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AAP Research Committee Established

The AAP officially established a Research Committee at the 2013 AAP Annual Meeting in New Orleans, chaired by Gwendolyn A. Sowa, MD, PhD.

Physiatric Research Development Consulting Program

The Research Committee developed a Physiatric Research Development Consulting Program, which will increase physiatrist research capacity by providing customized assistance and recommendations for institutions committed to developing a physiatric research program. The program is supported by the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), the American Physiatric Education Council (APEC), and the Foundation for PM&R (FPM&R). The program consists of a pre-visit needs assessment and evaluation by the AAP Research Committee, a two-day, on-site evaluation by three to four experienced researchers/administrators, and a follow-up assessment. The site visitors will meet with key individuals during the on-site visit, and then provide specific recommendations for implementing or increasing the capacity for a research program.

UC Irvine / AAP Research Badges

The AAP Research Committee collaborated in the development of the UC Irvine / AAP Research Badges, a step-by-step guide designed to help PM&R residents identify the knowledge & skills required for conducting research, and to answer some of the most commonly encountered questions as AAP members undertake research and publication.

PCORI White Papers

In addition, the committee prepared and delivered three (3) white papers in 2013, discussing research priorities in PM&R. The white papers were developed in response to the Advisory Panels that were created this Spring by PCORI and are written on topics that the committee hopes each of the panels will include in their discussions. The white papers will also be submitted for publication and member access in AJPM&R:

"Rehabilitation Systems of Care: Promoting Research that Addresses Quality Outcomes

- authored by John Whyte, MD, PhD

"Rehabilitation Outcomes and Metrics Development: Identifying Goals

- authored by Andrea Cheville, MD

"Rehabilomics Research: a Model for Translational Rehabilitation and Comparative Effectiveness Rehabilitation Research

- authored by Amy Wagner, MD and Gwendolyn Sowa, MD, PhD

AAP Partners with Disability Research Dissemination Center (DRDC)

In 2013, the AAP announced its partnership with the newly-established Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) Coordinating Center for Research and Training to Promote the Health of People with Developmental and Other Disabilitiesthe Disability Research Dissemination Center (DRDC). The purpose of the DRDC is to identify and fund the innovative and contemporary research in the field, foster training of public health and other professionals, and use the most progressive mechanisms to disseminate knowledge about evidenced based practice and policy.

Through partnership with the DRDC, the AAP and its members have immediate access to the most contemporary information, requests for research proposals and fellowship opportunities, broadening the NCBDDD network to all PM&R academic centers with expertise in birth defects, disability and blood disorders.

By expanding the scope of public health research for the NCBDDD, the NRDC intends to make discoveries that impact the population.

The AAP joins other national organizations, such as the American Association of Pediatrics, Association of Medical Colleges, the Association of Schools for Public Health and others, as partners of the DRDC to promote requests for proposals.

 

 

 

 

 

AAP Annual Report 2013

  Letter from the President
  2013-2015 Board of Trustees
  Summary
  Leadership Development
  Education
  Research

  Membership
  Journal - AJPM&R
  Advocacy
  Financials

Research Highlights

In 2013, the newly established Research Committee developed important programs to enhance research in PM&R:

 

Check mark symbol  PM&R White Papers were delivered to PCORI

Check mark symbol Developed Physiatric Research Consulting Program

 

Check mark symbol Collaborated in the development of the Research Badges

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