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Volume 29 Issue 6

Pitt's medical school gets largest percentage increase in NIH funds >

November 7th, 1996

In 1985, 1.3 cents of every dollar that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded to medical schools went to Pitt. By 1995, Pitt's share had risen to 2.3 cents on the dollar, a 77 percent increase — the largest such NIH "market share" gain by any medical school, according to an analysis by the […]

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Changes in NIH Research Funding1 to Medical Schools Share as Percent of Current Dollars Awarded to All Medical Schools, 1985-1995 >

November 7th, 1996

Current Dollars Awarded to All Medical Schools, 1985-1995 Rank Institution 1985 Share 1995 Share Change 1 University of Pittsburgh 1.30% 2.31% 1.01% 2 Jefferson Medical College of TJU 0.26 1.08 0.82 3 Washington University 2.65 3.26 0.61 4 University of North Carolina 1.62 2.18 0.56 5 University of Colorado 1.20 1.67 0.47 6 Case Western […]

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Trustees schedule closed retreat to discuss capital campaign plans, administrative efficiency report >

November 7th, 1996

Plans for a major capital fund-raising campaign, a report on Pitt administrative efficiency and an update on the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) System will be among the discussion topics at a day-long retreat by the Board of Trustees Nov. 23. The on-campus meeting will be closed to the public. Board chairperson J. Wray […]

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Marketing of Pitt technologies, inventions expected to generate 1,000 jobs in local start-up firms >

November 7th, 1996

Over the next five years, Pitt intends to create 1,000 jobs locally through start-up companies and joint ventures that will market technologies and inventions developed at the University. That goal would expand to creating 10,000 jobs during the next 10 years as those companies mature, said Arthur Boni, director of Pitt's Office of Technology Management. […]

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Planting memorial trees: a growing trend >

November 7th, 1996

Four more trees were recently added to the campus landscape by families wishing to honor deceased relatives with Pitt or Oakland connections. A cluster of three dogwood trees was dedicated in memory of Harry Anthony III, former director of research at Mellon Institute, on the Forbes Avenue side of Heinz Memorial Chapel on Oct. 24. […]

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Pitt's Book Center explores new marketing options in efforts to compete with area "super stores" >

November 7th, 1996

Browsers may have been pleasantly surprised last month when they strolled into The Book Center and found free copies of Book Page, a New York Times Review of Books-size publication containing reports on new books, author interviews and features. The Book Center staff feels it is a better way to advertise books than mass mailings. […]

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Applications due Nov. 22 for PTEI grants >

November 7th, 1996

Research grants of up to $20,000 are available from the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI), a cohesive strategy to promote regional economic growth through the advancement and commercialization of University-developed technology. Projects eligible for grants include biomedical and related technologies associated with engineered tissues, including cell culturing, gene therapy, organ transplant and regeneration, biomaterials, and […]

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