The University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) is profoundly dedicated to contributing and advancing health care through research. With our faculty, dedicated leadership, and new sponsored funding opportunities, PTRS expects to take evidence based physical therapy and rehabilitation science to new milestones.
- PTRS' Current Funded Research Projects
- PTRS Recent Publications
- Post-DocTraining Program: University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT)
The UMANRRT program is full and is not accepting new applications at this time. Thank you for your interest.
- Research Events Calendar
Formal research collaborations exist between many local institutions, centers, departments, and universities. Several current collaborations are with the following:
- Gad Alon, PhD, PT
- Larry Forrester, PhD
- Mary Rodgers, PhD, PT, FAPTA
- Mark Rogers, PhD, PT, FAPTA
- Sandy McCombe Waller, PhD, PT
- Doug Savin, PhD, MPT
- Kelly Westlake, PhD, MSc, PT
- Jill Whitall, PhD
PTRS Research Staff
Please also visit our PTRS Research Staff page.
PTRS Research in the News
- PTRS PhD Director, Larry Forrester, PhD, was featured in this segment which ABC2 featured on Nov 11th about Anklebot research at the Baltimore VA. Very appropriate in honor of Veteran's Day. We are proud to be part of this great research and support our many Veterans!
- PTRS researcher, Dr. Sandy McCombe Waller, collaborates with researchers from UMBC utilizing MicroSoft's Lab of Things
- Advances in Aging in Fall 2008
- SOM-PTRS Researchers Receive NIH Funding to Further Develop New In-Home Stroke Rehabilitation Device
Postdoctoral Fellow Resources
- Postdoctoral Fellows Policy Document
- Postdoctoral Fellows Policy Q & A Document
- UMB Post-Doc Network / Scholars Office
The following links are intended to provide information and resources that will allow the researcher to work with increased efficiency and effectiveness in the preparation, processing, and management of sponsored projects, and to promote full compliance with UMB and Sponsor requirements. A great place to start is the Office of Research and Development (ORD) site navigation page.
- Office of Research - Career Development - Contact Information
- Office of Research and Development
- Office of Student Research (OSR)
- Funding Opportunities/Funding Sources
- Grant Consultation Services
- Human Research Protections Office
- Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
- University of Maryland School of Medicine HIPAA Training
- Tips for Writing Good Proposals
- Pivot - a resource for finding funding opportunities
- SciVal - a resource for finding collaborators and publications of UMB researchers
Other research resources exist for PTRS members on the Intranet.
* NOTE: - The PTRS Intranet is located at http://blackboard.umaryland.edu. Enter the ORG SOM-PTRS INTRANET course/organization shell. Follow the link for Research Resources.