Congratulations to Dr. Jackson and Dr. Swank. The Baylor Research Foundation has awarded a grant of $117,175 for their project entitled “Enhancing the Clinical Research Workforce: A Collaborative Effort between Academic and Clinical Partners”. To develop clinical researchers in the area of neuro rehabilitation. The primary goals of this project are to: 1) develop a clinical researcher with an emphasis in neurological physical therapy, and 2) identify and begin data collection or analysis of existing data for 2 or more neuro rehabilitation studies. The mentoring process and collaborative effort between TWU and BIR as academic and clinical partners will be used to pilot a process that could be instrumental to the development of a proposal to the National Institute of Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) or to the NIH for an R25 mechanism to promote training of clinical researchers in specific areas of neuro rehabilitation.
Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, PT, PhD
Chad Swank, PT, PhD, NCS
Current Physical Therapy PhD student on the project is: Lauren Rachal