University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) recently appointed McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Rory Cooper, PhD, as its Associate Dean for Inclusion. Dr. Cooper, Distinguished Professor and FISA/Paralyzed Veterans of America Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, also is Director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories.
McGowan Institute affiliated faculty member Anthony Delitto, PhD, SHRS Dean, said: “Dr. Cooper is a most appropriate choice to fill the role of Associate Dean for Inclusion in our school. He has a personal and professional understanding of and appreciation for the needs of people with disabilities and has worked tirelessly to improve access to services, education, housing, and transportation and is a strong, visible advocate for the disabilities community.”
Dr. Cooper has 20 patents awarded or pending, has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, and has co-authored two books and co-edited three others including Care of the Combat Amputee.