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Rehabilitation Research Priorities: The Next 10 Years

Schneider, Jeffrey C. MD

doi: 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000542
2016 State of the Science Summary Articles

A core set of foundational themes are needed to develop the next decade of rehabilitation research priorities to optimize burn recovery. These themes include integrating burn survivors into rehabilitation research, measuring the right things, utilizing technology, learning from other fields of medicine, translating bench research to rehabilitation, harnessing big data, capitalizing on past successes, embracing social media, and expanding partnerships. It is the challenge of the burn care community to utilize these foundational themes to champion the field of burn rehabilitation research.

From the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Adapted from the 2016 State of the Science Meeting, Progress in Burn Research Acute & Rehabilitative Care, held February 22–23, 2016, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC.

Address correspondence to Jeffrey C. Schneider, MD, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, 300 1st Avenue Boston, MA 02129. Email:

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