University of Pittsburgh
September 13, 2009

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt, UPMC Leaders to Discuss "Eds-Meds" Role in Transforming Pittsburgh's Economy at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21

Presentation moderated by Newsweek's Senior Editor Howard Fineman Event includes tabletop demonstrations as well as several robots from 20 companies spun off from technologies developed by the three institutions
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-Media representatives and members of the G-20 summit delegation are invited to attend a presentation by Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. Cohon, University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, and UPMC President and CEO Jeffrey A. Romoff discussing how "eds-meds" is helping to transform Pittsburgh's economy. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Newsweek Senior Editor Howard Fineman will moderate the discussion.

Prior to the eds-meds discussion, there will be presentations and tabletop demonstrations-as well as several robots-by approximately 20 companies that have been spun off from the technologies developed by the three institutions. This event will be held in Soldiers and Sailors' Ballroom beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Following the 10:30 a.m. discussion, there will be cutting-edge technology and research tours hosted by Carnegie Mellon, Pitt, and UPMC, beginning at noon, 2, and 4 p.m. To register for the tours, visit www.edsmedspittsburgh.org. Members of the media and delegations must present photo identification from their organizations to participate in the tours.

Transportation to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall from Downtown will available to the media. Buses will depart Downtown at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. from the Liberty Avenue side of the Hilton Pittsburgh (600 Commonwealth St.), near Point State Park.

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