ACC Distinguished Lecturer

“Forging a New Future for People with Disabilities through Technology and Inclusion”

Dr. Rory Alan Cooper Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology and Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Dr. Cooper has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed journal publications and two books, including the award-winning “Care of the Combat Amputee.” He is an avid wheelchair athlete and past world/national record holder at various distances in wheelchair racing. A U.S. Army veteran with a spinal cord injury, Dr. Cooper is the director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation. In 2009, Dr. Cooper was featured on a Cheerios cereal box for this achievements and, a year later, was pictured with one of his robots in Popular Science for his robotics work aiding older adults and people with disabilities.

Wednesday, February 1 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. College of Medicine Auditorium (MSA) 1115 W Call St., Tallahassee, FL Continental breakfast beginning at 9:00, with lecture to follow. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

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