Research Plan for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Lex Frieden, Peter W. Axelson
This research plan outlines areas of and directions for research for the NICHD National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. The plan was developed with the National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research in 1993. Please note that much of the information in this plan is outdated and intended for reference only.
This Research Plan for Medical Rehabilitation Research, prepared at the request of Congress, will describe a framework for defining and developing the field of rehabilitative sciences and will describe research opportunities for the NCMRR and other agencies funding medical rehabilitation research. Advice and suggestions provided by individuals with disabilities, scientists and service providers will be incorporated into the plans of the NCMRR and other Federal agencies' in developing research initiatives, research training, research coordination, conferences, and other special activities
This report presents the Advisory Board's first review of medical rehabilitation research. Much of this Research Plan is based upon the NIH Report of the Task Force on Medical Rehabilitation Research, a conference proceeding that reports the findings of more than 100 scientists, practitioners and consumers with expertise in the field of medical rehabilitation who met at Hunt Valley, Maryland in June, 1990. (Theodore M. Cole and V. Reggie Edgerton, Report of the Task Force on Medical Rehabilitation Research, Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 1990.)