Fabrisia Ambrosio, Ph.D., M.P.T., associate professor, University of Pittsburgh, and Carmen M. Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, discuss the formation of the International Consortium for Regenerative Rehabilitation. The goal is to explore initiatives and programs that can be developed to address the great potential to synergize the field of regenerative medicine with rehabilitation science.
The combination of the two fields offers great promise in maximizing the physical functioning in individuals after injury, disease or with aging. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has decided to fund the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T).
The ultimate aim is to promote interactions and exposure of individuals to the rehabilitation field, its techniques and its methodologies. AR3T will be dedicated to promoting research in regenerative rehabilitation with pilot funding programs, sabbatical and laboratory experiences in hopes of creating new collaborations.