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Heinz History Center Dinner


Hosted by NNS Society Logo OFFICIAL sm clearbkgd    Registered attendees only;  $60 ticket required

Presention: Reflections on Peter Safar PITT Neurotrauma Family Tree (7:00-7:30)

Visit Museum Exhibits / Networking (7:30-10:00)

Movie Screening & Discussion: Freedom House (showing: 8:30-9:30; discussion 9:30-10:00)


Pittsburgh Celebrates the Neurotrauma Community

Please join us on Tuesday July 2nd for our annual NNS Gala Dinner to be held at the Heinz History Museum. The Heinz Museum exhibits focus on how Pittsburgh, Pittsburghers, and the local region have influenced the world. In keeping with this theme, we will also celebrate the University of Pittsburgh’s many contributions to neurotrauma and neuro-rehabilitation research and care. I believe that the Heinz History Museum is the perfect setting in which to appreciate the decades long transformative role that many at that University have had in advancing TBI and SCI research and care.

The evening will feature some remarks from Dr. Pat Kochanek about the Safar Center’s role in Neurotrauma Research as well as the impact that Peter Safar has had on the Neurotrauma community and care. We will also have a display of informational panels honoring Peter’s life and contributions. After dinner, we plan to show the Freedom House documentary of the first ambulance service in the United States and Peter Safar’s and Pittsburgh’s role in this historic advancement in prehospital medical care. This documentary will be shown by its Film Director, Gene Starzenski, and he will share a few remarks about his relationship with Peter Safar and about his interest in sharing this “uniquely Pittsburgh” story with the rest of the world.

Additionally, Ed Dixon will reflect on University of Pittsburgh faculty and trainees (past and present) that have helped shape and enrich our local neurotrauma and neurorehabilitation community. These remarks will accompany an unveiling and display of the Pittsburgh Neurotrauma Family Tree, which is currently under design by one of our very own neurotrauma trainees at the Safar Center, Anna Iouchmanov, and will feature University of Pittsburgh researchers, clinicians, and educators as well as key members of their trainee legacy.

So please come on out to enjoy the company of your colleagues and for some good food and good Pittsburgh Jazz music with the Louis Petinelli Jazz group. Tickets for this event are available for purchase in the NNS Webshop.

What is the Heinz History Center?  - click to view a short video


Pour on the excitement for 145 years of Heinz innovations as part of the History Center’s newest exhibition. 

Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.  


Visit the Special Collections Gallery to see original set pieces and exclusive artifacts from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Take a selfie on the vintage trolley or in front of the Wells Fargo stagecoach, retrace the steps of the Lewis & Clark expedition through the eyes of a famlily, or explore Shattering Notions, which traces the history of Pittsburgh as the center of the nation’s glass industry.  


See other current Museum Exhibits