Health Sciences Diversity

PITT CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS OF U. S. MILITARY MEDICINE

September 2, 2016 -
8:00am to 7:00pm

The event will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and located on the University of Pittsburgh main campus on Bigelow Boulevard between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Student Union (between Fifth and Forbes Avenues). Visitors will be able to tour several large mobile Army demonstration units, including an Army medical marketing semitrailer staffed by U. S. Army representatives.  Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) will display advances in rehabilitation technology, such as computer-driven wheelchairs and other transport mechanisms for assisting service memebers with disabilities.  Faculty and researchers from HERL will discuss the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences research that is sponsored by the military and the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The event will also celebrate the 100th year of PITT offering Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) participation for its students.  ROTC cadents will be available to answewr questions about the program.  Dr. Loren Roth, Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning in PITT's Schools of the Health Sciences and a Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, said that the exhibit's intent is to help visitors better understand the special features and challenges of military medicine, both on and off the battlefield.  Planning for the demonstration began two years ago.  Read more

Location and Address

University of Pittsburgh main campus, Bigelow Boulevard between Fifth Avenue and Forbes Avenue.  The exhibit will be set up between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Student Union building. 

Directions and Parking Information

Parking available at the Soldier's and Sailor's garage located on Bigelow Boulevard and also at various City of Pittsburgh parking kiosks.  Port Authority of Allegheny County offers many bus routes into Oakland. Scheduling information can be located at http://www.portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx.