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Volume 31 Issue 12

Long-time SAC member Watkins resigns; new treasurer is elected >

February 18th, 1999

The Staff Association Council (SAC) elected a new treasurer, christened its staff newsletter and announced several upcoming events at its monthly meeting Feb. 10. The new treasurer is Carol James, Office of Purchasing, who replaces Gwen Watkins. In her letter of resignation from SAC on Jan. 21, Watkins cited professional and personal reasons for stepping […]

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Staffer wins award for novel >

February 18th, 1999

A Pitt staff member has won a national award as a new author of children's literature. Sharon Flake, director of public relations at the Katz business school, won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent for her first novel, "The Skin I'm In." (See University Times, Oct. 1.) The King awards recognize African […]

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Pitt holds line on health insurance premiums by increasing co-pays >

February 18th, 1999

Faculty and staff covered by Pitt health insurance won't pay higher premiums next year, although they will be charged $2-$7 more for each drug prescription. See table on this page. Another change is that subscribers to the University's two HMO plans, Keystone and Tri-State, will be charged a $5 co-payment for each office visit. Currently, […]

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3 UPCI physicians listed among top women's cancer specialists >

February 18th, 1999

Three University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center (UPCI) doctors are listed among the country's top 100 women's cancer specialists by Good Housekeeping magazine in its March 1999 issue. Robert Keenan, associate professor of surgery, division of cadiothoracic surgery, director of the lung transplantation program and head of UPMC's emphysema surgery team; Chandra Belani, associate professor of […]

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Pitt holds line on health insurance premiums by increasing co-pays >

February 18th, 1999

Faculty and staff covered by Pitt health insurance won't pay higher premiums next year, although they will be charged $2-$7 more for each drug prescription. See table on this page. Another change is that subscribers to the University's two HMO plans, Keystone and Tri-State, will be charged a $5 co-payment for each office visit. Currently, […]

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Starzl named one of millennium's 1,000 most important people >

February 18th, 1999

A University of Pittsburgh faculty member is among the 1,000 most important people of the millennium, according to a new book. Organ transplantation pioneer Thomas E. Starzl — professor of surgery and director of a Pitt transplantation institute named after him — was ranked No. 213 by the authors of "1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking […]

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Pitt to get $12 million from Heinz endowments >

February 18th, 1999

The Howard Heinz and Vera I. Heinz Endowments have pledged $12 million to Pitt to support programs in environmental studies, international studies and educational research. Among the programs benefiting will be the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), the Learning Research and Development Center's Institute for Advanced Study in Education (IASE), and several environmental studies […]

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Starzl named one of millennium's 1,000 most important people >

February 18th, 1999

A University of Pittsburgh faculty member is among the 1,000 most important people of the millennium, according to a new book. Organ transplantation pioneer Thomas E. Starzl — professor of surgery and director of a Pitt transplantation institute named after him — was ranked No. 213 by the authors of "1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking […]

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