Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

GIM News
Donna L. Bishop, Editor

Next issue:
August 2011

Submission deadline:
June 17, 2011


Announcements and Tidbits

Diabetes Education Classes at Shadyside

Shea Medical Center continues its diabetes comprehensive group class schedule for 2011. All classes meet on two consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., and participants must attend both sessions. The dates are as follows:

  • May 7 and 14
  • September 10 and 17
  • November 5 and 12

Classes will be held at the Diabetes Center, Shea Medical Center, Suite 509, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, 5200 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

To register, call the UPMC referral line at 412-647-8762. Please note that an order is needed from your doctor. The classes are covered by most insurance plans, but you need to check your plan to confirm the level of coverage.

If you have questions, please call Susan Dunn at 412-623-6797 or Melanie Yerace at 412-623-6746.

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Birth Announcements

Abir Senz and husband Bob Senz gave birth to their daughter, Leila Ann, on October 14, 2010. Leila Ann weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long at the time of her birth.

Coreen Farris and husband Sean Derry are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Emory Yve Derry, on February 6, 2011. Emory weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Chandraprakash Umapathy and his wife, Shyamala Kannaian, gave birth to their daughter, Avanthikka Prakash, on February 17, 2011. Avanthikka weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth.

Sarah Tilstra and her husband, Jeremy, welcomed their son, Brandon Alexander, on March 11, 2011. Brandon weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long.

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Engagement Announcement

Tamara Sacks is engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Ellis Berzon. Ellis is an anesthesiologist at Butler Memorial Hospital. They are planning to marry on Memorial Day 2011.

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