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Volume 41 Issue 2

Pitt team to develop implantable biodegradable devices >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt researchers will team with engineers and doctors from universities and industries around the world for a five-year, $18.5 million project to develop implantable devices made from biodegradable metals. The devices will be designed to adapt to physical changes in a patient’s body and dissolve once the patient’s body has healed. This is expected to […]

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Kidney research center grant received >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt’s School of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte Division, has been awarded a nearly $4 million, five-year Kidney Research Center grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, one of only eight such centers in the United States. Ora Weisz of medicine, cell biology and physiology will be associate director of the center. The […]

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UPMC adopts electronic drug sample system >

September 11th, 2008

To ensure that patients’ needs are met under its new industry relations policy, UPMC has adopted a new system for distributing drug samples to its physician offices, hospital-based clinics and outpatient pharmacies. The new approach, known as the UPMC eSample Center, allows physicians to order available samples, vouchers and coupons via a web-based system accessible […]

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UPJ receives $4 million for new building >

September 11th, 2008

Pitt-Johnstown has received $4 million in state funds for the construction of a nursing and health sciences building. This is the largest appropriation earmarked specifically for Pitt-Johnstown in nearly 20 years. UPJ President Jem Spectar remarked, “This funding makes it possible for the Johnstown campus to build upon its existing capacity and expertise in allied health […]

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Pitt-Bradford gets gift from Japanese firm >

September 11th, 2008

Ito Shoji Co. of Japan has made a $10,000 gift in honor of Harriett B. Wick to the Pitt-Bradford chapel project. Ito Shoji is one of the largest worldwide distributors of Zippo products. In May, the Bradford campus announced that it would build an interfaith chapel funded in part by an anonymous $1 million gift […]

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Obituary: Robert M. Rogers >

September 11th, 2008

Robert M. Rogers, professor of medicine and former chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM) in the Department of Medicine, died Sept. 4, 2008, of complications from prostate cancer. He was 75. Michael Donahoe, associate chief of clinical programs at PACCM, said, “Bob was one of the true ‘characters’ in […]

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