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Volume 38 Issue 8

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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Officers’ pay increased 3.0 to 7.5 percent >

December 8th, 2005

Pitt trustees have increased Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg’s salary to $427,500 — a raise of 3 percent over his fiscal year 2005 salary. In addition, the trustees compensation committee yesterday approved raises ranging from 3.25 percent to 7.5 percent for six other Pitt senior officers, based on recommendations by Nordenberg. Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran […]

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Nordenberg to receive district CASE leadership award >

December 8th, 2005

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has been selected to receive the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II. He will receive the award at the CASE annual awards gala Feb. 6 at the Hilton Pittsburgh. The CASE award recognizes “outstanding efforts in promoting the understanding and support […]

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