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Media Tour of Newly Expanded UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program 

WHAT: A hands-on, media-only tour of the new second floor – 3,500 square feet, nine examination rooms for a multi-specialty staff of 24 – devoted solely to assessing, treating, managing and researching all aspects of sports-related concussion

WHO: Michael “Micky” Collins, Ph.D., director of the 12-year-old, first-of-its-kind program; other program clinicians and researchers; and patients

WHEN: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2012

WHERE: Second floor, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, 3200 South Water St., Pittsburgh

WHY:

  • Opportunity to shoot and tour the new facilities where UPMC sees most of its 13,000 concussion patients each year
  • Introduction to the first-of-its-kind under one roof, multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management
  • Chance to see a patient undergoing vestibular, exertion and medicine therapies, clinical examination and more –- potential b-roll/file art for future concussion stories
  • Opportunity to interview the experts whose research and best-practices are followed and mirrored the world over, as well as patients who have benefited from the program’s expertise

Media interested in covering this event should contact Chuck Finder at 412-996-5852 or FinderCE@upmc.edu.

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