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Thomas De­tre, an in­flu­en­tial health­care aca­demic cred­ited with trans­form­ing the Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh Med­i­cal Cen­ter, died af­ter a long ill­ness. He was 86. The Budapest, Hun­gary, na­tive joined the Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh in 1973 as di­rec­tor of the Western Psy­chi­atric In­sti­tute and Clinic and the med­i­cal school’s psy­chi­a­try chair­man, the sys­tem said in a news re­lease. De­tre was pro­moted in 1982 to as­so­ci­ate se­nior vice chan­cel­lor of the uni­ver­sity’s health sci­ence schools and then to se­nior vice chan­cel­lor. In 1998, he be­came ex­ec­u­tive VP of in­ter­na­tional and aca­demic pro­grams and then was ap­pointed UPMC Health Sys­tem’s med­i­cal di­rec­tor of in­ter­na­tional pro­grams. In 2004, he was named emer­i­tus dis­tin­guished se­nior vice chan­cel­lor for health sci­ences and the uni­ver­sity’s emer­i­tus dis­tin­guished ser­vice pro­fes­sor of psy­chi­a­try.

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