Research Committees & Affiliations

Research Administration Committee (PM&R)
The RAC is composed of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty. The RAC is under the direction of the Research Director. The department sets an annual budget to support research endeavors of faculty, fellows and residents. These funds will support pilot research proposals, attendance at national and regional meetings to present results of research and / or accept awards, and to provide assistance with publication costs.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation & Engineering Center
The center was established in 1999 to facilitate research in support of the endeavors of the faculty, fellows, residents and graduate students participating in the programs of the MCW Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and of the MU School of Dentistry and the MU Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The center brings together common threads within the disciplines of engineering, biomedical sciences, materials sciences, and clinical dentistry. The result is a unique environment for interdisciplinary applied research.

Human Motion Analysis Laboratory (Gait Lab)
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has collaborated with the Department of Orthopaedic Medicine and Marquette University to establish the Gait Lab. An agreement with the Gait Lab allows for the use of the facility without charge for resident research. Funded research budgets provide for financial support of the gait lab.

Rehabilitation Robotic Research and Design Lab (RRRD)
Established in 2004, the RRRD Lab is dedicated to the design, development and therapeutic use of novel, affordable, intelligent robotic / mechatronic and domotic assistants. It is affiliated with OREC and the Falk Neurorehabilitation Center at Marquette University.

The lab is focused on:

  • Examining underlying causes of upper limb impairment after neural disease, injury or cerebral accident.
  • Discovering effective methods to retrain functional recovery on daily living activities.
  • Developing new ways of facilitating independent living in daily living environments.