Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2014

Submission deadline:
November 14, 2014


Announcements and Tidbits

Upcoming Events

The University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program Weekend Conference titled “Health Care Law & Clinical Ethics: Practical Approaches” will be held September 12-14, 2014, at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, WV.

This weekend-long conference will provide an intensive review of the intersection of legal and ethical issues that may arise in contemporary health care. It is designed to provide health care and legal professionals with an introduction to the frameworks and skills needed to navigate ethical and legal approaches to patient care issues within the health care environment. Participants will compare and contrast the relationship between law and ethics with respect to medical decision making, surrogate decision making, and forgoing life-sustaining treatment. Registration is $500 for lawyers and $300 for others. For a full conference brochure, contact Sarah at

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Birth Announcements

Eva Reitschuler-Cross and husband Brian are pleased to announce the birth of daughter, Alina Mae Cross, born on April 12, 2014. She was 6 pounds 9 ounces at birth and 20 inches long.

Georgeanna Robinson, husband Dave, and eldest daughter Acadia welcomed Beatrice Elizabeth Josephine Robinson born on July 8, 2014. Beatrice was 7 pounds 12 ounces and 20 inches long.

Rene Claxton and David Yuan are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace, on July 18, 2014, at 12:42 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Shelley Rowe and husband Tom, along with eldest son Owen and daughter Quinn, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Cameron John Rowe, on July 25, 2014. Cameron was 10 pounds 15 ounces and 22.75 inches long at birth.

Andrea Croom and husband Scott welcomed daughter Liliana Marie on July 29, 2014, at 12:12 p.m. She weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 21.25 inches long.

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