Symposium HighlightsKey participants in the development and implementation of the historic Freedom House Ambulance Service in the 1970s and the new UPMC and UPMC Health Plan initiated Freedom House 2.0 (FH 2.0) program. From left to right, Mitchell Brown, Emily Lovallo, MD, Philip Hallen, and John Moon. Mr. Brown and Mr. Moon were groundbreaking paramedics in the original Freedom House Program, Mr. Hallen was the President of the Falk Foundation which funded that historic program, and Dr. Lovallo is the current Medical Director of FH 2.0.

Dr. Geoff LingDr. Geoff Ling, CEO of On Demand Pharmaceuticals, and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital presenting the Peter and Eva Safar Lecture for the Sciences and Humanities.



highlights from the 19th Annual Safar SymposiumFrom left to right, Dr. Patrick Kochanek, Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, Dr. Geoffrey Ling, the Peter and Eva Safar lecturer, and Drs. Yan Xu, the Peter Winter Professor, and Aman Mahajan, The Peter Safar Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.


Symposium HighlightsFrom left to right, Inaugural Children’s Neuroscience Institute (CNI) Lecturer Dr. Alexis Topjian, Dr. Hülya Bayır, Director of the CNI, Dr. Ann Thompson, Vice Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Dr. Melinda Hamilton, Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics.


Jeffrey ChengJeffrey Cheng (left), laboratory manager, receiving the third S. William Stezoski Award for Technician Excellence from Dr. Patrick Kochanek, for his years of outstanding work at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research.



Jon PelletierJon Pelletier, MD (left) received the 2022 Nancy Caroline Award as the top fellow at the Safar Center. Jon was highly productive and was mentored by Drs. Robert Clark and Chris Horvat.