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.
VCU Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Center (TBIMS)
Drs. Kreutzer & Cifu awarded funding for the VCU Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Center (TBIMS)
Facilitating Employment for Youth with Autism: A Replication Study of an Internship Model to Identify Evidence Based Practices
Paul Wehman, Ph.D. has received a 5 year, Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Facilitating Employment for Youth with Autism.