Groundbreaking traumatic brain scan technology to be presented At UPJ’s Murtha Center on Thursday
JOHNSTOWN, Oct. 6 – State Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Cambria/Somerset, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee forum to discuss groundbreaking traumatic brain scan technology at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness, 450 Schoolhouse Road.
The chief scientist of this technology, Dr. Walt Schneider from the University of Pittsburgh, will give an hour-long presentation, with questions to follow from state legislators, panelists and students. Barbin’s H.B. 1784 would provide additional funds to allow more veterans to access this new technology.
The current agenda is:
10 a.m. – Welcome and opening remarks
10:10 a.m. – Panel from the University of Pittsburgh:
Senior scientist, Learning Research and Development Center
Professor of psychology and radiology, University of Pittsburgh
Professor of neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Executive board member, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Co-director, Neurotrauma Clinical Trials Center
Assistant professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
11:10 a.m. – Questions
11:50 a.m. – Closing remarks
Media coverage is invited.