Investigators in the IU School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation continue to substantially expand its portfolio of research awards, presentations, publications and grants. By strengthening a collaborative research agenda with other IU School of Medicine academic departments and clinical affairs schools at Indiana University, these investigator educators continue to advance knowledge and treatment options in this area of medicine.

Research Facilities

Flora Hammond, MD and James Malec, MD direct the IU School of Medicine Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center with the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. This center is one of 16 such entities in the United States that is designated to conduct research by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological, psychological and developmental disorders.

The Brain Rehabilitation, Advanced Imaging and Neuroscience Center facilitates collaboration among an interdisciplinary team of IU School of Medicine researchers to advance the science, improve clinical care and drive the leading edge of translational research for acquired brain injury.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation researchers collaborate with colleagues at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and Regenstrief Institute to develop the statewide Indiana Spinal Cord/Traumatic Brain Injury Hospital Database with funding from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund.