Medical rehabilitation involves basic and clinical studies in the domains of pathophysiology, impairment, functional limitation, disability, and societal interaction. Increasingly, research breakthroughs and potential therapeutic strategies are the results of integrating expertise from allied fields as well as building up a core understanding of rehabilitative mechanisms and clinical outcomes.
Access to technologies and approaches from allied fields is key to promoting multidisciplinary collaborations and developing research opportunities and enhancing the capability of medical rehabilitation investigators to understand mechanisms of functional recovery, develop therapeutic strategies, and improve the lives of people with disabilities.
The MR3 Network comprises six resource centers around the United States.
These centers provide infrastructure and access to expertise, technologies, and resources from allied fields in order to promote multidisciplinary collaborations, develop research opportunities and enhance the capability of medical rehabilitation investigators to understand mechanisms of functional recovery, develop therapeutic strategies, and improve the lives of people with disabilities.
MR3 Network opportunities include:
These resource centers are funded by the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), which is home to the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), in collaboration with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).
The REACT Center serves as the home site of the MR3 Network Coordinating Center.