June 22, 2016

NIH Grant Supports Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training

By Shawn Bishop

Mayo Clinic, the University of Pittsburgh, Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, recently teamed up to help advance research in the field of regenerative rehabilitation. Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, this collaborative effort is formally known as the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training, or AR3T for short.

The alliance's overarching goal is to expand scientific knowledge, expertise and methodologies across the domains of rehabilitation science and regenerative medicine.

"AR3T is going to provide resources for the national community so that the field of regenerative rehabilitation grows," explains Carmen M. Terzic, M.D., Ph.D. , chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. "Through this collaboration we hope to create synergies that will help optimize independence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities."

With a strong emphasis on accelerating scientific progress and minimizing disciplinary barriers, the alliance will provide the following:

  1. Research support and opportunities. AR3T is building a multi-institutional network of laboratories to conduct research in stem cell biology, biomarkers, tissue plasticity and regeneration, and regenerative medicine therapeutics.
  1. Education and training opportunities. AR3T hopes to encourage interaction and interdisciplinary learning among researchers through quarterly webinars, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and a Frontiers in Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine Advanced Training course.
  1. Pilot funding program. Designed to promote the development of novel regenerative rehabilitation paradigms with the potential to improve patient health outcomes, the AR3T pilot funding program encourages collaboration and provides opportunities for junior investigators to expand their research skills.

For more information about AR3T, its offerings and funding eligibility, visit the AR3T website.

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