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Volume 34 Issue 10

UPMC, Air Force working on telemedicine technology

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January 24th, 2002

In a benchmark collaboration between an academic medical center and a branch of the U.S. military, UPMC Health System and the U.S. Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) will work to develop sophisticated telemedicine technology that ultimately will link specialists in pathology, radiology and dermatology with outposts at distant locations around the globe. Over the next […]

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Asian studies program gets $1.7 million grant >

January 24th, 2002

Pitt's Asian studies program has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the Freeman Foundation to fund an undergraduate initiative. Bell Yung, director of the program, said that the funding will strengthen and expand the study of Asia at Pitt, increase access to Asian study courses and increase the number of students in the Pittsburgh […]

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Critical care medicine dept. established >

January 24th, 2002

Pitt's School of Medicine has established the nation's first Department of Critical Care Medicine (CCM) at a medical school. The department will focus on training intensivists, physicians who specialize in the management of critically ill patients requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU). "Recent studies have shown that critically ill patients substantially benefit from […]

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Low-income residents to receive dental care >

January 24th, 2002

UPMC Health System has received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish a dental facility at the Matilda H. Theiss Health and Child Development Center. The grant was one of eight Community Primary Care Challenge Grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health this year. The purpose of the facility is to […]

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Swallowing disorders center opens >

January 24th, 2002

More than 15 million Americans suffer from a swallowing disorder. The Swallowing Disorders Center at UPMC Eye and Ear Institute is the only center in western Pennsylvania to offer cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment methodologies to help patients with a swallowing disorder. "Swallowing is something that most people take for granted," said Thomas Murry, professor of […]

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Law school honors Barcos >

January 24th, 2002

Bronze busts sculpted in honor of George J. Barco, Pitt law school class of 1934 and his daughter, Yolanda G. Barco, Pitt law class of 1949, were dedicated at a reception last month, in the Barco Law Library, on the fourth floor of the Law Building. Pitt's law school and the Barco-Duratz Foundation sponsored the […]

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