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Kristin Daigle
08-17-1998, 06:48 AM
MAYO FOUNDATION

Mayo Rehabilitation Research Training Grant


The Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and

Rehabilitation is pleased to announce research opportunities

sponsored by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation

Research (NCMRR). The program is designed to provide

qualified physicians and postdoctoral level scientists the training

necessary to permit them to become leaders in rehabilitation

related research.


RESEARCH TRACKS: The program offers five tracks:

Biomechanics; Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Health Services

Research; Multiple Sclerosis; Neuromuscular Disease; and Pain.

The tracks have been chosen to optimize the combination of

rehabilitation research with clinical, educational and research

resources available at the Mayo Clinic. Tracks are tailored to the

specific needs of a trainee. Each track begins with the trainee

working with their mentor on ongoing research projects relevant to

their interests. Trainees are then expected to begin their own

projects, present and publish their findings, and be capable of

submitting NIH quality grant applications by the end of their

traineeship. Examples of recent projects in Biomechanics include:

1) upper extremity biomechanics in wheelchair propulsion, 2)

obstacle crossing in elderly with balance problems, 3) an

electromechanical knee-ankle-foot orthosis for gait training of

stroke patients, and 4) development of a dynamic foot and ankle

joint simulator.


TRAINEESHIPS: Traineeships are available for two (under

exceptional circumstances three) year periods. Physicians who

have recently completed residency training in rehabilitation-related

fields (e.g., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology,

Orthopedics and Rheumatology) and Ph.D.s in specialties relevant

to rehabilitation (e.g., Physical Therapy, Psychology,

Epidemiology, and Biomechanics) are eligible for consideration.

Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of academic

record, research experience, career goals, letters of

recommendation and motivation for a career in academic

rehabilitation. Women and under-represented minorities are

encouraged to apply.


ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must have received, as of the

beginning of the training grant, a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable

doctoral degree. Applicant must also be a citizen or non-citizen

national of the United States or must have been legally admitted as

a permanent resident.


FACILITIES: Laboratories of track mentors are the primary

training facilities of this program. Additional facilities are

available for animal housing, engineering, and statistical support.

In addition, the educational and research resources of the Mayo

Clinic as well as our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,

Rheumatology, Orthopedic and Neurology departments are

available.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information,

please see: