Innovating in research, the faculty at the Department of PM&R are #2 in NIH funding in the field (ranked by the Blue Ridge Institute). Ongoing projects include: development of brain-computer interface technology; investigation of somatosensory function; understanding back pain through mechnobiology and molecular biomarkers; designing neuroprosthetics and adaptive technologies; and much more.

Our research faculty are invested in finding ways to improve the lives of people experiencing the impact of acute injuries and/or chronic disease. They specialize in the following areas:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine
  • Pediatrics