The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Pittsburgh is the
No. 1 recipient in awards from the National Institutes of Health, and also receives funding from:
Through the development of new therapies, greater understanding of physical and cognitive impairments, and state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology, our researchers are finding new ways to improve lives.
PM&R research spans basic science to clinical trials, and includes investigations in:
The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint program between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
It combines the strengths of the University of Pittsburgh in clinical and basic neuroscience with Carnegie Mellon’s strengths in computer science, statistics, biological sciences, and psychology.
The Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) is a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh and the VA Health Administration in Pittsburgh.
The laboratories conduct research, design, and develop and improve assistive technology devices aimed at increasing mobility and independence of people with disabilities.
The Quality of Life Technology Center is a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
The center focuses on human-centered and holistic designs.
It brings together providers and researchers from a variety of fields, including:
There are several main areas of research at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Areas of research include:
The Safar Center for Resuscitation Research studies resuscitation medicine as it relates to reducing disabilities resulting from illness or trauma, such as brain injury or cardiac arrest.
The Stem Cell Research Center is a collaborative project between the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Research at the center is helping to develop new effective treatments for damaged or diseased tissues.
Specific projects include: