School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Year of Healthy U Offers Paths to Wellness

The fourth installment in the Office of the Provost’s “Year Of” series, the Year of Healthy U addresses eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.

David Beck Named Educator of the Year by Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

David Beck, an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, was recently...
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New Back Pain Study, Drug Take Back Efforts Could Lead to Decreased Opioid Use

More than 40 percent of low back pain patients are prescribed opioids at some point. Pitt Associate Professor Mike Schneider and colleagues want to bring that number down.
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Wheelchair Testing Methods Receives $5 Million in Funding

Research by University of Pittsburgh professors that will develop new test methods for wheelchairs and seating systems was...
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Engineering Program Helps People With Disabilities Advance Professional Development

Pitt's Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing program helps college students with conditions such as paraplegia, epilepsy and autism transition to careers in machining and engineering.
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Professor and Veterans Affairs Senior Research Scientist Wins 2017 Service to America Medal

Rory Cooper, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences professor and founding director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, has been honored with what's known as the "Oscar award for government service" for his innovative wheelchairs and assistive technologies.
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Researchers Exploring New Markets for Water-friendly Wheelchair After Rewarding Debut

Pitt-developed wheelchairs powered by compressed air made a splash at a Texas water park for people with disabilities over the summer, with "thousands of inquiries" resulting from its success.
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David Brienza Awarded $2.6 Million From the National Institutes of Health to Study Bed Sore Prevention

David Brienza, associate dean of research at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has been...