The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will provide approximately $30 million over a 5-year period to fund a network of centers to advance medical rehabilitation research.
The Medical Rehabilitation Research Network connects the research community with courses and workshops, research facilities, mentorship, and consultations and with experts at the network centers. The network also provides researchers with small grants to test new ideas. The aim of rehabilitation research is to promote recovery, adaptation, and functioning for patients with disabilities resulting from stroke, spinal cord injury or brain injury, developmental or degenerative disorders, or other persistent physical conditions.
The new network provides researchers with access to expertise in such areas as:
More information on the network and the recipients is available at this link.