Segal Appointed Co‐Interim Director of Rehabilitation Engineering Center

UNC Physical Therapy Division Director and Professor Rick Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named Co‐Interim Director of the newly formed Rehabilitation Engineering Center (REC) of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, an academic department co-located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Segal Appointed Co‐Interim Director of Rehabilitation Engineering Center click to enlarge Rick Segal, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Segal will work with fellow Co‐Interim Director Rick Wysk, PhD, from NCSU.

An initiative of the College of Engineering at NCSU and the School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, the REC is a state technical assistance, education, and research center that evaluates, designs, innovates, and promotes improved care and function for individuals with short- and long-term rehabilitation needs.  The center’s mission is to improve overall quality of life, personal and work environments, and products through careful study, analysis, research, design, and education of students and people with special needs.

Segal will be responsible for establishing the infrastructure of the center, funding seed grants for collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill and NCSU investigators, funding collaborations of PT students and senior undergraduate engineering students in carrying out design projects, establishing a seminar series, and beginning a yearly symposium.