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Volume 37 Issue 19

Juvenile violence study assesses risk factors >

May 26th, 2005

Take 1,500 boys in 1987, 1st, 4th and 7th graders from the Pittsburgh School District, and follow them through to the present day. What conclusions about the progression of violent and criminal behavior in their lives can be drawn? That is the continuing challenge of the Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS), a nationally praised longitudinal assessment […]

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Teaching students how to think >

May 26th, 2005

All students think, but many do not think well. How can faculty harness students’ problem-solving skills and direct students toward meaningful critical thinking? That was the subject of presentations made by two Pitt faculty members, one an economist who teaches a writing course for senior majors, the other an English instructor who teaches a variety […]

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How does menopause affect quality of life? >

May 26th, 2005

Researchers halted a national study several years ago when they discovered that hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women could increase their risk of heart disease and breast cancer. Many women put down their prescriptions and looked for answers. But the answers remain illusive. While other studies have found similarly harmful effects from hormone replacement therapy […]

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Study looks at how to make physical activity a habit >

May 26th, 2005

The average American child watches four or more hours of television each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And 60 percent of U.S. adults are not physically active on a regular basis. It’s become routine to hear statistics about how the American public is inactive and overweight, spending too much time […]

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Human Resources moving to electronic application system >

May 26th, 2005

Beginning June 15, Human Resources will implement the first phase of a new on-line employment system for all open staff positions. PittSource, an Internet-based system whereby an applicant maintains a secure personal user account to apply for all non-teaching Pitt positions, will replace the current applicant-tracking software. The new system will eliminate paper resumes and […]

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UPMC, IBM announce pact >

May 26th, 2005

IBM and UPMC announced that they have entered into an eight-year, $402 million joint development agreement to address some of the biggest problems facing the health care industry today. The agreement has two major components: First, UPMC’s technology infrastructure will be re-engineered completely to an on-demand environment that is geared to innovation. This endeavor, valued […]

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Bioengineering program gets NIH funds >

May 26th, 2005

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded funding to Pitt’s Department of Bioengineering pre-doctoral training program, which is aimed at educating students from engineering and other quantitative sciences for careers in biomedical research in the cardiovascular area. Pitt has been at the forefront of education and research in this field for two reasons. First, […]

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Volunteers needed for June 3-18 Senior Olympics >

May 26th, 2005

The 2005 Summer National Senior Games, also known as the Senior Olympics, is in need of health care professionals to volunteer for the Senior Games medical team. The games will be held in Pittsburgh June 3-18. Medical volunteers will be helping to treat the more than 10,000 senior athletes participating in the competition. Physicians, nurses, […]

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