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Volume 38 Issue 2

Pitt completes dorm sprinkler installations >

September 15th, 2005

With the installation of sprinkler systems in its fraternity complex and Forbes Craig apartments this summer, Pitt has completed a five-year, $15 million fire suppression project that helps protect all 6,300 residents occupying nearly 2 million sq. ft. of undergraduate student housing on the Pittsburgh campus. The comprehensive fire suppression systems, which consist of fire […]

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UPMC expands patient ID system >

September 15th, 2005

The Positive Patient Identification (PPID) system, which is expected to revolutionize health care by helping to reduce medical errors, has been implemented across all inpatient units at UPMC South Side Hospital. This will be the first time PPID has been used in an emergency department in the UPMC system. PPID uses bar code technology to […]

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Prostate cancer screenings available >

September 15th, 2005

Prostate cancer is a serious health concern for American men, especially for African- American men who are nearly twice as likely to die from this disease as white men. During the next 10 years, the total number of men in the U.S. diagnosed with prostate cancer is expected to increase by 40 percent from approximately […]

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Correction >

September 15th, 2005

The “Changing Face of Medicine” exhibit, currently on display in Falk Library, will run through Oct. 14. An incorrect date was published in the Sept. 1 University Times.

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Pitt pitches in to help hurricane victims >

September 15th, 2005

Pitt’s institutional response in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been swift and wide-ranging. The relief efforts have varied from enrolling displaced students and fundraising to serving hot meals and providing medical and personal supplies to hurricane victims arriving in Pittsburgh. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg announced on Sept. 2 that the University had joined a consortium […]

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