Interdisciplinary Training in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine

NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research



The overarching goal of the training program is to develop burgeoning scientists into future leaders in translational rehabilitation research—scientists who are equipped to test and disseminate novel rehabilitative strategies that will alleviate impairment and compromised life quality in the face of chronic disease management. Exercise Medicine is a major focus of this training program.

The program supports 4 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral trainees each year.

Core Levels of Inquiry

  • Molecular pathobiology
  • Rehabilitation science/physiology
  • Rehabilitation medicine (i.e. clinical trials)

Areas of Concentration

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurologic diseases
  • Cardiometabolic diseases
  • Cancer