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Volume 39 Issue 12

UPMC reports 15% gain >

February 22nd, 2007

Driven by growing patient volumes, higher insurance services membership and a strong investment portfolio, UPMC reported a 15 percent gain in total revenue, to a record $3.3 billion, for the six months ending Dec. 31. Excess margin — or margin from operations and investment activity — rose 52 percent to $342 million. UPMC added the […]

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PSC gets grant to aid science teachers >

February 22nd, 2007

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint project of Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and the Westinghouse Electric Corp., has received $150,000 from the Heinz Endowments education program to help prepare area high school science teachers to use modeling and simulation tools in the classroom. The program, computation and science for teachers (CAST), will use the computational […]

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Alzheimer's disease seed money available >

February 22nd, 2007

The Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) seed monies grant program is seeking proposals for pilot grants to stimulate new research relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. Research proposals can range from basic science to psychosocial in methodology, with priority given to novel approaches.Research may involve humans, animals or in vitro studies. The ADRC patient registry and database […]

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Conflict of interest filing season begins >

February 22nd, 2007

The University’s annual conflict of interest (COI) filing season has begun. Information on how to file and who must file is available in Provost James V. Maher and Executive Vice Chancellor Jerome Cochran’s Feb. 15 memorandum, available online at www.rcco.pitt.edu/coi/. The site also offers information on supervisors’ responsibilities in managing potential conflicts. COI disclosures must […]

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Centers for Rehab Sciences program earns credentials >

February 22nd, 2007

The Centers for Rehab Services (CRS), a partner of UPMC, has become one of six sports physical therapy residency programs designated by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as an APTA-credentialed post-professional clinical residency program. APTA formally recognized the CRS residency program at the opening ceremonies of its combined sections meeting in Boston on Feb. […]

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Sock-a-thon runs through March 2 >

February 22nd, 2007

Pitt’s Volunteer Pool is sponsoring a sock-a-thon to aid the homeless and needy during the winter months. The effort runs through March 2. New socks can be dropped off at the Volunteer Pool Office, 710 Alumni Hall. The Volunteer Pool also is supporting “National Wear Red Month,” an effort to raise awareness about women’s cardiac […]

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