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Volume 30 Issue 3

Francis Sargent Cheever >

September 25th, 1997

Former Pitt Health Sciences senior administrator Francis Sargent Cheever, 88, died of pneumonia on Sept. 19, 1997, in his home in Westwood, Mass. Cheever served as medical school dean from 1958 to 1969, as vice chancellor, Schools of the Health Professions, 1967 – 1974; president of the University Health Center, 1970 – 1974, and professor […]

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Econ professor helps to change residency matching system >

September 25th, 1997

The mathematical system used to match new doctors with available residency positions has been redesigned to be as fair as possible by Pitt economics professor Alvin Roth and Elliot Peranson of Toronto. The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is the way the vast majority of medical students and physicians secure residency positions. In the match […]

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Barbara Deskins >

September 25th, 1997

Barbara Deskins, a retired associate professor in Pitt's Department of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, died Sept. 9, 1997, of liver cancer. She was 67 years old. During her tenure at Pitt, Deskins developed undergraduate courses in food science, social and cultural determinants of food behavior and nutrition in the life cycle. On the graduate and […]

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Restaurants offer "heart healthy" fare >

September 25th, 1997

To make it easier to "eat healthy" in Pittsburgh, UPMC Shadyside/Presbyterian has collaborated with 17 local restaurants to create a "Dining With Heart" menu that meets UPMC dietary guidelines. "One of the biggest difficulties while dining out is finding menu items that are both good-tasting and heart-healthy," said Joyce Scott-Smith, director of food and nutrition […]

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Questions about Pitt, UPMC Health System remain an issue in senior vice chancellor search >

September 25th, 1997

About 160 applications and nominations — representing "a goodly number of excellent candidates" — have poured in to the committee seeking candidates for the newly combined job of senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, according to search committee chairperson H.J. Zoffer. So far, a quarter of the 160 […]

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Massey receives Germany's highest civilian honor >

September 25th, 1997

Gerald J. Massey, Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and former director of the Center for Philosophy of Science, has been awarded the highest civilian honor conferred by Germany. Massey received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdientskreuz erster Klasse) for […]

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BPC wants higher salary hikes than Pitt budget request to state specifies >

September 25th, 1997

According to a University Senate committee, Pitt faculty who perform satisfactorily during the current fiscal year should get a 3.5 percent cost-of-living raise next year. Also, the administration should give "a very high priority" next year to allocating adequate funds for merit, equity and market increases, the Senate's budget policies committee (BPC) stated in its […]

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HOMECOMING '97 >

September 25th, 1997

Homecoming got off to a glorious start this year with the Panthers' 21-17 upset of 22nd-ranked Miami on Sept. 18. And the fireworks didn't end there. Neither did the laser show, dancing, free arcade games and other festivities, including a Sept. 20 Murder Mystery Night in the Cathedral of Learning's Commons Room. Guest stiff for […]

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Law-CAS program allows students to skip senior year for law school >

September 25th, 1997

Hoping to tap into a new vein of students, Pitt's School of Law has entered into an agreement with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) that allows qualified CAS students to skip their senior year and enter law school. Known as the "3/3 Program," the plan cuts the time it takes to obtain an […]

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Assistance program reports on staff, faculty use >

September 25th, 1997

Three years ago, Pitt began offering its faculty and staff free, short-term, on-campus counseling for personal problems — ranging from depression to family crises to job-related stress — through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP). Since then, FSAP has provided individual and family counseling to 1,017 employees (about 900 of them staff), program director […]

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