Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Research at Medical College of Wisconsin

The PM&R Research Program has been established to advance the science and the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation by conducting research aimed at studying and reducing impairments and functional disabilities due to disease or traumatic events.

We have several collaborations focused on clinical and translational, and community engaged research. Current research areas include spinal cord injury, physical activity for individuals with disabilities, stroke rehabilitation, spasticity management, pain, and prosthetics. Our collaborators include faculty from Neurosurgery and Neurology at Froedtert Hospital/The Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee, and several community organizations.

Our Residency Program offers a Research Intensive Track with protected research time, funding, and significant mentorship opportunities. Please visit the Residency Program page for more information on resident research.

For more information on opportunities for collaboration or with questions on how to support research in PM&R please contact Moriah Iverson, MS, Program Manager at

The Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Southeastern Wisconsin

Our partnership with Marquette University has established The Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Southeastern Wisconsin (SRC). The goal of this center is to conduct cutting edge rehabilitation research to improve functional outcomes for stroke survivors. Our research in this area is guided by a Community Academic Advisory Board comprised of clinicians, stroke survivors, caregivers, and academic researchers.

Please contact Moriah Iverson, MS, Program Manager at with questions about research at the SRC, or information on how to support the SRC.

Funding opportunity

The SRC is pleased to announce The Stroke Rehabilitation Center of Southeastern Wisconsin Translational & Clinical Seed Award Program. The SRC will fund up to two (2) $50,000 seed awards focusing on advancing functional outcomes in stroke rehabilitation. Seed award funding is provided by Advancing a Healthy Wisconsin. Please refer to the RFA for more details.

Key Dates:

  • RFA for 2018 Seed cycle release date: July 25, 2017
  • Intent to apply due: September 25, 2017 5:00 p.m. CDT
  • Full Application Invitation Issued: October 15, 2017
  • Application due in MCW Grants & Contracts Office: December 10, 2017, 11:59 a.m. CDT
  • Application deadline: December 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m. CDT
  • Notification of award: February 1-15, 2017 Project start date: April 1, 2018
  • Project end date: March 31, 2019

Review the 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) for Seed Awards (PDF)

Complete the pre-application