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AAAS/Science Webinar: Imagining the Future of Neuromodulation, Wednesday, September 15, 2021

On September 15, 2021, at 12 noon EDT, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Science journal will present a webinar: Imagining the future of neuromodulation: New applications to treat disease and enhance health. Featuring Stanisa Raspopovic, Ph.D.; Weijian Yang, Ph.D.; Luming Li, Ph.D.; and James Jin Wang, M.D.; this webinar will present their latest work on neurotechnologies for peripheral nervous system interfacing and 3D holographic optogenetics for brain stimulation; discuss the translation of neuromodulation advances to the clinic, including the primary hurdles that need to be overcome; and examine the future of these and other neuromodulation techniques. Register now!

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted September 10, 2021

NC NM4R Pilot Project Grant Funding Program applications open, Letters of Intent to apply are due October 1, 2021

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitationwill fund four Pilot Project Grants in the amount of 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.  Letters of Intent are due October 1, so please see more information.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R)

Posted September 1, 2021

NC NM4R and AR3T announce the first award of their Joint Neuromodulation and Regenerative Rehabilitation Funding Program

The Joint NC NM4R and AR3T Neuromodulation and Regenerative Rehabilitation Funding Program supports development of novel lines of research that use combined neuromodulatory and regenerative medicine approaches to optimize functional outcomes. We're proud to announce that the first funding in this program has been awarded to Koyal Garg, Ph.D., for her work integrating previously-optimized regenerative and rehabilitative technologies to accelerate functional recovery of muscle tissue following trauma.

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T) and National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R)

Posted August 20, 2021

NICHD presents workshop three of the STRIVE for Change workshop series : Societal Influences on Health and Health Disparities during Childhood, August 25, 12:30 to 5 EDT

"Societal Influences on Health and Health Disparities during Childhood" will be the third virtual workshop in NICHD's STRIVE Initiative STRIVE for Change series.  With keynote speakers Maria Trent, M.D., MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, and Bettina Beech, Ph.D., MPH, of University of Houston, this event will be held online from 12:30 to 5:00 PM on August 25, 2021. Register now and learn more about the STRIVE for Change workshop series!

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted August 20, 2021

Restore Center Pilot Project Grant applications are due October 1

The Restore Center is seeking proposals for our pilot project program. The program awards seed grants to innovative and meritorious projects that will accelerate the use of sensor and video technology in rehabilitation research and will advance real-world monitoring and delivery of medical rehabilitation for individuals with impaired movement. Applicants can request up to $30,000 in funding. We encourage all applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as well as those with disabilities, to apply. Applications are due October 1, 2021. Learn more and apply

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

Posted August 16, 2021

Restore Center Virtual Office Hours for Biomechanical Modeling or Machine Learning Research Questions

Restore Center is pleased to announce we will be holding Virtual Office Hours on the weeks of September 13 and September 20, 2021, to support researchers working with wearable sensors, video technology, and other modalities in rehabilitation research. We will have two tracks: 1) Biomechanical modeling with OpenSim and IMUs or video, and 2) Machine learning, including video analysis. All phases of a research project are supported, such as formulating a research question, choosing and planning appropriate methods, and addressing issues with carrying out the study. We welcome and encourage individuals to apply as a team, if relevant. Application deadline: September 3, 2021, 5 PM local time. Learn more and apply

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

Posted August 16, 2021

Restore Center Webinar: Accelerating Image-Based Knee Osteoarthritis Research Using Deep Learning–Research Examples and Best Practices

Using deep learning to automatically assess individuals' disease status from medical images is an active area of research that is poised to change how outcomes are measured in our field. In this webinar, Kevin Thomas from Stanford University will discuss his research on using deep learning models to automatically analyze knee X-rays and MRIs of individuals with osteoarthritis. His models produced results that agreed with experts as closely as experts agree with one another. He will also share tips and tricks for conducting similar analyses in your own research. This event will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. Register now

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

Posted August 16, 2021

IREK12 is seeking applications for career developement grants in movement and rehabilitation sciences

The Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Program (IREK12) in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences is seeking applications from junior faculty members interested in a career development opportunity in the area of quantitative movement and rehabilitation sciences. The goal of this K12 program is to recruit and train scholars with engineering and other quantitative backgrounds to become successful rehabilitation scientists in basic, translational and/or clinical research. This will be accomplished through a wide spectrum of career development opportunities in translational rehabilitation research, spanning from basic human and animal research to quantitative clinical assessments, device development, and clinical trials. In addition to these training opportunities, each award provides up to two years of financial support that includes $100k for salary and benefits, and $25k for research and training related expenses. Further details on our K12 program can be found at http://irek12.org/.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted July 21, 2021

An archive of video recordings from MR3 Network's inaugural scientific retreat on Precision Rehabilitation is now available

Video recordings of the Zoom sessions from the MR3 Network's inaugural scientific retreat discussing Precision Rehabilitation are now available on this website! We're pleased to share these recordings with the community as a part of our goal of fostering medical rehabilitation research.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted July 19, 2021

Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) Workshop applications now open!

Are you an early career rehabilitation research scientist interested in boosting your grantwriting skills to the next level? TIGRR will soon accept applications for the 2022 cohort of mentees. This 4-day workshop offers the expertise and support needed to improve success obtaining research grants from federal and foundation funding agencies. The program brings together a nationally recognized group of mentors who work one-on-one with mentees to develop their funding proposals. Program officers from agencies such as NIH, NSF, VA, NIDILRR, and others share advice on fund- ing mechanisms available at their agencies. The workshop dates are January 10 to 14, 2022, and we are accepting applicants through August 6.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted July 16, 2021

NIH Publishes two new Research Opportunity Announcements as part of the Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) initiative

The NIH has published two additional Research Opportunity Announcements (ROAs) as part of the NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) initiative: one on a Mobile Health Platform and one on PASC Data Repositories. The solicited research will improve understanding of and develop strategies to prevent and treat post-acute manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection across the lifespan.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted July 14, 2021

NICHD announces STrategies to enRich Inclusion and acheiVe Equity (STRIVE) Initiative

NICHD's new STRIVE Initiative aims to reinforce equity, diversity, and inclusion within NICHD’s workforce; Foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in the broader scientific workforce and among trainees; and understand how to mitigate, through research, the root causes of health disparities that may result from structural racism and discrimination, and develop potential solutions to reduce or address these disparities.  The initiative's STRIVE for Change workshop series kicks off series on July 14 with “Establishing a New Frontier in Health Disparities Research Across the Lifecourse.”

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted July 9, 2021

MR3 Network's Precision Rehabilitation Retreat continues, will be archived online, and offers info on funding opportunities

MR3 Network's Precision Rehabilitation Retreat will continue June 30, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 4 PM EDT, and you can still register to attend!  If you're unable to attend, the meeting will be archived on this website.  In the meantime, you can check out funding opportunities for medical rehabilitation research.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted June 29, 2021

National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies "Scientific and Engineering Principles of Adaptive Neurotechnologies" Focus Course, July 2021

The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) is accepting applications for our virtual Focus Course on the “Scientific and Engineering Principles of Adaptive Neurotechnologies.” This Course provides scientists, engineers, and clinicians with scientific and engineering knowledge needed to understand and participate in the rapidly growing field of adaptive neurotechnologies.  Registration is open, with a fee discount extended until June 15, so apply now!

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted June 10, 2021

NC NM4R faculty member George Wittenberg, M.D., Ph.D., has a position opening in his Pittsburgh-based lab, to start around October 1, 2021.

The laboratory is part of the Human Engineering Research Laboratory and Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, with affiliations at the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and Carnegie Mellon University, and the position would be offered through the Department of Veterans affairs. Techniques used include transcranial magnetic stimulation, exoskeleton robotics, and MRI. The environment is excellent for training in general, and particularly in motor rehabilitation after neurological injury. Please see more information or email Dr. Wittenberg.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R)

Posted June 4, 2021

Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) requests applications for pilot study funding

CoHSTAR is pleased to announce that in 2021, we seek to fund two pilot studies: an open call and a new diversity-targeted opportunity specifically designed for physical therapists from under-represented groups, funded by Dr. Theresa Shireman and the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University.  Pilot studies may be designed to provide preliminary data that will support larger subsequent funding efforts, or develop infrastructure (new instruments, data registries, etc.) needed to pursue physical therapy health services research questions.  Please see more about the program and how to apply.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted June 3, 2021

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research and National Institute of Child and Human Development offer Medical Rehabilitation Research Speaker Series

The Medical Rehabilitation Research Speaker Series will offer its first presentation on May 21, 2021, with James Finley, PhD, director of the Locomotor Control Laboratory in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California, and Ela Plow, Ph.D., PT, of the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute, presenting their advances in the field of stroke rehabilitation.  Register to attend via Zoom!

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted May 14, 2021

National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research's May meeting now available

The May 3, 2021, meeting of the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research is now available for streaming online via the National Insititutes of Health's Videocast platform.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted May 14, 2021

NIH UNITE Initiative for Ending Structural Racism presents first Virtual Town Hall on Achieving Racial Equity at NIH on April 30, 10:30 to 11:30 AM ET

The National Institutes of Health's UNITE Initiative will present its first Virtual Town Hall on Achieving Racial Equity at NIH on April 30, 10:30 to 11:30 AM ET.  This program will discuss facets of racism, policies, and processes to report incidents of discrimination, and how the UNITE Initiative and agency-wide racial equity efforts are working to create a more equitable and inclusive work environment for all. Please review the Ending Structural Racism webpage and submit your questions to UNITEInitiative@nih.gov by close of business on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted April 23, 2021

MR3 Network webinar, "Navigating Research Productivity during the COVID-19 Pandemic," video now available

The MR3 Network is pleased to present a video recording of our March 18, 2021, webinar, "Navigating Research Productivity during the COVID-19 Pandemic." This webinar featured Sara Knox, PT, DPT, Ph.D., of Medical University of SC; Kat Steele, Ph.D., of University of Washington; and Eric Perrault, Ph.D., of Northwestern University; discussing strategies for maintaining research productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted April 9, 2021

MR3 Network's first scientific retreat will be a two-day virtual discussion of Precision Rehabilitation

The retreat will be held entirely virtually, on June 29 and 30, 2021, via Zoom, and will feature presentations from Drs. Amy Wagner, Massimo Cristofanilli, Steven Wolf, and Theresa Hayes Cruz. All are invited to attend and this event is free of charge. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted April 8, 2021

C-STAR opens Pilot Projects funding applications for the 2021 cycle

For the 2021 cycle, C-STAR will fund four projects supporting the development of novel research that explores the smart use of technology to assess motor and cognitive performance and/or outcomes in laboratory, clinical, or community settings. Each project may receive up to $25,000 in direct costs that must be expended within 12 months of the study start date, and awardees will also receive mentorship from top leaders in engineering, clinical, outcomes and implementation science research. Please visit the C-STAR Pilot Projects webpage for full information and application instructions.

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

Posted March 31, 2021

AR3T announces "Rising Stars of Regenerative Rehabilitation" Virtual Seminar Series

AR3T, in partnership with the International Consortium for Regenerative Rehabilitation, is pleased to announce the Rising Stars Virtual Seminar Series, starting March 19, 2021. The young investigators selected to present in this inaugural series are great examples of how combining individual expertise with opportunities such as AR3T mentorships and sabbaticals can help develop innovative lines of regenerative rehabilitation research. Please see series info and register for individual seminars.

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

Posted March 23, 2021

AR3T Coffee Hours offer opportunities to meet in a small-group setting with AR3T’s directors

AR3T Coffee Hours will provide you with a similar and exclusive opportunity to meet in a small-group setting with AR3T's directors. These sessions are intended for junior faculty, medical residents, and trainees interested in career advice, guidance, and mentoring from experts in the field of regenerative rehabilitation. Due to the intimate nature of these sessions, participation will be limited, so learn more and register now!

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

Posted March 23, 2021

AR3T and partners to present Ninth Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, November 4 to 6, 2021

The Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation features renowned researchers and clinicians from around the world, focusing on this emerging field, and encouraging the participation of scientists, clinicians and physical therapists who are in the fields of regenerative medicine, engineering, physical medicine, rehabilitation and more in an agenda designed to create a platform for bridging these areas of expertise in a setting that fosters discussion, interaction, cross-discipline pollination and networking.

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training (AR3T)

Posted March 23, 2021

Restore Center shares resources from its webinar “Quantitative Movement Analysis Using Single-camera Videos”

Did you miss the Restore Center webinar featuring Lukasz Kidzinski from Stanford presenting his work on “Quantitative Movement Analysis Using Single-camera Videos?” You can access the recordings of the research presentation and the tutorial from YouTube. You can also run a demo of the algorithms through the study website or through the tutorial notebook.

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

Posted March 23, 2021

C-STAR now offers five webinars for free viewing

C-STAR now has five webinars available in Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s "The Academy." These free courses are: "Automated Video Analysis of Motor Impairments" by Luca Lonini, Ph.D.; "Community Stakeholder Engagement in Translational Research: Introduction to Concepts, Methods, and Resources" by Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH; "Developing Advanced Prototypes for Clinical Testing and Commercial Translation" by  Levi Hargrove, Ph.D.; "The 'Business' of the Science Business" by Rick Lieber, Ph.D., MBA; and "Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning to Enhance Ability" by James Cotton, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Posted March 23, 2021

C-STAR Pilot Project Funding applications for 2021 to open in April 2021

Clinicians and researchers with innovative ideas for the use of technology in rehabilitation research are eligible to apply, and priority will be given to those in the early stages of their independent career. C-STAR will fund four projects with up to $25,000 in direct costs that must be expended within 12-months of study start date. Awardees will also receive mentorship from top leaders in engineering, clinical, outcomes, and implementation science. Check the C-STAR Pilot Projects page in April for pilot project updates, more information, and details.

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

Posted March 23, 2021

LeaRRn's webinar series, “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care,” continues on March 31 and April 9

Register now for LeaRRn's next Webinar, “Consumer Informatics and Digital Inclusion: Implications for Research on Engagement” presented by Dr. Margo Edmunds, on March 31st, 2021, from  2:30 to 4:00 PM ET. This webinar will be followed by a Grand Rounds, "Developing and executing stakeholder-engaged rehabilitation research" presented by Dr. Natalie Leland on April 9, 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET. These events are part of LeaRRn's webinar series, “Using Health System Research to Revolutionize Rehabilitation Care.” You can find out more about this series, and our upcoming and archived events by visiting the website or the events page.

Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn)

Posted March 23, 2021

LeaRRn is proud to announce first Pilot Awardee, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, MPT, PhD.

Dr. Stevens-Lapsley is a Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She is also a Health Scientist at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. Her LeaRRn pilot award will leverage informatics best practices in the context of quality improvement and implementation science to generate user-friendly data collection tools and processes associated with high-intensity rehabilitation.  Elizabeth Chen, PhD, an expert in biomedical informatics,.will serve as the LeaRRn mentor on this pilot.

Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn)

Posted March 23, 2021

LeaRRn survey to assess familiarity with and interest in Learning Health Systems research.

LeaRRn has created a Rehabilitation Research Needs Assessment Survey to assess familiarity with and interest in LHS research. Responses will help us develop educational and training activities that are aligned with your needs. Make your voice heard by completing this 10 to 15 minute Qualtrics survey!

Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn)

Posted March 23, 2021

NC NM4R-supported Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation project receives FDA breakthrough device designation

BabySTRONG is a neonatal feeding aid that uses taVNS for premature and at-risk infants who present issues in their feeding efforts. The development of this device was funding in part by NC NM4R. For more information about the BabySTRONG system, please watch the overview video.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation (NC NM4R)

Posted March 23, 2021

NC NM4R Transcranial Focused Ultrasound Workshop video archive available

All of the presentations from our October Transcranial Focused Ultrasound Workshop are now available for viewing on the NC NM4R website. This well-received workshop featured 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 (NC NM4R)

Posted March 23, 2021

NC NM4R and AR3T joint Neuromodulation and Regenerative Rehabilitation Pilot Funding Letters of Intent due April 1

NC NM4R and AR3T are collaborating to offer this unique pilot funding opportunity to support researchers in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary research that combines neuromodulation and technologies that promote regeneration. One $40,000 grant will be awarded, and the proposed project must include both a regenerative medicine component and a neuromodulation component. Please see more information and submit a Letter of Intent by April 1, 2021.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation and Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training

Posted March 23, 2021

First MR3 Network Scientific Retreat will cover precision rehabilitation

How do we choose the best rehabilitation interventions for our patients? What makes an intervention better for one patient over another? Patient-specific intervention in rehabilitation is a growing need. Join us for free over two-days as we explore the concept of “precision rehabilitation.” Listen as experts in related fields set the framework for how precision medicine has been successful, hear about resources that may be available from MR3 Centers and funding agencies, and help set the direction for future areas of research and implementation.

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted March 23, 2021

Sign up for the NCMRR Rehabilitation Research Newsletter

To receive bi-monthly email updates from the National Center of Medical Rehabilitation Research, including information on funding opportunities, notices, meetings, and job opportunities, subscribe to the NCMRR Rehabilitation Research newsletter. Newsletter back issues are also available. 

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (MR3) Network

Posted March 23, 2021

Restore Center offers Virtual Office Hours for biomechanical modeling or machine learning research questions

Restore will be holding Virtual Office Hours to support researchers working with wearable sensors, video technology, and other modalities in rehabilitation research. Two tracks are offered: 1) biomechanical modeling with OpenSim and IMUs or video, and 2) machine learning, including video analysis. Applications for a 30-minute time slot must be received by April 9 at 5 PM local time for meetings to be held the weeks of April 19 and April 26, 2021.

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

Posted March 17, 2021

LeaRRn and CoHSTAR present "Shaping the Future of TeleRehabilitation through Research" 

Registration is now open for LeaRRn and CoHSTAR's two-day telerehab virtual institute, which will feature keynote presentations from Carolyn Clancy, M.D., and Ashish K. Jha, M.D., MPH, and further presentations, discussions, and networking opportunities.  Learn more, see agenda, and register now!

Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn)

Posted March 17, 2021