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2012-07-10 23:01:48

Christopher D. Harner, MD, Medical Director for the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center) Center for Sports Medicine will be installed as the 41st president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) on Saturday, July 14th, 2012, during the Society´s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD (July 12th-15th). Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Christopher D. Harner, MD, Medical Director for the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center) Center for Sports...

2012-07-02 14:22:00

PITTSBURGH, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC for You will be available in six additional counties beginning July 1, 2012, and then in 10 more counties beginning Sept. 1, 2012, as part of an expansion of HealthChoices, Pennsylvania's innovative Medical Assistance managed care program. UPMC for You - the award-winning Medical Assistance program of Pittsburgh-based UPMC Health Plan - has been approved by Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to provide coverage for quality medical...

2012-07-02 13:44:37

Pitt nanoscientists suggest the use of vacuums to overcome the limits of conventional silicon-based semiconductor electronics With the advent of semiconductor transistors–invented in 1947 as a replacement for bulky and inefficient vacuum tubes–has come the consistent demand for faster, more energy-efficient technologies. To fill this need, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are proposing a new spin on an old method: a switch from the use of silicon electronics back to...

2012-06-25 10:50:04

Pitt's cell-free, biodegradable artery graft results in a regenerated artery in 90 days, leaving behind no trace of synthetic graft materials in the body With the University of Pittsburgh's development of a cell-free, biodegradable artery graft comes a potentially transformative change in coronary artery bypass surgeries: Within 90 days after surgery, the patient will have a regenerated artery with no trace of synthetic graft materials left in the body. Research published online June 24...

2012-06-14 10:21:00

Tree Pittsburgh Rallies Community in Promoting Healthy, Diverse Tree Life PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For five years Tree Pittsburgh has been working to restore Pittsburgh's urban forest by planting thousands of new trees from diverse stocks, maintaining the existing population of trees, and educating the public about the environmental benefits trees provide for the city. In 2009, Tree Pittsburgh sought to expand their operation by constructing a nursery to house...

2012-06-14 10:20:55

East Liberty Development, Inc.'s Green Roof Bus Shelter Raises Awareness for Urban Biodiversity PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- East Liberty Development, Inc. (ELDI), has brought a green roof bus shelter to the East Liberty neighborhood. First hatched in 2010 by Planning Coordinator Katherine Camp, the green roof bus shelter is unique to Pittsburgh. The Sprout Fund awarded ELDI a large grant through its Spring program to construct a bus shelter whose roof houses...

2012-06-14 10:20:54

Carnegie Science Center Presents "Take a Hike: Backyard Biodiversity", a 45 Minute Live Theatric Science Show PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Science Center educates children, youth, and families about science by connecting it to everyday life. Among the center's methods of educating audiences are its traveling science programs. To educate the public on the value of biodiversity, illustrate that value to humans, and demonstrate the need for its protection,...

2012-05-23 06:29:47

PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovation Works, the Pittsburgh region's most active investor and advisor for seed-stage technology companies, will assume support for the region's digital and robotics industry cluster as The Technology Collaborative (TTC) transfers its key programs to IW and winds down operations later this year. Innovation Works (IW) will provide assistance to develop and commercialize advanced electronics and robotics technologies, recruit world-class...

2012-05-18 06:28:25

PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan's call center was named the Global Call Center of the Year in the large call center category by the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) at ACCE (Annual Call Center Conference and Expo) in Seattle, Wash. UPMC Health Plan joins a prestigious group of prior winners including New York Life, Capital One Financial Corp., and American Express. UPMC Health Plan won the ICMI gold award for large contact centers, which...

2012-05-16 11:12:44

Researchers find design tools promote better working memory and flexible thinking Classrooms have become smarter, thanks to the use of digital devices such as computers, SMART boards, and other handheld devices. But are these technological advancements birthing a new and smarter generation of engineers? According to a University of Pittsburgh study, yes: Students using such tools are more successful than those who don´t because the technologies promote better working memory and more...