We are among the top five of the nation’s leading rehabilitation research centers with more than $51 million in funded clinical research from federal, state and private agencies. 

A major focus of our research involves clinical applications of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), featuring electrical stimulation to restore movement in paralyzed limbs, enable weaning a patient off a ventilator with spinal cord stimulation and diaphragm pacing (used with Christopher Reeves, aka “Superman”), stimulate neurological recovery after stroke, and to decrease pain.”

All of our rehabilitation residents and fellows work closely with our researchers in an evidence-based medicine series. A particular focus is teaching trainees how to read and learn from the medical literature. Our rehabilitation researchers are active in working with trainees in conducting research projects.

Resident Research Support

  • Dedicated research time on Consult months under the guidance of Dr. Chae
  • Faculty support for the entire process of research – from idea generation to presentation of results
  • Financial support to attend national conferences to present research findings
  • Quality Improvement project