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Erbe, Virginia M.
04-16-2003, 07:56 AM
Rehabilitation Research Fellowships

The Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the opportunity for post-doctoral research sponsored by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR). Specifics of these fellowships include:

* Eligibility:

Physicians with training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Orthopedics, Anesthesiology, Geriatrics, Psychiatry or other related specialties.

PhDs or equivalent training in rehabilitation-related fields such as biomechanical engineering, physical therapy, occupational therapy, , speech pathology, social work, and psychology.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or lawful resident, non-citizen nationals.

* Duration of Training:

Two years with possible extension to three years.

* Research areas:

Biomechanics: An opportunity to (1) develop disciplined research skills in the environment of an established, well-recognized biomechanics laboratory and (2) use these skills to develop independent research with a mentor. The research begins with current biomechanics laboratory projects such as gait, wheelchair kinematics and movement analysis and progress to independent self-directed research. Areas emphasized in this track include gait and balance, upper and lower extremity joint mechanics, kinematics, energy conservation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation and movement disorders such as those associated with stroke, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics: An opportunity to (1) develop a comprehensive knowledge of medical statistics and epidemiology and (2) become proficient in applying this knowledge to the problems of rehabilitation medicine. Short-term benefits include training and involvement in epidemiological studies of neurologic and musculoskeletal disability such as occurrence, post-incidence course and rehabilitation services utilization. Long-term benefits include the initiation of comprehensive prospective outcome assessment studies and construction of comprehensive rehabilitation data bases.

Pain: An opportunity to develop research skills in (1) basic research using animal models of pain and peripheral nerve research tools, (2) clinical autonomic laboratory assessment, (3) diagnostic and therapeutic anesthetic and steroid injection research, and (4) psychological and behavioral aspects of pain and assessment measures. Individuals may select a focus within the Pain track and become proficient in applying these tools to restore function and minimize disability.



* Mentors:

Individuals with national and international research reputations from Mayo Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Biomechanics (Orthopedic Surgery), Anesthesiology, Psychiatry and Psychology, Health Sciences Research.

* Resources:

Research laboratories and clinics as well as the Mayo Graduate School. Exceptional resources are available in the following areas:

Animal research
Clinical Research and trial design
Computer methods
Epidemiology
Questionnaire and survey research
Research ethics
Statistics and regression analysis

* For more information or to apply, contact:

Virginia Erbe
Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory
Motion Analysis Laboratory
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Tel: 507-284-2262 or 507-538-1717
Fax: 507-266-2227 or 507-284-5392
Email: erbe.virginia@mayo.edu

Mayo Foundation is an affirmative action and equal opportunity educator and employer.

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