as chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Pitt senior administrators' pay raises far outstripped those of most faculty and staff, both in dollars and percentage increases. But Connolly — whose final term as board chairperson ended June 30 — believes Pitt has yet to institute a compensation system that appropriately […]

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Grant will help med students to learn how to care for dying patients >

July 12th, 2001

The School of Medicine has received a $750,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to integrate end-of-life issues into the school's curriculum so that medical students can better learn how to care for dying patients and their families. David Barnard, professor of medicine and director of Palliative Care Education at the Center for Bioethics and […]

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Phone dialing changes go into effect July 12 >

July 12th, 2001

Starting today, Pittsburgh campus staff, faculty and students must change their telephone dialing habits at work as well as at home. Pitt is dropping the 1 from the old 9-1 dialing system needed to get an outside line from the Pittsburgh campus. The change coincides with a mandated change to 10-digit dialing for all local […]

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UPB to offer radiological science degree >

July 12th, 2001

Beginning this fall the Bradford campus will offer a four-year baccalaureate degree in radiological science in partnership with the Bradford Regional Medical Center (BRMC). Students will be able to earn a bachelor's in radiological science after taking the required courses at Bradford and completing BRMC's two-year School of Radiography program. "This is one of the […]

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