FNR-FlowchartIt commonly takes more than a decade for a basic scientific discovery to advance through preclinical and clinical studies to result in a new treatment for patients with neurologically-related conditions such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, and multiple sclerosis.

In the Department of PM&R, we established the Functional Neuro-Recovery Program to accelerate the flow from basic scientific discoveries to clinical practice while, at the same time, provide hands-on training for the next generation of researchers at the undergraduate, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Here, scientists and clinicians work under one roof to share information at each stage of the process to better ensure that work in the laboratory translates to effective therapeutic strategies.

Program Components