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Volume 39 Issue 4

Registry aims to find more research subjects >

October 12th, 2006

Over the next two years, Pitt will establish a novel clinical research registry, drawing from the millions of patients who annually seek treatment at UPMC facilities throughout the region. The registry, one of the first of its kind, is one component of Pitt’s $83.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish the Clinical […]

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New online archive documents Pitt history >

October 12th, 2006

“Not a day that goes by that someone’s not calling for a piece of information from University history,” said Michael J. Dabrishus, assistant University Librarian for Archives and Special Collections. University Library System (ULS) archivists are accustomed to fielding all kinds of requests — from an Institutional Advancement staff member in search of background on […]

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Does Pitt have enough fitness facilities? >

October 12th, 2006

With the University’s advocacy of the “fitness for life” initiative — a program designed to encourage individuals to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle — are there enough on-campus facilities to support faculty and staff exercise efforts? That was part of a broad discussion last week at a meeting of the University Senate benefits and […]

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Brustein speaks on global competence >

October 12th, 2006

In a world that grows more interconnected by the minute, global competence is recognized as a necessity for today’s students who must be prepared to compete in an international marketplace. But, what is global competence and how can institutions of higher education deliver the international education students require? William Brustein, director of the University Center […]

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Killer sea snails yield venomous cures >

October 12th, 2006

“Playing around with snails leads to unexpected things,” University of Utah biochemist Baldomero M. Olivera told an audience last week during Pitt’s Science 2006 symposium. Olivera’s decades of work with venomous sea snails not only has led to the discovery of drugs to treat pain and epilepsy but also to some useful insights for drug […]

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GSPH center for aging formed >

October 12th, 2006

The Graduate School of Public Health has established a Center for Aging and Population Health (CAPH). Anne B. Newman, professor of epidemiology and medicine and director of the center, said: “Our goal is to leverage what we know about successful aging and make it possible for a large segment of the U.S. and global population […]

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Katz ranked by students, recruiters >

October 12th, 2006

Pitt’s Katz Graduate School of Business held steady in a worldwide MBA student ranking, but continued to fall in a survey of regional corporate recruiters. Pitt remained at No. 73 in an international ranking released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit, which surveys MBA students. It fell to No. 46 in a recent Wall Street […]

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