Rehabilitation Research

The Rehabilitation Research Center at UM Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute is a collaborative effort to bring research to clinical rehabilitation care for the patients we serve. The University of Maryland Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC), directed by Dr. Peter Gorman, was originally conceived in 2005 as a collaborative effort between Kernan Hospital (now UM Rehab), the UM School of Medicine, and the VA Maryland Healthcare System. It has been generously supported by seed money from the Kernan Endowment Board.

Our mission is to advance the state of rehabilitation medicine science and apply these advancements to affect the best possible care for our patients. Specialized and advanced research programs have been developed in stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, and future work in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation is under development.

Our main emphasis has been on the use of exercise and robotic rehabilitation techniques to improve the health, fitness, and function of people with neurologic disabilities. Additional interests of affiliated faculty members are behavioral neurology, aphasiology, pain management, spasticity and the functional basis for neurologic recovery. If you would like more information, please check back often, or call the RRC at 410-448-6773.