Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pitt launches Hurlburt lab

PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh recently launched a Warrior Human Performance Research Center at Hurlburt Field, Fla., to conduct performance-optimization and injury-prevention research. The new site with the Air Force Special Operations Command brings this 8-year-old program to a third military branch. It already has sites at three Naval Special Warfare SEALs operations -- Little Creek, Va., Stennis Space Center, Miss., and Coronado, Calif., and at one Army Special Operations post at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Warrior Human Performance Research Centers help to design physical-training programs to improve individual performance and reduce injury, said Timothy Sell, Ph.D, the principal investigator on the AFSOC research with the Department of Defense. (Source: Gant Daily, 02/20/14)