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Volume 38 Issue 11

Law clinic work could change Medicare rule >

February 2nd, 2006

Medicare administrators are proposing a change in policy that would relax restrictions on which pancreas transplants are covered for diabetic patients who need them. The proposed decision memorandum released Jan. 26 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the group that sets coverage policy, is being viewed as a victory at the Pitt […]

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Pitt adds on-campus health screening sessions >

February 2nd, 2006

Due to high demand, additional Fitness for Life on-campus blood panel screening dates are being offered to Pitt employees covered by the UPMC Health Plan, the University’s medical insurer. According to John R. Kozar, Pitt director of benefits, about 600 individuals participated in the Pittsburgh campus health screenings last fall. Nearly 3,300 health plan members […]

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130 acres donated to UPB >

February 2nd, 2006

American Refining Group (ARG) in Bradford has given Pitt’s regional campus there a gift of 130 acres that will enable UPB to nearly double the size of its campus, as well as provide scholarship opportunities for future students. The property, which has an estimated value in excess of $100,000, is located in Bradford, on the […]

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Building donated to Bradford campus >

February 2nd, 2006

Robert J. and Mary B. Weiss of Warren have donated the six-story Bradford Seneca Building to Pitt’s Bradford campus. The building is valued at $1.2 million. The gift is among the five largest outright donations that Pitt-Bradford has received in its 42-year history and is the most valuable gift of real estate ever made to […]

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UPB gets gift for off-site program >

February 2nd, 2006

Pitt-Bradford has received a $35,000 gift from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation, which will be used to enhance academic programming at UPB’s off-campus site in St. Marys. Pitt-Bradford will use the gift to implement two new programs at the Elk/Cameron Higher Education Council — an executive R.N. to B.S.N. program and an associate degree in information systems […]

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SIS partners with Virgin Islands university >

February 2nd, 2006

With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Pitt’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) and the University of the Virgin Islands-St. Thomas have entered into a unique partnership. IMLS granted $965,910 to the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) to fund 25 students as they earn their M.L.I.S. degrees via the FastTrack […]

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