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PTRS Research

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.

UMANRRT Post-doctoral Fellowship Positions

Please see the following announcement for Post-doctoral Fellowship Positions

Research Collaborations

Formal research collaborations exist between many local institutions, centers, departments, and universities. Several current collaborations are with the following:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Administration for Community Living


University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Center (UM-OAIC)  

Johns Hopkins Medicine 

MD Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center 


Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) 

VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) 

PTRS Investigators

PTRS Research Staff

Please also visit our PTRS Research Staff page.

PTRS Research in the News

Research Contacts

Please contact Karen Sack or Janice Abarro for more information regarding PTRS' research.

Postdoctoral Fellow Resources


Research Resources

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).

Funding Opportunities

  • Pivot - - Pivot identifies and connects funding opportunities to researchers. Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles unique to your organization (and others) and matches them to current funding opportunities in the expansive COS database. This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside your institution. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.

Resource Links



  • PubMed - - PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). PubMed comprises over 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.
  • “Sponsor specific” NIH Grants Process Overview - 

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