Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity (Executive Summary) The general objective of the “Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity” was to advance and promote research in medical rehabilitation by making recommendations to expand research capacity. The 5 elements of research capacity that guided the discussions were (a) researchers; (b) research culture, environment, and infrastructure; (c) funding; (d) partnerships; ... Special Report
Special Report  |   February 01, 2006
Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity (Executive Summary)
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Walter R. Frontera
    Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Cambridge, MA
  • Marcus J. Fuhrer
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Alan M. Jette
    Boston University
  • Leighton Chan
    University of Washington, Seattle
  • Rory A. Cooper
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pamela W. Duncan
    University of Florida, Gainesville
  • John D. Kemp
    Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC, Washington, DC
  • Kenneth J. Ottenbacher
    University of Texas Medical Branch/Galveston
  • P. Hunter Peckham
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Elliot J. Roth
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Denise G. Tate
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Editor’s Note This article will be published almost simultaneously in the following journals: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Assistive Technology; Disability and Rehabilitation; Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain; Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation (online); Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development; OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health; Physical Therapy; The American Journal of Occupational Therapy; The Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation; The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine; and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. This article did not go through the normal peer review process for AJSLP.
    Editor’s Note This article will be published almost simultaneously in the following journals: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Assistive Technology; Disability and Rehabilitation; Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain; Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation (online); Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development; OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health; Physical Therapy; The American Journal of Occupational Therapy; The Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation; The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine; and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. This article did not go through the normal peer review process for AJSLP.×
  • Contact author: Walter R. Frontera, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 125 Nashua Street Boston, MA 02114. Email: wfrontera@partners.org
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Special Report   |   February 01, 2006
Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity (Executive Summary)
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2006, Vol. 15, 3-14. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2006/002)
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2006, Vol. 15, 3-14. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2006/002)
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The general objective of the “Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity” was to advance and promote research in medical rehabilitation by making recommendations to expand research capacity. The 5 elements of research capacity that guided the discussions were (a) researchers; (b) research culture, environment, and infrastructure; (c) funding; (d) partnerships; and (e) metrics. The 100 participants included representatives of professional organizations, consumer groups, academic departments, researchers, governmental funding agencies, and the private sector. The small group discussions and plenary sessions generated an array of problems, possible solutions, and recommended actions. A postsummit, multiorganizational initiative is called for to pursue the agendas outlined in this report.

Acknowledgments
The summit was organized by the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. No commercial party having a direct financial interest in the results of the research supporting this article has conferred or will confer a benefit upon the authors or upon any organization with which the authors are associated.
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