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Volume 41 Issue 1

Standardized patients help train med students >

August 28th, 2008

Over the past three years, Dave Crawford has been alcoholic, suicidal and a sufferer of chest pains, back pains and belly pains. And he liked it all. Crawford is among about 100 people Pitt hires to portray such maladies for its medical students, who learn how to examine and interact with a variety of patients. […]

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Forbes Ave. closings possible next week >

August 28th, 2008

Road closings may be in the works on Forbes Avenue late next week to allow crews to place steel for the new Boulevard of the Allies bridge. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson James Struzzi said tentative plans call for the beams to be placed Sept. 5 and 6, requiring some closings on Forbes Avenue. However, […]

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PITTCat becoming PITTCat+ >

August 28th, 2008

Big changes in the PITTCat online library catalog are in test mode this fall and slated for full availability as PITTCat+ in spring. The changes are aimed at making searches more intuitive and more akin to the web-based search results that users are accustomed to seeing on Yahoo or Google, for example. The goal is […]

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Obituary: Brack G. Hattler >

August 28th, 2008

Surgery professor Brack G. Hattler died July 31, 2008, while vacationing in New Jersey. He was 73. Hattler was the Kathleen DuRoss Ford chair in cardiothoracic transplantation and executive director of Pitt’s medical devices laboratory. He joined the faculty in 1989 as a surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In addition to heart surgery […]

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Pitt up 1 place in U.S. News rankings >

August 28th, 2008

Pitt tied for 58th — up one spot from last year — among the nation’s PhD-granting universities in the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings. Pitt tied with the University of Georgia. Pitt and Georgia also tied for 20th among national public institutions, the same rank for Pitt as […]

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Correction >

August 28th, 2008
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