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Training Program for Leadership in Rehabilitation Research

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October 3, 2002
Hyatt Regency, Philadelphia

Sponsored by: National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, NICHD
Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Developing and nurturing research in clinical departments has never been more difficult. Rehabilitation lacks a large research base and suffers from the lack of collective wisdom from senior departmental leaders who have developed research programs. This conference is specifically designed as an interactive forum to assist department chairs and other leaders in rehabilitation in building research programs. The conference will focus on negotiating the "academic jungle," i.e., on the practical mechanics and administrative steps necessary for success.

Who Should Attend?

Department Chairs in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Allied Health Disciplines, Division Heads, and Medical Directors


  • Research in the Clinical Department: costs, benefits, resources
  • Developing Young Investigators: protected time, mentoring, start-up
  • Financing Research: fund raising, department finances, negotiating w/ deans & hospital CEOs
  • Recruitment and Retention of Investigators: identifying promising faculty, setting goals, negotiation w/ clinical faculty
  • Developing a Departmental Strategic Plan: setting short and long term goals, developing departmental priorities, working to achieve buy-in, different models for a research enterprise


John Whyte, MD, PhD Moss Rehabilitation Confirmed
David Korn, MD AAMC (former Dean, Stanford) Confirmed
Ken Johnson, MD U of Maryland Confirmed
Hunter Peckham, PhD Case Western Confirmed
Leslie Gonzlez-Rothi, PhD U. Florida Confirmed
Pam Duncan, PhD U. Florida Confirmed
Wayne Lerner CEO, Rehab Institute of Chicago Confirmed
Zev Rymer, MD, PhD RIC/Northwestern Confirmed
Steve Tingus, M.S. Director NIDRR Confirmed
Mindy Aisen, MD Director VA RR&D Confirmed
Michael Weinrich, MD Director NCMRR Confirmed

Training Schedule

During each strategic planning session a department presents its history, resources and goals. Panel and audience help them develop a strategic plan. Departments will be selected on a voluntary basis. Perspectives from other departments and wider application of the discussion will be encouraged.

Conference Fee

There is no fee for attending the conference.

Travel and Accommodations

Limited funds for travel expenses and one night's accomodation are available and will be dispensed on a first come basis. As this conference will be held as a satellite to the Joint American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine/American Society of Neurorehabilitation Meeting, participants may obtain travel and accommodation information through: or


Please fill out the form, which is available in PDF format or MS Word Format and fax to (301)-402-0832 or e-mail to Ms. Kristy Alston at Space is limited and will be assigned on a first come basis.

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