medical rehabilitation


Changes in how a person speaks can indicate disturbances in thought and communication, which are core symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. These language changes can emerge before more observable psychosis symptoms but be difficult for clinicians to recognize, which can delay diagnosis and reduce the quality of care.


A team of scientists and engineers at Northwestern University supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation has developed an implantable pain relieving device -- a promising alternative to opioids and other addictive analgesics. The device could transform post-surgical pain management.


It takes a lot of time — and money — to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. After running lengthy in-person neuropsychological exams, clinicians must transcribe, review and analyze every response in detail. Now, U.S. National Science Foundation-supported researchers at Boston University have developed a new tool that could automate the process and eventually allow it to move online. Their machine learning-powered computational model can detect cognitive impairment from audio recordings of neuropsychological tests — no in-person appointment needed.

National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NABMRR)

December 05, 2022 (All day) to December 06, 2022 (All day)

December 5-6, 2022


National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD


This will be a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting. Virtual participants may find the meeting online at The address for those interested in attending in person is 6710B Rockledge Drive, Rooms 1425-1427, Bethesda, Maryland.


NIMH-supported researchers have found an online mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy—called Mindful Mood Balance—is effective at reducing residual depressive symptoms and at reducing suicidal ideation in those who experience these symptoms.


Conventional treatments for diabetes can increase the risk of neurological problems, an under-researched side effect. U.S. National Science Foundation-supported scientists based at The Ohio State University developed a nanomaterial that binds insulin to a group of amino acids that includes antioxidants. The nanomaterial improved glucose consumption, leading to better brain function.

As the broad field of medical rehabilitation aims to address the complex needs of an aging population experiencing higher rates of chronic conditions, interagency collaboration is needed to innovate and drive the field forward toward this goal. Cost and the complex nature of interventions are significant challenges that often arise when conducting medical rehabilitation research. To promote increased interagency collaboration and address challenges in this field, the ICDR is releasing a toolkit on medical rehabilitation.


A frequently-asked questions document in response to inquiries from State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies concerning the fiscal management of the VR program as they seek to provide continuity of operations for individuals with disabilities in the current COVID-19 environment.