NMEDA brings in UPitt to boost education, training

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

TAMPA, Fla., and PITTSBURGH – The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will oversee the education and training programs offered by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. 

The agreement calls for UPitt’s Amy Lane, an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist, who manages and operates SHRS’s Adaptive Driving Program, to serve as NMEDA’s director of education and training, and to spend at least 50% of her time devoted to the association. 

“The RST Department at Pitt is recognized globally for their expertise and innovation in all kinds of mobility applications,” said Christian Quandt of Advanced Wheels in East Granby, Conn., and NMEDA president. 

UPitt will also make available RST’s Continuing Education team to NMEDA to assist with their Learning Management System implementation and ongoing online education offerings. 

UPitt and NMEDA have worked together before, most recently on a “Rolling Disrupters” panel at NMEDA’s annual conference earlier this year that featured Dr. Rory Cooper, professor, RST, and founder and director of the Human Engineering Resources Laboratories at UPitt.