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Volume 37 Issue 15

New center to address minority health disparities >

March 31st, 2005

In Allegheny County, African Americans have a disproportionately higher death rate from stroke, prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease as compared to Caucasians. Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences have created the Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research to address such disparities. The center, led by Janine E. Janosky, executive director, and Jeannette E. South-Paul, medical […]

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Report explores rural public health preparedness >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s Center for Public Health Preparedness, part of the Graduate School of Public Health, and the Center for Rural Health Practice at the Bradford campus, along with other collaborators, this month released an independent report highlighting the challenges and concerns of rural public health preparedness. The report explores rural America’s vulnerability to bioterrorism and other […]

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Pitt to sponsor food drive >

March 31st, 2005

Pitt’s 2005 Partnership for Food Drive will be held throughout April to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Nonperishable food and household items will be accepted. The most needed food items include baby formula and food, stews, chunky soups, peanut butter, packaged meals, tuna, canned meats and cereals. Items such as paper products, soaps […]

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Obituary: Rebecca Frances “Penna” Drew Taylor >

March 31st, 2005

Former long-time associate dean of student affairs at Pitt’s School of Medicine Rebecca Frances Drew Taylor died of pneumonia March 22, 2005, at Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville. She was 87 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Taylor, a Pittsburgh native who used the name Dr. Frances Drew for most of her […]

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Voter registration deadline >

March 31st, 2005

April 18 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for voter registration for the Pennsylvania primary. The primary election will be held May 17. Eligible voters not registered, whose legal name or address has changed, or who want to change their party affiliation must submit a voter registration form to the Board of Elections in the […]

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Pitt prof aids Indonesian tsunami victims >

March 31st, 2005

This week’s earthquake in Indonesia was a sharp reminder of the December earthquake that spawned the tsunami in the same region, leaving as many as 300,000 dead or missing. One Pitt professor is determined that Pittsburgh and its people will remember the tsunami victims by forging a sister city relationship with communities in Aceh, the […]

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