School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Telehealth visits to help veterans access and adjust technology such as wheelchairs were just as effective as in-person visits, two studies from Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories found. The authors say continuing remote visits after the pandemic could even improve care.
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The University of Pittsburgh today announced a collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health to help address the needs of the visually impaired through the expertise, facilities and research of the world-class School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology.
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While it might not feel like it, more than a few good things happened in 2020. Here are stories of Pitt people and programs that made the world better during a turbulent year.
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Pitt photographers share a collection of photos from a year like no other.
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Optimism is hardwired in most humans, says public health professor Steve Albert. If you don’t feel like you’re one of them right now, here are three perspectives on why, despite all that 2020 brought us, things are looking brighter.
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As the world observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, catch up on some of the recent Pitt initiatives and research by and for people with disabilities.
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Inventor and assistive technology researcher Rory Cooper will take on a first-ever role to foster collaborations between STEM disciplines and the health sciences.
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