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Alumnus: Virtual reality key to overcoming disorders

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Skip Rizzo

Albert "Skip" Rizzo, PhD '91, spoke to the Binghamton University Forum in March about how virtual reality technology can provide an immersive environment to treat and improve the lives of those with post-traumatic stress and other
disorders.

Here, he is pictured describing recent advances in virtual reality-based exposure therapy to students and faculty at the Watson School's Seymour Kunis Media Core, which was
established by benefactor Gary Kunis '73, LHD '02.

Rizzo, who earned his doctorate in psychology, has been profiled on CNN. He is director of Medical Virtual Reality
for the University of California's Institute for Creative Technologies and research professor in the University of Southern California's Department of Psychiatry and School of Gerontology.

Last Updated: 1/20/17