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Sergei Adamovich
01-20-2006, 01:52 AM
Graduate Study in Technology-Assisted Neuromuscular Rehabilitation at NJIT:

The Research Engineering Rehabilitation Center on Children with Orthopedic
Disabilities in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology is seeking highly motivated students interested in
pursuing doctoral studies in biomechanics and neuromuscular rehabilitation.
Funding is available for qualified individuals.

The NJIT biomedical engineering department is home to a major national
research center addressing new technologies for children with orthopedic
disabilities. The center will conduct studies of new therapeutic
interventions intended to improve the lives of children with orthopedic
disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy and other neurological
conditions. A range of technologies including robots, virtual reality and
video games will be developed to improve the functional lives of the
children. This position affords an unusual opportunity to collaborate with
engineers, neuroscientists and clinical researchers. The strength of this
center is the synergy between NJIT faculty and students and its
collaborating institutions including the Children's Specialized Hospital as
well as faculty from Rutgers University and University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey. In particular, the Children's Specialized Hospital
brings a clinical dimension unavailable within a research university. This
hospital is the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the United
States.

New Jersey Institute of Technology offers a rich environment for neural
engineering and rehabilitation, and the Institute has made this area a
priority for its research development. The University Heights academic
community surrounding NJIT offers a strong neuroscience and neural
engineering community. Across the street is the Center for Molecular and
Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. In addition, considerable
neuroscience and neurorehablitation research takes place nearby at
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (two blocks away). A 3T
MRI scanner for research use is available at the medical school.
Collaborations are possible with the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
and the VA hospital, which are both just a few miles away. NJIT is located
in the culturally rich New York metropolitan area. Manhattan is less than
half-hour away.

New Jersey Institute of Technology offers comprehensive advanced training in
Biomedical Engineering leading to both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. More
information about the program can be found at
http://catalog.njit.edu/graduate/programs/biomedicaleng.php.

ADMISSION: Applications for Fall 2006 admissions and financial aid are now
being accepted. Applications should be received by February 1, 2006 for
students to receive full consideration for financial aid options. Full
detailed application procedures can be found at
http://www.njit.edu/admissions/graduate.

Sergei Adamovich, Ph.D.
Co-Project Director
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center by the
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Department of Biomedical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
adamovic@njit.edu