Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, Receives Carnegie Science Award

September 26, 2020

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPTDirector of Rehabilitation for UPMC International and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, is the 2020 recipient of the Carnegie Science Award in the Life Sciences category. She officially received her award at the virtual 24th Annual Carnegie Science Awards Celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Established in 1997, Carnegie Science Awards have honored the accomplishments of nearly 600 exceptional innovators whose contributions in the fields of science, technology, and education have led to significant economic or societal benefits for the Western Pennsylvania region. In acknowledgment of Dr. Ambrosio’s excellent work and dedication, a committee of peers selected her from a field of highly qualified candidates to receive this honor.

Dr. Ambrosio holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering, Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and Environmental & Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh. She also serves as a member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Executive Committee. Her research has the long-term goal of developing Regenerative Rehabilitation approaches to enhance skeletal muscle function with increasing age and in the setting of disease.

Dr. Ambrosio has published and recorded several educational modules on the topic of Regenerative Rehabilitation and has assumed national leadership roles in several work group efforts to promote the integration of regenerative medicine technologies with rehabilitation approaches.

View a list of Dr. Ambrosio’s publications here.


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