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2013-09-16 16:25:25

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan has entered into an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide health insurance coverage through Qualified Health Plans (QHP) on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. As a result, UPMC Health Plan will immediately begin marketing its offerings on the Marketplace (also known as the Health Insurance Exchange). Individuals and employer groups may purchase insurance plans on the...

2013-08-21 23:21:50

The Therapeutic Research Foundation (TRF), a CT non-profit biotechnology corporation dedicated to charitable purposes, will collaborate with the National Science Foundation-sponsored Quality of Life Technology Center (QoLT) at Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Pittsburgh to establish a comprehensive visual assist system for the blind and people with other visual impairments. Old Saybrook, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 The Therapeutic Research Foundation (TRF), a CT...

2013-08-14 16:25:54

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today released the following statement regarding Highmark and UPMC: "Recent advertising and news reports regarding healthcare coverage and access to providers in western Pennsylvania are causing confusion and great concern among consumers who use Highmark insurance products and UPMC hospitals and providers. Over the past months, my administration has been directly involved in overseeing a transition to...

2013-08-06 13:03:20

Pitt invents the world’s smallest terahertz detector Molecules could soon be “scanned” in a fashion similar to imaging screenings at airports, thanks to a detector developed by University of Pittsburgh physicists. The detector, featured in a recent issue of Nano Letters, may have the ability to chemically identify single molecules using terahertz radiation—a range of light far below what the eye can detect....

2013-07-30 08:32:41

High-performance fabric firm appoints healthcare industry leader Lisa Grimes as CEO and adds UPMC's Dr. Tom Inglesby to Board of Directors DURHAM, N.C., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning life science and high-performance fabric company PurThread Technologies has added two powerhouses to its team who have the track records to guide the company through its next phase of rapid growth. Healthcare sales, marketing and executive management professional Lisa T. Grimes will lead...

2013-07-25 12:24:19

Motivational analysis conducted by Columbia Business School and University of Pittsburgh professors forecasts the Twitter-medium becoming comparable to television NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from scholars at Columbia Business School and the University of Pittsburgh question the sustainability of Twitter, the social network that has more than 500 million registered users. The research was recently published in the journal Marketing Science. (Logo:...

2013-07-17 12:27:05

Investment Firm Announces New Concentration, New Investments and New Website to Close Q2 PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the region's only pure life sciences investment firm, and managing member of the PLSG Accelerator Fund, announced today an updated vision and mission that puts a laser focus on 2013 goals. "Despite the challenging economy, PLSG remains strong and committed to working towards propelling our life sciences...

2013-07-15 08:27:08

Firm Commits to Continued Sustainable Growth in Western Pennsylvania Life Sciences PITTSBURGH, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the region's only pure life sciences investment firm, and managing member of the PLSG Accelerator Fund, announced today that it closed seven investments totaling more than $315,000 in the first half of 2013. The investments demonstrate continued commitment to the Western Pennsylvania region and the life sciences...

2013-07-01 12:25:28

PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The current violence in Syria vividly demonstrates the difficulty -- and importance -- of accurately recording and estimating nonmilitary deaths in conflict areas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "Counting Civilian Casualties: An Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict" is a new book that surveys the challenges of this task, presenting and evaluating methods for ensuring that these...

2013-06-25 16:26:25

Domino's Pizza stores to raise dough for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Participating Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) stores in Pittsburgh are raising dough for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation during its first-ever fundraising program to benefit the Free Care Fund at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Carryout customers will be asked to add a dollar or two to their pizza order and be given a butterfly icon to...