Physiatry

Research

Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine makes life-changing recovery possible after injury and illness. Through research on motor recovery, emotion regulation, prognosis and rehabilitation outcomes, investigators help people walk, communicate, think and love again.

The department offers an excellent environment for research success and supports four research centers with some of the world’s top researchers and state-of-the-art facilities.

Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center

The Traumatic Brain Injury Model System Center at IU School of Medicine is one of 16 federally funded centers in the United States designated to conduct TBI research by the Department of Health and Human Services

InterFACE Center

Locomotor Recovery Center

The Locomotor Recovery Center investigates ways to improve walking functionality for patients with motor impairments due to brain injury, stroke or spinal cord injury.

Brain Rehabilitation, Advanced Imaging, and Neuroscience Center

Indiana Spinal Cord/Traumatic Brain Injury Hospital Database

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.