Pathophysiology and Rehabilitation of Neural Dysfunction

Project: Research project

Description

This proposal seeks funding for the sixth cycle of our training program in Pathophysiology and Rehabilitation
of Neural Dysfunction (PRND). Over the life of this program, 43 predoctoral fellows, 30 postdoctoral fellows,
and 10 summer interns have been directly supported by this program. Over the same period, more than 200
additional trainees have benefitted from the activities supported by this T32 award. A majority of these trainees
remain in academia, and many are now established leaders in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Some of
the many examples include faculty at University of California Irvine, Case Western Reserve University,
Georgia Tech, University of Delaware, Johns Hopkins, University of Southern California, University of
Washington, and University of Pittsburgh. This past cycle alone, 11 of our former trainees directly supported
by this program received tenure-track faculty positions at leading US institutions. Others have brought their
rehabilitation research skills to non-academic settings including hospitals, major league sports teams, and
medical industries. The success of our trainees and their continued ability to find meaningful employment
supports our rationale that there remains a great need to train rehabilitation scientists who understand the
broad spectrum of problems confronting people with neurologic disabilities, and who possess the clinical,
scientific and quantitative skills to alleviate the burden on this growing population.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date5/1/174/30/22

Funding

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2T32HD007418-26)

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