Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network

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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.

Precision Rehabilitation Retreat, June 29 and 30, 2021

MR3 Network presents Precision Rehabilitation meeting, June 29 and 30, 2021, via Zoom

 

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 over two-days as we explore the concept of “precision rehabilitation.” The retreat will be held entirely virtually, on June 29 and 30, 2021, via Zoom and will feature presentations from Doctors Amy Wagner, Massimo Cristofanilli, Steven Wolf, and Theresa Hayes Cruz. All are invited to attend, and this event is free of charge!

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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

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