The Survival Skills and Ethics Program
at the University of Pittsburgh has closed.


A Message from the Directors

June 2012

It has been our pleasure to serve the community for the past 25 years. We thank all of the students, trainees, faculty, and staff with whom we have worked.

Beth Fischer will leave the University on June 30. However, she will continue to provide training in professional development and ethics as a consultant. She can be contacted at Her new website will be launched October 1 at

Michael Zigmond will remain on the faculty in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh, continuing to direct his research program on neuronal cell death, survival, and adaptation in relation to neurodegenerative diseases and to work with Beth in areas of professional development. He can be reached at

Please note that this website ( is no longer being updated.

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