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:

  • Dr. Walt Schneider

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

  • Dr. Ava Puccio

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.