Our department’s faculty recognize how crucial the discovery of new knowledge is to the continued advancement of health care. Accordingly, they are actively engaged in conducting research and training the next generation of physical medicine and rehabilitation experts.
Participate in Research
Our researchers make major breakthroughs in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropsychology, pain medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation science that affect us all.
By participating in a research study, you can help us uncover breakthroughs that will improve care and outcomes for future generations. We have several open studies seeking volunteers.
- Check each lab to see current studies
- Find a clinical trial through Study Finder
- Volunteer for research studies through Research Match
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Model System
The University of Minnesota, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine recently received funding to be the prime site for a spinal cord injury Center for Excellence through an interdisciplinary team in the upper Midwest. The grant, Minnesota Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System (MN Regional SCIMS), aims to support innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational, and other services to meet the needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.