Rehabilitation medicine summit: Building research capacity-executive summary

Walter R. Frontera, Marcus J. Fuhrer, Alan M. Jette, Leighton Chan, Rory A. Cooper, Pamela W. Duncan, John D. Kemp, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, Hunter Peckham, Elliot J. Roth, Denise G. Tate

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The advancement of medical science depends on the production, availability, and utilization of new information generated by research. A successful research enterprise depends not only on a carefully designed agenda that responds to clinical and societal needs but also on the research capacity necessary to perform the work. Research that is likely to enhance clinical practice presupposes the existence of a critical mass of investigators working as teams in supportive environments. Unfortunately, far too little research capacity of that kind exists in rehabilitation medicine to ensure a robust future for the field. The "Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity" was conceptualized as a way of fashioning a long-term plan to foster the reauired developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-14
Number of pages13
JournalAssistive Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006


  • Building capacity
  • Metrics
  • Rehabilitation research
  • Rehabilitation science
  • Research capacity
  • Research infrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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