Annual Meeting


9th Annual Advisory Board Meeting 2016

RRCD Annual Meeting 2016

The Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) program's 9th Annual Advisory Board meeting was held on May 18-19, 2016 and hosted by the University of Southern California. The meeting was held at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Director Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, along with fellow RRCD directors, associate directors, mentors, and advisory board members provided an overview of RRCD activities and highlighted the achievements by scholars. Research of three new K12 Scholars appointed since the last meeting was highlighted. The new scholars include J. Addie Middleton, PhD, DPT, PT (UTMB), Meryl Alappattu, PhD, PT (UF), and Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi, PhD, PT (UF). Other current Phase 1 and 2 scholars gave brief updates of their research and career plans. For a complete list of attendees, click here.

A primary focus of the meeting was centered on scholar opportunities for career advancement, leveraging and securing new funding, and facilitating collaborative relationships. Small group discussions were held that focused on topics identified by scholars and led by an external advisory board member and a member of the Executive Committee. A poster session was held that allowed scholars to interact with advisory board members and lead mentors to receive feedback on current projects and grants. The meeting also included updates from The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) deputy director, Dr. Ralph Nitkin.

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.