Building a research program in rehabilitation sciences, Part II: case studies: University of Texas Medical Branch, Boston University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Washington.

Leighton Chan, Alan M. Jette, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, Lawrence R. Robinson, Monica L. Tietsworth, Joseph H. Ricker, Michael L. Boninger

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This article presents four case studies of rehabilitation science programs that have created enduring research efforts: one in physical therapy, one in interdisciplinary rehabilitation sciences, and two in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Several themes emerge from these case studies. First, building an enduring research program takes time and significant foundational work. Most importantly, it is crucial to have the support of the dean, academic institution, and medical center. This seems to be a prerequisite for success in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-678
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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