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2 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

New network unites university health care research

Four major health institutions, including Penn State College of Medicine, have jointly received nearly $7 million to develop and expand a health data research network.


Related Topix: Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State University Park, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University

6 hrs ago |

Pittsburgh, UPMC drop suits over nonprofit status

Mayoral spokesman Kevin Acklin said the city dropped its lawsuit in hopes the city and UPMC can craft an agreement for nonprofits to invest in city neighborhoods, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported Tuesday.


7 hrs ago | Washington Times

PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shap,0204ing up today in Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Healthcare Law, Law, Munhall, PA

11 hrs ago |

Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/29/14

Moody and Associates, Inc. hired Jay Winter as a senior geologist. Mr. Winter is a licensed professional geologist in Pennsylvania and brings more than 25 years of experience in both the environmental regulatory and consulting fields.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Allegheny County, PA, Duquesne University

15 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Wilkes University creates support team, hires coordinator to help veterans

To help veterans return to civilian life and ease the transition to higher education, Wilkes University is creating a support team and has hired a coordinator for it.


Related Topix: Wilkes University, Johnstown, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening

So it's been difficult to gauge the health impacts of shale development from a few scattered studies, says Bernard Goldstein, a public health expert who once led the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and remains an active voice in the fracking health debate.


Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA


Dementia patients more likely to get implanted pacemakers, says Pitt study

People with dementia are more likely to get implanted pacemakers for heart rhythm irregularities, such as atrial fibrillation, than people who don't have cognitive difficulties, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health


Pacemakers Common for Those With Dementia and Irregular Heartbeats

People who have dementia and heart rhythm irregularities are more likely to get a pacemaker than people without dementia, new research has found.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Alzheimer's, Health

Weirton Daily Times

From Bloomingdale to Senegal

One of the first things Courtney Pedersen did when she came home after spending two and a half years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal was to visit Marta Lee's Ice Cream stand in East Springfield.


Related Topix: Bloomingdale, OH, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Budget worries halt plans

Autism education at the University of Pittsburgh. Emergency response through the Salvation Army.


Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The politics of the climate change debate

It may not happen with a bang. No guns or bombs. No political assassinations or ultimatums borne of diplomatic alliances.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Why Wilford Payne is known as the Johnny Appleseed of local health centers

When a health center serving the poor in New Kensington was having management and financial trouble in 2008, state Sen. Jim Ferlo knew the man to call for help.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Youngstown State University

Bradford Today

Gleason named director of Academic Advising Center at Pitt-Bradford

Sue Gleason has been named the new director of the Academic Advising Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.


Related Topix: Bradford, PA

HealthLawProf Blog

Health Law Clinic Faculty Position Announcement

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School's Health Law Clinic.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance

Planned changes to law stir worry

Updates to the state's Right to Know law, including more disclosure requirements for state-related universities such as Pitt and Penn State and curbing the rights of prison inmates to request some information, could be in the works when legislators return to Harrisburg in the fall.


Related Topix: Penn State University Park, Temple University, Lincoln University, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Medical News

Molecular testing panel increases likelihood of performing correct...

The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute , partner with UPMC CancerCenter.


Related Topix: Thyroid Cancer, Health, Oncology, Medicine

The Daily Advance

Albemarle Neighbor: Bernie Blystone

As one of the first physical therapists to practice in Elizabeth City, Bernie Blystone has helped thousands of patients in four decades.


Related Topix: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medicine, Elizabeth City, NC, Moyock, NC, Kitty Hawk, NC, Manteo, NC


Massive Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium Coming to Duquesne

A summer's worth of work for undergraduate researchers will culminate in the 17th annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium of Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences on Friday, July 25. This year, 118 students will make their research public in one of the school's largest symposia.


Related Topix: Duquesne University, Education Etc., Carnegie Mellon University

Burlington Times News

Men charged with murder in UNC professor's death

Derick Davis II, 23, of Durham, and Troy Arrington Jr., 27, of Chapel Hill, are accused of assaulting and robbing Liu on Wednesday afternoon.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

Business Journal

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Duquesne Law Dean Gormley on mentors,...

Duquesne University School of Law Dean Kenneth Gormley is profiled in the Business Times' Personalities of Pittsburgh series, but anyone who has encountered the educator, author, former mayor of Forest Hills and one-time bear wrestler knows Gormley can't be confined to a single page.


Related Topix: Duquesne University