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The Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) Program educates and trains future rehabilitation scientists. The program is funded by the National Center Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD) and the National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke (k12 HD055929).

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The RRCD program is geared towards rehabilitation scholars who are occupational and physical therapists, and builds on the extensive rehabilitation research infrastructure of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), the University of Florida (UF), and the University of Southern California (USC), along with a network of NCMRR Research Infrastructure Cores, VA Centers of Excellence, rehabilitation research institutes, and physical and occupational therapy departments nationwide.

Physical and occupational therapy scholars from across the nation are recruited and trained to become future leaders and mentors in rehabilitation. Scholars acquire extensive research experience, generate, analyze, present and publish research data, and become equipped to compete for independent external research funding. The program takes advantage of its extensive rehabilitation research network to negotiate faculty positions in research supportive academic environments.

Please Note

We are not accepting applications for scholar positions at this time. The RRCD program is in its final year of funding and our renewal is under review. Please check back in April/May, 2017.


Scholar Earns R01: Sook-Lei Liew, Phd, OTR/L from the University of Southern California was awarded a Mentored Research Scientist Development (K01) Award from the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research in the NICHD (grant# K01 HD091283) beginning April, 2017.

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Contact Us: The RRCD is supported by the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB
Phone 409.747.1637 | Email