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Visiting Scholars

Prior to applying, candidates are encouraged to contact the CLDR and their potential faculty collaborator to discuss the research project. Scholar appointments are available for up to six months. Funding will be provided for travel (roundtrip airfare/mileage) and reasonable housing accommodations.

Application Process & Requirements
  1. Applications are accepted year-round and awarded as funds are available
  2. All components of the application must be completed to be considered for scholar funding
  3. Applicants should contact the program director and faculty collaborator prior to submitting an application
  4. Materials will be reviewed by the Executive Committee and funding decisions made within four weeks
  5. All scholars will be required to submit a summary of their training experience at the end of the training period
Eligibility Criteria
  1. Proposed training must include a research question involving a large research, survey, or administrative dataset (patient records or databases from a single hospital will not qualify)
  2. Research question must address an issue related to rehabilitation, recovery, or disability
  3. Scholar must be a postdoctoral fellow or faculty/research scientist with a minimum of 50% time devoted to research
  4. Scholar must have a research doctorate or relevant clinical degree (MD, DPT) with some evidence of research training and experience
  5. Scholar must agree to adhere to all regulations regarding privacy and the ethical conduct of research involving datasets and secondary data analysis
Complete Visiting Scholar Application Form


Visiting Scholars - 2016
Lynn Freeman, PhD
Aegis Therapies and Golden Living

Validation of the Rehabilitation Outcome Measure (ROM): A Post-Acute Care Assessment Instrument
Mark Peterson, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Musculoskeletal Frailty in Aging, Obesity, and Neuromuscular Disabilities: Unraveling Cause from Consequence


Visiting Scholars - 2015
Lynn Freeman, PhD
PATH Clinical Research Institute

Association Between Rehabilitation and Nursing Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facilities




2011 Scholars

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The Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation involves a consortium of investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Cornell University, and the University of Michigan. The CLDR is funded by NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. (P2CHD065702).

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