School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

young man in a white shirt using a blue and black PneuChair

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.
Brienza in front of a tan background wearing a white collared shirt with blue and green stripes

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...
Adam Haritan

Nutrition Alumnus Goes Wild for Foraging

Adam Haritan, a wild-food enthusiast and researcher, leads educational walks, offers presentations on topics such as Mushrooms of the Fall and sells his own handcrafted wild plant- and mushroom-based supplements.
Hritz in a lab coat standing in front of protein supplement bottles

Nutrition and Dietetics Program Offering Balanced Diet of Clinical Experiences

Tom Hritz, clinical nutrition manager for UPMC Mercy and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, has been welcoming students into the clinic with him for nearly 13 years.
Koontz, a woman with long blonde hair

Study of Specialized Weights Aims to Make Manual Wheelchair Users Stronger Faster

For wheelchair users, increased upper-body strength could improve their quality of life. A Pitt study is looking at whether vibrating weights could speed up the weight-training process.

Colombia Visit Renews Ties, Grows Partnerships Between Universities

Exploring 21st-century global partnership opportunities while renewing bonds that date to 1948, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC traveled to Colombia in May for a weeklong visit.

Human Engineering Research Laboratories' MEBot Rolls Into Finals at Cybathlon

Designers, engineers and people with disabilities from around the world gathered for the first-ever Cybathlon, pitting the latest assistive technologies against each other on a simulated course.