The New NIH Rehabilitation Research Plan: Priorities and Potential for Progress in Neurorehabilitation Research
[the following is an excerpt from the editorial that appears in print in the January 2017 issue of JNPT]
In much the same way that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid set the standards for health care reimbursement, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sets the standards for research priorities. Over the past 2 decades, many of the researchers who have published their work in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) have been beneficiaries of the 1993 Rehabilitation Research Plan of the NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. In addition to developing and supporting rehabilitation research at the NIH, the associated investment in rehabilitation training has resulted in a substantive increase in the number of rehabilitation scientists, a large proportion of whom are physical therapists....
Read the full editorial in this issue.
Editor-in-Chief Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA