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October 27, 2016

Frontiers conference held on Pitt, CMU campuses

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President Barack Obama, flanked by two members of the presidential panel on brain science and information, Atul Gawande and Kafui Dzirasa, discusses the future of medicine and health care innovation in the White House Frontiers Conference plenary session Oct. 13. Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University cosponsored the conference.

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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher delivers welcoming remarks at the plenary session, held at Carnegie Mellon University’s Cohon University Center.

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The University hosted conference sessions on personal and global frontiers, and a demonstration area in Alumni Hall.

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Above left, Gallagher tries his hand at docking a shuttle at the International Space Station on a Boeing CST-100 Starliner training simulator in the conference exhibit hall in the Connolly Ballroom.

Above right, Gallagher tours the National Aeronautics and Space Administration display showcasing Mars explorations.

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