Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
December 2009

Submission deadline:
November 6, 2009


Announcements and Tidbits

PHCUP Herb and Vegetable Sale

Spring is finally on its way, which means it's time for the Annual Herb and Vegetable Sale to benefit the Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations (PHCUP).

Join us from Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 8, 2009, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM outside the Scaife/Presbyterian cafeteria. Or join us on Thursday, May 7, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM outside the Montefiore 4th floor cafeteria.

Get your gardens and sunny windowsills ready for these great products from the Drew Mathieson Greenhouses: tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, basil, parsley, sage, thyme, chervil, cilantro, marjoram, tarragon, and shiso (a Japanese basil used in sushi). The greenhouses are also working on rosemary, chamomile, and lavender. Some quantities will be limited, so shop early!

Depending on the timing of the plant growth, we may be able to offer preorders on a first-come first-served basis, so if you would like more information, please send your e-mail or contact information to

For more information about this sale, call 412-692-4901. For more information about the PHCUP, click here.

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Birth Announcements

Larissa Myaskovsky and husband Russell are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, Isaac Nathaniel Myaskovsky Goldstein. Born on November 19, 2008, Isaac weighed 7 pounds and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Mom says he has lots of dark fluffy hair.

Tim VanDyke and wife Angie had their second child on January 8, 2009. Their daughter, named Jane Frances VanDyke, weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Tim says she looks exactly like her older brother.

David Harris and wife Emily welcomed Simone Marie Harris on February 12, 2009. Simone weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.

Winnie Teuteberg and husband Jeffrey were happy to announce the birth of their third child, a son. Kiefer Edward Teuteberg was born on March 2, 2009, and weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces. Winnie says he looks just like big brother Loring.

Summit Sharma and husband Preeti were happy to welcome their new daughter, Saanvi, on March 23, 2009. Saanvi weighed 7.5 pounds and was 21 inches long at birth.

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