We believe that investments in today’s research will result in tomorrow’s advances in patient care.
The Christoph Ruesch Neuroscience Research Center at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital is dedicated to implementing initiatives that probe new rehabilitative interventions, address the health and rehabilitative needs of persons with disabilities, and develop better ways to deliver and pay for these services.
An assortment of innovative centers and programs combine to keep MedStar NRH at the forefront of medical rehabilitation treatments and technology. Our research is further enhanced by several collaborative projects that bring together leading experts nationwide.
In 2003, MedStar NRH was awarded a $4 million grant by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to form the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.
Established in conjunction with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami School of Medicine, the RRTC has produced a remarkable body of knowledge aimed at helping to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury and disease. In 2009, the RRTC received a second $4 million grant to study secondary conditions in SCI patients.