Training Opportunities at Host Institutions

Boston University Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy departments are located within the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences in Sargent College. BU houses a large number of other outstanding training opportunities and resources for CORRT scholars, including the Health & Disability Research Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA); the Boston Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (Boston OAIC), which is a collaboration between investigators from Boston University, Boston Medical Center, Tufts University, and the Joslin Diabetes Center.

Colorado State University is one of the top research universities in the nation. The faculty members in the Department of Occupational Therapy repeatedly receive international, national, state, and institutional recognition for their scientific and professional contributions to the excellence of the profession. The faculty members in the Department of Occupational Therapy have developed strong collaborations with exceptionally successful faculty in other departments and programs at Colorado State University and other institutions.

Emory University will provide scholars opportunities to train mentors involved in research related to vestibular dysfunction, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders.

University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) integrates state-of-the-art educational and clinical facilities on one academic medical campus. The AMC houses two world-class hospitals, alongside the Schools of Medicine. The AMC is the hub of the NIH-funded Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI), which provides an extensive network of resources for faculty investigators and trainees at the University of Colorado and its affiliated hospitals.

The University of Delaware will offer potential scholars opportunities to train with seven outstanding mentors. Four mentors are from the Department of Physical Therapy. Two mentors have their primary appointments in the Department of Biological Science and one mentor is the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. All seven mentors are members of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences.

University of Iowa The Rehabilitation Science Training Program (RSTP) at the University of Iowa resides in "state of the art" facilities within the Carver College of Medicine (COM) within the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Program. The RSPT is the centerpiece within the college because of the breadth of disciplines that contribute the training program.

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences consists of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Currently, faculty at the University serve as principal investigators on nearly 1,000 research grants (both basic and clinical research), more than 100 first (K) awards, more than 60 program project grants, and 40 training grants funded by the NIH. The institution has rich research opportunities in its Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Washington University School of Medicine offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary rehabilitation research. Senior mentors from WUSM have agreed to participate in this PT/OT CDP and represent training opportunities in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology, Medicine, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Otolaryngology, Radiology, Engineering, Psychology, Biology, and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. There are ten research laboratories in Physical Therapy and seven research laboratories in Occupational Therapy that investigate a broad array of rehabilitation problems and available to host scholars.