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National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), NIH
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH

December 5-6, 2005


8:00-9:00 am REGISTRATION, HANDOUTS, and Poster Set-up
9:30-9:30 Welcome and Overview: Ralph Nitkin, NICHD

What's Hot in Medical Rehabilitation Research

Repairing the Thinking Brain
John Whyte, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Rehabilitation Robotics: What Lies Ahead?
Zev Rymer, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University

Molecular Medicine and Nutrition in Critical Illness
Leticia Castillo, Texas Children's Hosp (Baylor) and Children's Nutrition Research Center, USDA

Lifestyle Counts: Psychosocial and Behavioral Intervention Research for Persons with Disabilities
Alexa Stuifbergen, University of Texas at Austin

Quality of Life Technology - Enhancing Community Participation
Rory Cooper, University of Pittsburgh

11:30-1:00 Lunch - on your own
1:00-1:30 Poster Set-up and Preview
1:30-3:00 Training and Career Development in Rehabilitation Research
John Whyte, Moss Rehab Hospital, and Zev Rymer, Rehab Institute of Chicago
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:30 Panel of Trainees: Anecdotes of Survival and Success
Joe Hidler, Gwen Sowa, Katherine Froehlich-Grobe, Ken Monson,
Isabelle DePlaen and Andrea Behrman
5:30-7:30 Dinner - on your own
7:30-10:00 pm Evening Poster session (with appetizers and refreshment)
All Trainees are encouraged to present posters; Send in abstract by
October 14, 2005

Tuesday December 6, 2005

8:30-9:30 am Rehabilitation Treatment Efficacy Research: Defining the Active Ingredients
John Whyte, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
9:30-10:00 Overview of NIH, Peer Review and Support of Medical Rehabilitation
Ralph Nitkin, NICHD
10:00-10:30 BREAK
10:30-12:00 Mock Study section: Insight into the NIH peer-review process
12:00-1:30 Lunch - on your own

Human Subject Research and Clinical Trials
Unique Aspects of Clinical Research in Medical Rehabilitation - Ralph Nitkin, NICHD
NIH support of Clinical Trials - Scott Janis, NINDS

Keynote Talk: Clinical Trials... and Tribulations - William Friedewald,
Columbia University

4:00-4:30 WRAP-UP

To register and further information contact:
Ralph Nitkin at

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