Dateline Pittsburgh: 5/11/2011
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The bachelor of interior architecture program at Chatham University has received six-year accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The BIA is one of the first degree programs in the country to be offered in a three-year format. The format saves students a full year of tuition and is distinctive from other three-year degree programs that require summer study. Chatham's BIA also emphasizes sustainable design and includes study abroad in Italy. The three-year BIA program utilizes concurrent seven-week intensive design studios within a 14-week term, allowing greater opportunities for specialized learning experiences. Students do not take credit overloads or summer courses, allowing them to participate in study abroad or internships. Chatham's interior architecture program is a professional interior design curriculum that stresses holistic design integrated with sustainability and the environment. The university also offers a CIDA- accredited master of interior architecture degree and a post-professional, online master of science in interior architecture degree.
CarePoint Partners acquired Premier Infusion. Premier provides home infusion pharmacy services in Austin, Texas, and infusion pharmacy and related nursing services in the Atlanta area. The Braff Group served as exclusive merger and acquisition adviser for Premier.
Variety the Children's Charity was awarded a grant of $20,000 by the AVS Foundation to support Camp Variety for Kids at The Woodlands in Marshall in August.
Easter Seals Western Pennsylvania received a grant from The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust. The grant provided funding that enabled Easter Seals to purchase a delivery truck for use in its Prevocational Program. A component of the Prevocational Program is provision of business services such as packaging, assembly, sorting and subcontracting to local companies while simultaneously providing meaningful work experience for adults with disabilities. The truck is customized with Easter Seals contact information, which serves as a marketing tool to promote the services offered.
HWI Global Inc. was awarded a contract at the new University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facility in Monroeville. The company will provide USP 797 consultation and interior fit and finish services, commonly known as a "clean room," for the sterile compounding pharmacy at UPMC East. HWI has entered into a subcontract for this 300,000-square-foot, 156-bed hospital on a 15-acre site in Monroeville. Builder/developer P. J. Dick, and joint venture partner construction firm Barton-Malow, have joined forces to provide the lead in construction management services.
Legacy Remodeling received the 2010 President's Award from national window manufacturer Sunrise Windows. Legacy Remodeling was chosen out of Sunrise Windows' national network of replacement window dealers for its "commitment to providing a truly distinguished level of service and professionalism," according to Sunrise Windows president Gary Delman,
The National Pancreas Foundation said Donald Atkinson, a surgical oncologist at Allegheny General Hospital, was recognized with the 2011 NPF Courage Award for his lifelong dedication to patients and families coping with pancreatic disease. Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Atkinson earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas followed by an internship and residency at Wayne State University Health Center. He completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Atkinson specializes in surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and around the world.
Luttner Financial Group earned the prestigious 2011 President's Cup award from The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America, recognizing the local firm's outstanding business performance. This firm, part of the Lifetime Financial Growth network, was chosen for this honor from among more than 80 companies across the nation.
Dr. Gordon K. McLean, chief of the division of Interventional Radiology at West Penn Allegheny Health System, was awarded a gold medal by the Society of Interventional Radiology, recognizing his extraordinary contributions to the field, dedicated service to the society and distinguished career achievements in interventional radiology. Dr. McLean is widely regarded as both a pioneer of interventional radiology procedures and an important leader in the growth of SIR. Dr. McLean completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and remained there for the next decade as a faculty member and chief of the department of radiology's angiography/interventional radiology section. He joined West Penn Hospital in 1989 as chief of Angiography/Interventional Radiology and is a fellow of the American College of Radiology as well as the SIR. He was one of the original innovators of hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal interventional procedures and has been involved in the development of original techniques and devices for the past three decades. He has published nearly 100 scientific papers, including a 1991 landmark paper on angioplasty in patients with SFA (superficial femoral artery) disease.
First Published May 11, 2011 12:00 am