People news: UPitt, Orchid Medical

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Rory Cooper of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Spinal Cord Research Advisory Committee. As a member of the committee, Cooper will have an integral role in making recommendations to the Department of Health regarding research priorities, evaluation and accountability procedures, and related issues. “I am certain with your commitment, expertise and experience, your contribution to the committee will be invaluable,” wrote Secretary of Health Rachel Levine in a letter to Cooper. “Congratulations on your appointment”…Orchid Medical has announced that Brian Carwile, president and CEO, has transitioned to chairman of the board. Paul Taylor, the company’s COO, has been appointed president and CEO. David Anderson, vice president of operations, has been promoted to COO. Orchid Medical works with claims professionals and medical providers to cost-effectively manage and deliver care and services, including DME and supplies, and orthotics and prosthetics.