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2014-09-15 23:01:20

Tour supports campus environmental efforts and female student leaders across the country. Environmental Defense Fund joins the tour to engage students in climate action. Portland, ME (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 REVERB’s 14th Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT) will feature Swedish female pop duo Icona Pop. This fall, the Campus Consciousness Tour will visit ten schools empowering female student leaders and supporting environmental efforts on campus and nationally. “We are excited to take...

2014-09-09 23:13:04

Idea Foundry, an innovation-based economic development organization, and the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute have cemented a formal partnership to provide a new level of combined systematic support for commercializing Pitt innovations. PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Idea Foundry, an innovation-based economic development organization, and the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute have cemented a formal partnership to provide a new level of combined...

2014-09-04 23:03:11

University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute (HPI) Director A. Everette James, J.D., M.B.A., has been named the M. Allen Pond Chair in Health Policy and Management at the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health. The Pond...

2014-09-02 16:25:56

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the goal of reducing customer confusion about its members' access to UPMC facilities and doctors, Highmark Inc.'s final transition plan today was posted on the Pennsylvania Insurance Department website and will be implemented immediately by Highmark. The plan clearly spells out Highmark's provider network and member protections in place when UPMC terminates many of its contracts with Highmark on December 31, 2014. The plan also provides insight...

2014-08-26 12:28:15

CMU BrainHub(SM) Will Take New Approach To Create Tools To Better Understand the Link Between Brain and Behavior PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coalescing its strengths in computer science, neuroscience, psychology and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University today announced the launch of CMU BrainHub(SM), a new initiative focusing on understanding how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors....

2014-08-25 23:11:46

Pittsburgh, PA Family Services of Western Pennsylvania named Stephen Christian-Michaels President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 14, 2014. Previously, Mr. Christian-Michaels served Family Services as Chief Operating Officer since 1998. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Family Services of Western Pennsylvania named Stephen Christian-Michaels President and Chief Executive Officer effective July 14, 2014. Previously, Mr. Christian-Michaels served Family Services as Chief...

2014-08-13 23:10:27

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center East (UPMC East) Receives ACE Accreditation, Approved by the Exceptions Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The exceptions committee from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced its approval of the UPMC East application to perform elective PCI without onsite open heart surgery for their cardiac catheterization lab. The decision by the Commonwealth to provide the exception was based, in part, on...

2014-07-24 23:14:45

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 (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The routine use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients...

2014-07-09 23:14:12

UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. The newest UV robot, nicknamed “Violet,” was recently given to UPMC Passavant by the Passavant Hospital Foundation. Since...

2014-06-27 12:26:45

Terms in Consent Decree Will Put Patients First in Western PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that Highmark and UPMC have reached a comprehensive transition agreement that covers how and where patients can receive health care after the contract between the two organizations expires in 2015. "For some time, the people of western Pennsylvania have been concerned about where and how they will...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.