Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training program’s focus is neurobehavioral recovery and intervention and fellows typically receive at least two years of salary support. Training and research activities extending over a two-year period will address brain injury, aneurysms, brain tumors and other neurological disorders. Individualized research training plans emphasizing scientific rigor guide fellows’ choices of training activities. Outstanding mentors, didactic experiences and collaborative and independent research activities provide the foundation for the VCU ARRT program. Mentors include internationally and nationally renowned, distinguished scientists from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurosurgery and vocational rehabilitation. Core courses on ethics, conduct in scientific research, and grant writing are complemented by grand rounds and graduate courses. All fellows are required to complete and submit a grant application during the second year of their fellowship. The ultimate goal of the ARRT program is to benefit rehabilitation practice and outcomes by increasing the number of highly skilled research professionals.
CERSE Executive Director Merchant leads VCU node of major TBI study
VCU is one of 11 institutions collaborating on a multi-center study to advance the understanding of traumatic brain injury and concussion, leading to more effective, patient-specific treatments.
CERSE Associate Director West elected to the CRCC Board
CERSE Associate Director Steven L. West, Ph.D., CRC, will join the Board of Directors of the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for a 3-year term beginning in July 2014.