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Volume 38 Issue 8

Pitt joins non-profit consortium to aid city >

December 8th, 2005

Pitt will be contributing an undisclosed amount of money to the city’s coffers over the next three years, as part of a consortium of city non-profit organizations. An agreement brokered by the mayor’s office in August between the city and the Pittsburgh Public Service Fund was ratified Nov. 21 by Pittsburgh City Council. The agreement […]

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New graduate program in sustainable engineering has Brazilian ties >

December 8th, 2005

A select group of Pitt graduate students and faculty soon will be brushing up on their Portuguese, all in the name of sustainable engineering. The University’s latest Brazilian connection comes in the form of a $3.2 million National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) award that will strengthen Pitt’s partnership with the […]

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Health Sciences librarians assist doctors, patients >

December 8th, 2005

Far from a career consisting of shushing noisy patrons or spending long hours amid dusty stacks of books, the reference librarians of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) are never bored. Their expertise in research has manifested itself in a variety of ways, from helping a local author get his medical facts straight for a […]

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Pitt law clinic work could expand Medicare transplant coverage >

December 8th, 2005

Work done at the Pitt Health Law Clinic has sparked a review of Medicare procedures that could have an impact on diabetics nationwide. Thanks to the law clinic’s work on behalf of a UPMC patient in need of a pancreas transplant, Medicare is reconsidering its policy of refusing coverage for most pancreas transplants. Under a […]

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Music library scores Moe manuscripts >

December 8th, 2005

Librarian Jim Cassaro may want to add a word of thanks to hungry termites and poet Alfred Corn when he catalogs the latest large donation to the music department’s library. Both played a role in prompting Pitt music professor Eric Moe to donate the drafts and manuscripts of his musical compositions to the Theodore M. […]

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Pitt-UPMC docs make Best Doctors list >

December 8th, 2005

More than 300 physicians in 36 specialties from Pitt’s School of Medicine and UPMC are included in the list of “Best Doctors” in the Pittsburgh area compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., of Boston, provider of information about the best medical care available. The current listing is the result of a survey in which more than […]

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