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Volume 35 Issue 2

Grant funds expansion of geriatric program offerings >

September 12th, 2002

The Geriatric Education Center of Pennsylvania (GEC/PA), headquartered at Pitt's Center for Social and Urban Research, has received a five-year, $2.1 million federal grant to expand its activities and program offerings. The grant will be used to: * Improve the training of health professionals in geriatrics; * Develop and disseminate curricula relating to the treatment […]

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Gene regulation expert to receive Dickson prize >

September 12th, 2002

C. David Allis, known for his groundbreaking studies in gene regulation, will receive the 2002 Dickson Prize in Medicine during Science2002 — Synergy in Science, a three-day showcase of research Sept. 18-20 at Pitt. He will deliver the Dickson Prize lecture, "Translating the Histone Code: A Tale of Tails," at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 18, in […]

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Contemporary writers series to begin >

September 12th, 2002

The fifth season of the English department writing program's Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series will include an evening series of poetry readings and presentations by a novelist and two essayists, as well as two afternoon panel discussions. The season will open Sept. 19 with a reading by poet Campbell McGrath, a MacArthur Genius Award recipient. All […]

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GSPH to set up health preparedness center >

September 12th, 2002

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is establishing a Center for Public Health Preparedness with a $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new GSPH center is one of 15 CDC-sponsored preparedness centers nationwide charged with training the nation's public health, health care and public safety workforce in […]

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UPMC launches cancer web site >

September 12th, 2002

UPMC Cancer Centers has launched a new web site — www.upmccancercenters.com — to provide patients with the latest and most comprehensive information about cancer as well as the treatment programs and services available across UPMC Health System. "The UPMC Cancer Centers web site is a valuable resource for cancer patients that provides information in understandable […]

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Kuntu offers free acting classes >

September 12th, 2002

Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre will offer free acting classes on the first and third Saturday of each month, September-April. The classes will be held 2-4 p.m. in 3T01 Posvar Hall. According to managing director Eileen J. Morris, "Through these classes, the artists will explore characterization, development of monologues, audition techniques, interpretation skills and ensemble interacting." […]

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Bioinformatics consortium for cancer research funded >

September 12th, 2002

The Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance (PCA), a group of six cancer institutes in the state, has been awarded $5.5 million by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to create a bioinformatics consortium for cancer research. The consortium is expected to help establish Pennsylvania as a leader in translational cancer research and technology and foster new understanding of […]

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