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​Son of Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk to Participate in ‘Topping Off’ Event at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health

WHAT: Public health leaders will sign the final construction beam for the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s new four-story laboratory pavilion.
WHO: Peter Salk, M.D., honorary campaign chair; Donald S. Burke, M.D., dean, Graduate School of Public Health; Arthur S. Levine, M.D., senior vice chancellor for the health sciences; Mark A. Nordenberg, University of Pittsburgh chancellor
WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2012
WHERE: University Club, Ballroom A, 123 University Ave., Oakland
WHY: Marking a major milestone in the school’s construction and renovation project. The new pavilion, to be completed in the fall of 2013, will consist of 58,000 square feet of laboratory space and a 215-seat auditorium. A second phase of the project, the renovation of Parran and Crabtree Halls, will be completed in 2016.
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), founded in 1948 and now one of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States, conducts research on public health and medical care that improves the lives of millions of people around the world. GSPH is a leader in devising new methods to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other important public health problems. For more information about GSPH, visit the school’s website at

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