School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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.
Rachel Fryatt assists children

Audiology Student Helps Underserved Areas

Audiology student Rachel Fryatt recognized a need at the Birmingham Free Clinic and took action.

Dave Brienza Recognized for Pressure Ulcer Care

Dave Brienza, associate dean of research in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, received the National Pressure...
Debora Miller

Debora Miller Honored by American Physical Therapy Association for Leadership

The Section on Health Policy and Administration of the American Physical Therapy Association has given Debora L. Miller its...
Rory Cooper

SHRS Names Rory Cooper Associate Dean for Inclusion

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences recently appointed Rory Cooper as its associate dean for inclusion. Cooper,...