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05-12-1999, 12:45 AM
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., Engineering,
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:

Michele M. Merten
Mayo Clinic Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
(507) 284-2946 FAX (507) 284-0920

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