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Volume 34 Issue 10

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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Value of University's endowment declines >

January 24th, 2002

After years of double-digit growth, Pitt's endowment fell in value by 5.56 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That decline was larger, percentage-wise, than the average loss in endowment value (3.6 percent) last year among 610 institutions surveyed by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. NACUBO's survey indicated that, […]

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Diabetes program recognized >

January 24th, 2002

A division of Pitt's School of Medicine has received an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Certificate for high-quality diabetes self-management education. The division of general internal medicine's diabetes management education program at UPMC Montefiore joins several other UPMC Health System sites that are recognized by the ADA. "Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes […]

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Endowment drop won't affect amount for units >

January 24th, 2002

The market value of Pitt's endowment fell by 8.73 percent between July 1 (the beginning of the fiscal year) and Sept. 30, and now totals $1.04 billion. The first-quarter loss followed a 5.56 percent decline during the 2001 fiscal year. However, Pitt's endowment rebounded during the second quarter (Oct. 1-Dec. 31), said Assistant Treasurer Paul […]

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Molecular Medicine Institute established >

January 24th, 2002

Pitt's School of Medicine has partnered with UPMC Health System to develop the Molecular Medicine Institute (MMI). Molecular medicine, the study of the genetic basis of disease, is widely recognized as integral to the future of modern medicine. "Molecular medicine has provided us with seemingly unlimited possibilities for the development of new therapies," said Arthur […]

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