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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


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information,

    please see: