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2014-06-10 08:25:30

In the news release, U.S. News & World Report Announces the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-2015, issued 10-Jun-2014 by U.S. News & World Report over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC should be ranked #9 on the 'Honor Roll' rather than #8 as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: U.S. News & World Report Announces the Best Children's Hospitals 2014-2015 Boston Children's Hospital and...

2014-06-10 00:21:40

Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Top the Honor Roll WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals, today released Best Children's Hospitals 2014-15. The rankings help guide families of children with life-threatening or rare conditions to the best medical care available. Access to the rankings, which can be found at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings, is free....

2014-06-04 12:30:32

PITTSBURGH, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation announced today that it has received a $2.5 million gift from the Mario Lemieux Foundation to establish a new center for rare and hard-to-treat lymphomas that is expected to benefit children and young adults from around the world. UPMC will provide matching funds to support the creation of the Mario Lemieux Lymphoma Center for Children and Young Adults at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh...

2014-06-03 08:43:14

TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare just announced a strategic partnership with Real Time Medical, an award-winning developer of workflow management software solutions. The agreement will allow GE Healthcare to offer a streamlined workflow that seamlessly connects pathologists and other clinicians, facilitating collaboration to help enhance accuracy and speed of diagnosis. Empowering pathologists with information technology to remove manual processes and delays, GE...

2014-06-02 12:28:18

Team Will Facilitate Healthcare Discussions with UPMC, Highmark; Focus on Patients, Consumers HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement regarding the ongoing contractual dispute between UPMC and Highmark in western Pennsylvania: "I have created the 'Patients First' Leadership Team and have directed my Insurance Commissioner Mike Consedine and Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf to meet with Highmark and...

2014-05-29 12:29:24

PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Home Run for Health," a new, fun physical activity challenge for the workplace is now available for employers from UPMC WorkPartners. "Home Run for Health" encourages employees to get up and get moving on their way to becoming fitter and healthier. "Finding a fun way to get employees more active is something that is much needed," said David Weir, President of UPMC WorkPartners. "There's been a steady decrease in the number of jobs that...

2014-04-29 08:37:38

EDGEWATER, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DiaVacs today announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement with the University of Pittsburgh for intellectual property pertaining to novel dendritic cell and antisense oligonucleotide microsphere delivery technologies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. DiaVacs plans to apply this innovative technology to the development of a microsphere formulation of an antisense-nucleotide vaccine. According to initial studies...

2014-04-17 16:22:36

New initiatives funded through Office of the Provost, Swanson School of Engineering, and philanthropic gifts from alumni John C. Mascaro and John A. Swanson PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --To mark the tenth anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) and to build upon the ongoing philanthropy of two of Pitt's most generous donors, Pitt officials announced a new $37.5 million funding initiative comprising various...

2014-04-10 16:24:36

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) today is reporting that it has settled patent litigation with the University of Pittsburgh. Varian will pay a lump sum of approximately $35 million to fully settle this matter. The settlement will be largely recorded in the financial results for the company's second and third quarters of fiscal year 2014. The University of Pittsburgh initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Varian in 2007...

2014-04-08 23:23:41

George Eid, MD, a nationally recognized surgeon with leading expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and bariatric - or weight loss – surgery has been recruited by Allegheny Health Network to serve as Division Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 George Eid, MD, a nationally recognized surgeon with leading expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and bariatric - or weight loss –...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.