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Volume 31 Issue 11

Graham Baxter >

February 4th, 1999

A business consultant and management educator with ties to the University, Graham Baxter died Jan. 20, 1999, of complications following hip replacement surgery. He was 58. Baxter earned a Ph.D. in business from Pitt in 1974. He served as administrator for the business school's Management Program for Executives. He helped establish an undergraduate business program, […]

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What the law means to one parent >

February 4th, 1999

The following is the text of a statement by Jim King, an HIV-infected Washington County resident. It was read at the Jan. 22 Pitt news conference announcing passage of Pennsylvania's new Standby Guardianship Act: I am a 41-year old white male who is HIV infected. I am also a husband and a father to a […]

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Payroll department sets up tax hotline >

February 4th, 1999

The Payroll Department has established a hotline for questions about W-2 and 1042S tax forms. The hotline, 624-1860, will operate weekdays through April 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Employees should direct questions about form 1099 to the Accounts Payable Department at 624-6054. According to Payroll, tax forms were mailed during the last week in January.

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Competitive Medical Research Fund grants available >

February 4th, 1999

Applications for grant support from the Competitive Medical Research Fund (CMRF) are being sought. The deadlines for submission are March 15 (award effective July 1, 1999) and Sept. 15 (award effective Jan. 1, 2000). CMRF was established to provide support for physicians and other medical scientists in conducting new and worthy research in its early […]

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Campaign kick-off is 18 months away, but over $143 million in donations already has been raised >

February 4th, 1999

Pitt isn't planning to publicly kick off its latest capital campaign until fall of the year 2000. But by the end of 1998, the University already had raised $143.2 million in campaign gifts and pledges, according to Pitt's chief fundraiser. Carol Carter, vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement, said the campaign goal hasn't been set yet, […]

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UPMC, Pitt partners in venture capital fund investing in biomedical start-up

companies >

February 4th, 1999

UPMC Health System — together with six other investors, including Pitt — has joined with the U.S. Small Business Administration to form a venture capital fund that will invest in biomedical start-up companies. The $60 million fund will invest in as many as 15 early-stage companies over the next five years, officials said at a […]

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Council tables motion calling for full access to Pitt-UPMC-UPP documents >

February 4th, 1999

Since Jan. 1, School of Medicine faculty with clinical duties have been jointly employed by Pitt and the recently formed University of Pittsburgh Physicians (UPP) practice plan. Depending on their job duties and their departments' policies, clinical faculty earn varying portions of their salaries from the University and from UPP. The latter is a subsidiary […]

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