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Policy grant signals 'tide is shifting'

September 30, 2020Tracy Orzel

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh, among others, has received a $2.5 million grant over five years to investigate a new health coverage policy for complex rehab wheelchairs. The University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), UPMC Health Plan, The Ohio State University, University of Michigan and key disability, industry, and policy stakeholders, will be working together on the project. “We...

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Complex rehab 'takes next step' with new program

September 11, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - More than anything, the University of Pittsburgh's new Master of Rehabilitation Technology program will help to raise awareness among young professionals that specializing in assistive technology is a valid profession, says Mark Schmeler. So far, the department has received MRT applications from 10 students, mostly with engineering or pre-health science degrees, with a goal of up to 20 for the first year of the program. “There's a lot of potential workforce talent out there that...

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UPitt surveys attendees on ISS

September 2, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh is surveying prospective attendees of the 37th International Seating Symposium about their likelihood of attending the event, depending on the pandemic situation. The four-question survey asks attendees: What is your primary purpose for attending ISS; if by Jan. 15, the pandemic situation has not improved or changed, would you plan on attending the event in-person, attend remotely or not attend at all; if the situation has improved (i.e. a reliable vaccine...

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UPitt wins grant to research accessible autonomous vehicles

August 21, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh's Human Engineering Research Laboratories has received $1 million in grant funding to research the effects of accessible autonomous vehicles and other mobility services. HERL, in consortium with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Catholic University of America, is one of four recipients of the new Tier 1 University Transportation Center grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. “These investments in four new transportation...

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UPitt launches new master's degree to build ATP workforce

July 1, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology will launch a new 35-credit Master of Rehabilitation Technology (MRT) degree in the fall semester of 2020. The goal: focus more on practical applications and the skills necessary for students to seek employment as an ATP in a growing job market. “Given an aging population who want to age in place and people surviving and living longer with disabilities, the demand for ATPs will only continue to grow...

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People news: UPitt, Orchid Medical

October 3, 2019HME News Staff

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...

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UPitt accepting applications for assistive technology course

September 17, 2019HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Continuing Education (RSTCE) is now accepting applications for its 2020 AT CERT course. The course will cover wheelchairs, communications devices and sensory aids in a blended online and hands-on learning format. “The AT CERT course is moving into its seventh year with more than 200 past attendees who have a near perfect pass rate on the RESNA ATP certification exam,” said Mark Schmeler, PhD,...

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ATP backlog: UPitt puts up money

May 17, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology has stepped up efforts to increase the number of ATPs.The department is offering eight $10,000 scholarships to incoming students in the Master of Science in Rehab Technology program this fall. Students are eligible to sit for the ATP exam soon after graduation.“The bigger picture is to make it more affordable for people to go to school, and to try and backfill the number of ATPs that we're going to...

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UPitt to offer scholarships

April 12, 2019HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology at the University of Pittsburgh has established scholarships valued at up to $10,000 for candidates interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Technology. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the assistive technology professional board examination soon after graduation. The RT master's program is currently 44 credits that can be completed in one or two years. Courses cover topics that include manual...

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UPitt conducting survey on repairs

April 11, 2019HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh is conducting a web-based survey on wheelchair repairs to gain understanding of challenges, strategies and opportunities for complex rehab technology service delivery. The survey is for ATPs, technicians, managers/owners and staff in the U.S. who support repairs. Findings from the survey may be used to assist with lobbying activities. Survey respondents will have the chance to win a year of free online CEUs. The survey is open until April 26 and can be taken...

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