• Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research

    Improving Quality of Life through Research

    The Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) takes a wide-reaching approach to improving quality of life for children with disabilities and their families. Our clinical services provide care ranging from acute injury treatment to long-term rehabilitation. Our five-year combined residency training program in pediatrics and PM&R is one of only five such combined programs in the United States. And our research is paving the way toward a better understanding of the mechanics, treatment and prevention of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI).

    TBI is the leading cause of acquired disability in childhood. It is the No. 1 diagnosis resulting in admission for inpatient pediatric rehabilitation in the United States and at Cincinnati Children’s. Our federally funded research investigates child and family outcomes, parent-child interaction and models of family intervention following pediatric TBI. Our research includes an NICHD- and NINDS-funded study that will provide data on appropriate outcome measures for children in a minimally conscious state, and on the pharmacokinetics of amantadine in children. Results of this research will be useful in designing future research of and treatment for pediatric TBI, ultimately leading to better outcomes for children with these types of injuries.

  • Research and Training Details

    Research Fellows2
    Research Students8
    Support Personnel10
    Direct Annual Grant Support$957,022
    Direct Annual Industry Support$1,230
    Peer Reviewed Publications13

    Clinical Activities and Training

    Clinical Staff5
    Staff Physicians1
    Clinical Fellows3
    Clinical Students5
    Inpatient Encounters4,281
    Outpatient Encounters4,957