McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, is the new Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ambrosio’s primary responsibility in her new role will be to coordinate and supervise operations, including clinical and research initiatives, associated with rehabilitation programs offered through UPMC International. Currently, she is working with colleagues from UPMC Italy toward the development of an Integrative Wellness Center in Tuscany. This Center, which is slated to open in February 2017, will operate as an advanced and integrated center for preventative medicine focusing on primary and secondary prevention of metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, and musculoskeletal dysfunction. The longer-term research objective is to establish a biomarker discovery platform to aid in the identification of minimally invasive indicators of health status over time, with the goal of optimizing the efficacy of rehabilitation interventions. The center in Tuscany will serve as a prototype for multiple similar centers around the world.