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    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:

    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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