Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network

Map of MR3 sites

The Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network comprises six Rehabilitation Research Resource Centers that provide infrastructure and access to expertise, technologies, and resources to foster clinical and translational research in medical rehabilitation. MR3 Network centers offer expertise from the cell to whole body across the lifespan to implementation into practice with expertise in regenerative rehabilitation, neuromodulation, pediatric rehabilitation, technology for real-world assessment, and translation/ dissemination research.

Latest News

AR3T Mini Regenerative Rehabilitation Career Development Program

The AR3T Mini Regenerative Rehabilitation Career Development Program is designed to support junior faculty with the goal of writing and refining novel grant submissions. Awardees are paired with a mentor from one of over twenty AR3T researchers whose area of expertise complements the recipient’s area of research. Examples of past pairings include Dr. Karina Nakayama (OHSU) with Dr. Bryan Brown (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Shailly Jariwala (USUHS) with Dr. Linda Noble-Haeusslein (University of Texas at Austin). New opportunities will be available soon to participate in this program!

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

November 16, 2020

AR3T Frontiers of Regenerative Rehabilitation Speaker Series

The Frontiers of Regenerative Rehabilitation Speaker Series’ second presentation will be given by Dr. Lewis A. Wheaton, Associate Professor and director of the Cognitive Motor Control Laboratory at Georgia Tech, on Jan. 15, 2021, at 11am EST. His research focuses on understanding aspects of human motor control rehabilitation in aging, stroke and amputation. Register here. A small group of trainees and junior investigators will be able to meet with Dr. Wheaton following the main presentation as part of an intimate, “Meet the Mentor” opportunity.

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

November 16, 2020

C-STAR announces two new webinars available in their Academy Online Store

Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning to Enhance Ability – Learn about wearable sensors that can be used in rehabilitation, emerging techniques to track movements from regular video, and games designed to further rehabilitation objectives.

Community Stakeholder Engagement in Translational Research: Introduction to Concepts, Methods, and Resources – Learn about community engagement processes and the resources available to researchers offered through the Center for Community Health at Northwestern University.

Center for Smart Use of Technology to Assess Real-world Outcomes (C-STAR)

October 29, 2020

LeaRRn Center Grand Rounds Webinar

LeaRRn Grand Rounds provide clinical examples of topics presented in webinars with opportunities for participant engagement. Registration is free to attend and limited to 75 participants. The first Grand Rounds session is presented by Alan Jette, PT, Ph.D., “Challenges in Adopting Systematic Outcome Measurement in the Learning Health System” on November 10th.

Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn)

October 29, 2020

Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Can Physical Activity Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users?

Registration is now open for the Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Can Physical Activity Improve the Health of Wheelchair Users? This meeting, sponsored by the NIH Office of Disease Prevention, NCMRR, NICHD, and NINDS was rescheduled from March 2020 and will be held virtually December 1-3, 2020. If you registered previously, you will need to re-register. 

National Institutes of Health

October 29, 2020

Regenerative Rehabilitation Lightning Talks Competition

AR3T invites junior investigators and trainees to submit short, 3-minute video presentations of their research, which will be made public for viewing and judging. Top submissions will receive awards and select submissions will be invited to present during a speaker series in the spring.

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

October 20, 2020

Comment on the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation

 

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development invites input from researchers, advocates/self-advocates, healthcare providers, families and other valued stakeholders in the field. Please take a few moments to review and consider the six proposed themes and objectives, and to provide commentary to help inform the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation that will be submitted to the National Advisory Board for the Medical Rehabilitation Research by NCMRR in December 2020.

 

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

 

October 20, 2020

NC NM4R Pilot Project Funding grant applications open

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation at the Medical University of South Carolina is pleased to announce that it will fund four pilot grants for up to $37,500 for a 12-month period. Through these Pilot Grants, NC NM4R will provide short-term funding for studies designed to promote translational or clinical rehabilitation neuroscience research that uses neuromodulatory techniques and methodologies, or which may increase understanding of the underlying neurobiological mechanisms of NM4R.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation

October 7, 2020

Registration open for NC NM4R Spinal Cord Plasticity in Motor Control Meeting, December 1 and 4, 2020

This symposium will focus on the role of activity-dependent spinal cord plasticity in motor control and motor learning in health and disease. The topics addressed will include: spinal cord plasticity during motor learning and in response to trauma and disease; interactions between brain and spinal cord plasticity; physiological and anatomical mechanisms underlying spinal cord plasticity and its impact on behavior; induction and guidance of plasticity in spinal reflex pathways and in corticospinal connections; activity-dependent neuromuscular plasticity; therapeutic applications of spinal cord plasticity; and related subjects.  The meeting will be offered online December 1 and 4, 2020. Register now!

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation

October 6, 2020

LeaRRn Center launches webinar series: Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care

LeaRRn center will open its new webinar series, "Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care," with a presentation entitled "Essence of the Learning Health System" by Charles Friedman on October 27, 2020. 

Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn)

September 28, 2020

NC NM4R Transcranial Focused Ultrasound (tFUS) for Neuromodulation Workshop, October 1, 2020,

What is needed before transcranial focused ultrasound can become a clinical rehabilitation technique?” tFUS is a non-invasive form of neuromodulation with the ability to target deep structures. The use of tFUS is an emerging field of study with questions remaining around the use of tFUS to safely treat neurological and psychological diseases in humans. This online workshop will feature presentations and discussion on the topics of tFUS principles, safety, combined modes of neuromodulation, and the use of tFUS to treat pain and disorders of consciousness.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation

September 25, 2020

NC NM4R Introduction to Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Workshop, November 16 through 19, 2020

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce a range of concepts of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation and give skills in basic TMS, tDCS, and operant conditioning of motor evoked potential. neurophysiology.  The Intro Workshop will be offered online November 16 through 19, 2020.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation

September 25, 2020

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine's 74th Annual Meeting, September 23 through 26, 2020

The National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center (C-PROGRESS) will be in attendance and presenting at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine's 74th Annual Meeting, September 23 through 26, 2020. AACPDM is a professional partner with C-PROGRESS.

The National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center (C-PROGRESS)

September 16, 2020

9th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, November 4 through 6, 2021

The Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) has postponed the 9th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation until November 4 through 6, 2021.

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

September 15, 2020

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) Pilot Projects Funding Opportunity

The Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T) is looking to support researchers who propose interdisciplinary approaches combining regenerative medicine with mechanical stimulation, with the aim of optimizing outcomes.  A proposed project must include both a regenerative medicine component as well as a rehabilitative/mechanotransductive component. We encourage you to consider collaborating with one of AR3T’s researchers.  A letter of intent to apply is due September 20, 2020. More information is available at the AR3T pilot grants website.

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

August 31, 2020

Restore Center Pilot Projects Funding Opportunity

The Restore Center at Stanford University is creating a worldwide collaboration to gain insights from real-world data on rehabilitation outcomes. The Center is seeking innovative proposals that will accelerate the use of sensor and video technology in rehabilitation research and will advance real-world monitoring and delivery of medical rehabilitation.  Deadline for applications:  October 1, 2020. Learn more and apply

Center for Reliable Sensor Technology-Based Outcomes for Rehabilitation (RESTORE)

August 31, 2020

C-STAR Pilot Projects Funding Opportunity

The Center for Smart Use of Technology to Assess Real World Outcomes (C-STAR) is looking for innovative ideas that explore the smart use of technology that will have real-world impact for our patients. Priority will be given to researchers in the early stages of their independent career. Deadline for applications:  October 1, 2020.  Visit C-STAR Pilot Projects for more information.

Center for Smart Use of Technology to Assess Real-world Outcomes (C-STAR)

August 31, 2020

NCMRR Rehabilitation Research News: August 21, 2020

NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

August 21, 2020

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research neuroimaging virtual workshop

Addressing Neuroimaging Challenges Across Populations and Settings workshop will address challenges associated with neuroimaging across a range of populations, settings, and approaches to study design and analysis on September 21 and 22, 2020

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

August 19, 2020

NIH Rehabilitation Research 2020 Conference

NIH is pleased to announce that registration is open for the Rehabilitation Research 2020: Envisioning a Functional Future Conference, October 15 and 16, 2020, in a completely virtual format.  There is no cost to attend.  Abstract submission for the virtual poster session has been extended to August 15.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

July 29, 2020

C-STAR Pilot Project Funding Applications

Pilot Project Funding application submission for 2021 open from August 7 to October 1, 2020

Center for Smart Use of Technology to Assess Real-world Outcomes (C-STAR)

July 22, 2020

NCMRR Rehabilitation Research News: June 12, 2020

NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

June 12, 2020

Request for Information (RFI) on Developing an Online Educational Resource for Training in the Principles of Rigorous Research

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

May 29, 2020

NCMRR Rehabilitation Research News: May 15,2020

NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

May 15, 2020