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2014-09-17 20:21:38

Sponsored by The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications for its ninth annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists. The award is designed to encourage outstanding undergraduate journalism students in print and broadcasting. The scholarship will be awarded in May 2015 in Pittsburgh at the annual Golden Quills Awards Dinner sponsored by The...

2014-08-28 23:02:25

Pittsburgh- based Allegheny Health Network and Come Ready Nutrition have established a regional partnership designed to advance sports nutrition education, concussion awareness and goal planning for competitive young athletes, scholastic athletes and their families across western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Allegheny Health Network and Come Ready Nutrition announced today a regional partnership designed to advance sports nutrition education, concussion awareness...

2014-08-26 23:10:27

The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF has named Susan Manzi, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, corporate chair of its 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes event in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF has named Susan Manzi, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, corporate chair of its 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes event in Pittsburgh. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Pittsburgh...

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...

2014-08-22 23:05:25

The Allegheny Health ALS program is western Pennsylvania’s first to achieve ALS Association recognition for high quality care. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The ALS Association, along with its Western Pennsylvania Chapter, has designated the ALS Center at Allegheny Health Network as a Certified Treatment Center of Excellence. The Center, based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), is the only ALS treatment program in western Pennsylvania recognized by the ALS Association for...

2014-08-21 12:30:20

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September when local students head back to schools. View the full list of school grantees on the Highmark Foundation website, www.highmarkfoundation.org. Ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each, 55 grants were awarded to Western Pennsylvania schools serving students in...

2014-08-11 12:21:08

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Port of Pittsburgh Commission (PPC) announced today that Mr. Stephen Martinko will be the Commission's new executive director. Since January, 2013, Martinko has been the deputy staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and previously served as chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA). Martinko was instrumental in the development of the Water Resources and...

2014-07-07 23:02:25

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has been signed by the two organizations that establishes a five-year formal collaboration between Allegheny and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins for research, medical education and clinical services. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Officials at Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced that a definitive agreement has...

2014-06-27 23:09:26

Veon Leading Growing Technology Company to Success in Western Pennsylvania West Middlesex, PA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Autosoft, Inc.is proud to announce that company President and CEO, Bryce Veon, has been honored with a 2014 Fast Tracker award in an annual program sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Journal. The Fast Tracker Awards honor 40 of the region's most outstanding business, government and non-profit leaders under the age of 40 for their significant achievements in workplaces...

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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'