Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity--executive summary.


Journal Article

The advancement of medical science depends on the production, availability, and utilization of new information generated by research. A successful research enterprise depends not only on a carefully designed agenda that responds to clinical and societal needs but also on the research capacity necessary to perform the work. Research that is likely to enhance clinical practice presupposes the existence of a critical mass of investigators working as teams in supportive environments. Unfortunately, far too little research capacity of that kind exists in rehabilitation medicine to ensure a robust future for the field. The "Rehabilitation Medicine Summit: Building Research Capacity" was conceptualized as a way of fashioning a long-term plan to foster the required developments.

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Cited Authors

  • Frontera, WR; Fuhrer, MJ; Jette, AM; Chan, L; Cooper, RA; Duncan, PW; Kemp, JD; Ottenbacher, KJ; Peckham, PH; Roth, EJ; Tate, DG

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 2 - 14

PubMed ID

  • 16796237

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16796237

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1949-3614

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-0435

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10400435.2006.10131902


  • eng