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Volume 31 Issue 19

CLAS receives $200,000 grant >

May 27th, 1999

CLAS receives $200,000 grant The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) a two-year, $200,000 general support grant. According to CLAS director Billie R. DeWalt, the grant will enhance the long-term strength and stability of the 35-year-old center and its programs; help to attract the brightest students and […]

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Pitt's School of Nursing initiates recognition program >

May 27th, 1999

Pitt's School of Nursing initiates recognition program Pitt's School of Nursing is sponsoring a first Cameos of Caring awards gala on Oct. 28 as a way of honoring local nurses for excellence in nursing care. One nurse from each of 22 southwestern Pennsylvania hospitals will be honored for acting as a role model for the […]

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Injury control center gets grants >

May 27th, 1999

Injury control center gets grants Researchers from UPMC Health System's Center for Injury Research and Control (CIRCL) have received two grants, one to initiate a study and the other to continue an ongoing program. A $185,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund an 18-month study of injuries and violence against pregnant women. […]

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UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room >

May 27th, 1999

UPMC hospitals use new system for operating room The future of the standard operating room is here, as surgeons at the UPMC Health System have begun integrating the Hermes Control System into their regular routine. Hermes, a system that operates on voice and hand-held touch screen commands, expands the use of voice control technology in […]

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AIDS prevention plan goes on-line >

May 27th, 1999

AIDS prevention plan goes on-line The Pennsylvania Prevention Project at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has put the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Community HIV Prevention Plan on the Internet at its award-winning web site, http://www.stophiv.com. Developed by a 40-member committee from across the state, the plan provides guidelines people must follow when using state and […]

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Genetics program awarded $115,000 grant >

May 27th, 1999

Genetics program awarded $115,000 grant Pitt's genetics education and counseling program has received a $115,000 grant from the Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) of western Pennsylvania to help inform the community about genetic disease risk and available counseling services. The genetics education and counseling program provides current information about inherited conditions and related services for […]

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