School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

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Physical Therapy Professors Win State Association Awards

Two University of Pittsburgh faculty members from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences were recognized with awards...
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Blast Furnace Demo Day Awards Prizes in Student Pitch Competition

Seventeen teams of student entrepreneurs vied for $4,000 in cash awards in the Blast Furnace student idea accelerator’s Demo Day...
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Four Pitt Teams Receive NIH BRAIN Grants

Three Professors Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named three Pitt researchers as 2017 fellows. Karen M. Arndt,...
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PhD Student Uses Personal Insight to Drive Research, Help Others With Disabilities

Jonathan Duvall has used a wheelchair since a sledding accident in 2007. His work, including creating sidewalk roughness standards and a simpler way for people who use wheelchairs to weigh themselves, aims to help those with disabilities.
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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...