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Seven Priority Areas

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The research initiatives and opportunities recommended in the Research Plan (PDF - 223 KB) for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research are discussed in terms of seven cross-cutting areas in which increased research effort is needed. Those areas are:

  • improving functional mobility
  • promoting behavioral adaptation to functional losses
  • assessing the efficacy and outcomes to medical rehabilitation therapies and practices
  • developing improved assistive technologies
  • understanding whole body system responses to physical impairments and functional changes
  • developing more precise methods of measuring impairments, disabilities, and societal and functional limitations
  • training research scientists in the field of rehabilitation
Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012