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2011-03-17 17:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan earned the highest ranking for overall satisfaction by a health insurer in Pennsylvania in 2011, according to a study on member experience by J.D. Power and Associates, the nationally recognized market research company. UPMC Health Plan's strong performance was particularly impressive because it came in the highly competitive Pennsylvania region. J.D. Power and Associates divided the nation into 17 regions and found that members...

2011-03-17 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today that Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources, Melissa Murphy, was recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the region's top 15 business women. A seasoned and well-respected professional with more than 20 years of experience, Murphy is an outstanding leader who consistently...

2011-03-09 13:45:00

PITTSBURGH, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon announces special incentives and pacers to encourage Olympic hopefuls to race with them on May 15, 2011. A cash award of $1500 plus prizes and travel expenses will go to the top American male and female who achieves their first "A" qualifying time for the 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston. Awards of $1250 in value are offered for the second and third place "A" qualifiers, and all first-time "A"...

2011-03-01 11:49:00

PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon sold out, the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon is excited to announce the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine 5K, scheduled for Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 a.m. Registration opens to the public next Monday, March 7th and is limited to 2,000 runners. The race will take place on the North Shore and finish at the official Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon finish line on West General...

2011-02-28 14:11:40

Strongest effect seen in tissue taken from participants after 1 week of use A gel developed to protect against HIV during vaginal sex produced a strong antiviral effect when used in the rectum, according to an early-phase study presented today at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). The results, based on rectal tissue biopsies sampled from HIV-negative men and women who used the product daily for one week, provide the first-ever evidence that tenofovir gel...

2011-02-27 00:01:40

Pittcon Proudly Announces More Than $1.1 Million in Science Related Grants -- 2011 Awardees Include K-12 Schools, Colleges and Universities The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon), a Pennsylvania non-profit Corporation, has proudly announced its 2011 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Program recipients. Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) February 25, 2011 The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied...

2011-02-25 10:20:00

The inaugural program (May 20 - June 15, 2011) will take an interdisciplinary approach to engineering education in six countries in Central America and the Caribbean CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Shipboard Education is pleased to announce "Engineering a New Tomorrow," the first short-term Semester at Sea voyage. Open to participants of all majors the program will explore key global issues during an intensive 26-day shipboard and...

2011-02-24 15:34:19

A group of researchers have studied the history of drought in the Pacific Northwest during the last 6,000 years, a time that spans the mid-Holocene geological epoch to the present. The goal of the research was to improve the understanding of drought history because the instrumental record of drought only goes back a few hundred years and at relatively few locations. Their work extended the drought history of the Pacific Northwest back much longer than the tree ring record, which provides...

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2011-02-23 08:35:59

University of Pittsburgh-led researchers extracted a 6,000-year climate record from a Washington lake that shows that the famously rain-soaked American Pacific Northwest could not only be in for longer dry seasons, but also is unlikely to see a period as wet as the 20th century any time soon. In a recent report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team linked the longer dry spells to the intensifying El Niño/La Niña climate...

2011-02-22 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23: POLIO INOCULATIONS Profile America -- Wednesday, February 23rd. On this date in 1954, children at the Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania took part in a vital medical test. The youngsters were inoculated against polio -- a scourge that had crippled many...