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Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) Sponsor Sites

2017 Sponsor Sites

Below is a list of Institutional Sponsors for the Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) program. Site sponsors will be continuously added as they are approved, so please check back frequently.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnait College of Medicine
Brad Kurowski, MD, MS
Phone: 513-803-3655
3333 Burnet Avenue
MLC 4009
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3026
RREMS Mentors: Brad Kurowski, MD, MS, Shari Wade, PhD, Nathan Evanson, MD, PhD
Current Research Areas: Pediatric brain injury (mild through severe injury) outcomes and factors associated with recovery. Animal models of pediatric brain injury.

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH
Phone: 718-920-2751
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
RREMS Mentors: Matthew N. Bartels, MD, MPH Soo Kim, MD Sewon Lee, MD
Current Research Areas: Use of a novel biomechanics device for the modification of gait and biomechanics to improve back and knee pain Virtual reality analgesia to control pain in children undergoing botulinum toxin injections Evaluation of conservative measures to control sacroiliac and pelvic dysfunction in patient with low back and hip pain. Conservative care using biomechanics alterations of pelvic floor mechanics for treatment of incontinence in older women. Investigation of the feasibility and applicability of 3 Dimensional printing for creation of upper extremity prosthetics and orthotics for children and adults.

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute/ MossRehab
John Whyte, MD, PhD
Phone: 215-663-6872
50 Township Line Rd.
Elkins Park, PA, 29027
RREMS Mentors: Multiple mentors available with different interests. Please see MRRI website ("who we are") for list of potential mentors. Each mentor's research interests are listed on the website.
Current Research Areas: Research areas are described on the MRRI website. Applicants should identify the areas they are most interested in.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Leslie Rydberg, MD
Phone: 312-238-2907
345 E. Superior St
Chicago IL 60611
RREMS Mentor: Leslie Rydberg, MD
Current Research Areas: spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, pain management, prosthetics, neuromuscular disorders, laboratory research, gait training

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Brad Dicianno, MD
Phone: 412-648-6666
3471 5th Avenue, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
RREMS Mentors: A variety of mentors are available. Please check our website for more details.
Current Research Areas: A variety of projects are available. Please check our website for research interests of individual faculty.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nitin Jain, MD, MSPH
Phone: 615-322-7578
2201 Childrens's Way, Suite 1318
Nashville, TN 37212
RREMS Mentor: Nitin Jain, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center Director of PM&R Research and Co-Director of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research
Current Research Areas: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Shoulder Disorders, Physical Therapy, Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Healthcare Utilization

Washington University School of Medicine
Heidi Prather, DO
Phone: 314-514-3901
14532 South Outer Forty Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005
RREMS Mentors: Heidi Prather, DO , Professor, Vice Chair Department of Orthopedics, Division Chief, Phyiscal Medicine and Rehabilitation; Devyani Hunt, MD, Associate Professor, Director of Resident Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current Research Areas: Sports study in soccer athletes, hip deformity, hip spine syndrome, dance


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