Research and Scholarly Activity

We encourage our residents to participate in research and scholarly activity as part of their curriculum. Research and scholarly activity are an important component of a successful residency.

Educational Opportunities

Our residents are very active in scholarly activity and have often been accepted to national conferences including the annual meeting for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPMR) and Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). Residents also participate in research projects with the groups listed below under "Research Centers".

Learn more about the educational programs the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers.

Model Systems

As shared in a press release in 2016, "The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was one of only 14 national institutions awarded a Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) grant valued at $2,280,000 over five years from the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). As a national leader in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Mount Sinai is the only institution in New York State to receive the grant."

Learn more information about the Spinal Cord Injury Model System.

"The New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) provides health care services to meet the needs of persons who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The NYTBI Model System – coordinated by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center – is one of 16 in the U.S. and the only one in the New York metropolitan area." (Reference)

Click here for more information regarding the TBIMS.

Research Centers

Abilities Research Center (ARC): "Mount Sinai’s Abilities Research Center offers innovative and individualized therapy designed to achieve the highest possible level of function. The ARC relies on the work of our research program to offer the newest available technologies to our patients. Through state-of-the-art rehabilitation approaches, including upper and lower limb robotics, exoskeleton devices, and noninvasive brain stimulation, we bring together the resources, science, and support our patients need to maximize their independence and mobility."

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The Mount Sinai Spinal Cord Injury Program
At the Mount Sinai Spinal Injury Cord Program we provide persons with new or long-standing spinal cord injury (SCI) with opportunities to participate in clinical trials of new drugs and interventions that may lessen the impairment, or increase a person’s ability to function independently.

Brain Injury Research Center
The Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai (BIRC-MS) investigates cutting-edge solutions for improving both health and quality of life following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since 1987, our research has focused on screening, intervention, and long-term treatment outcomes. Our current research aims to develop and evaluate novel approaches to treatment and to identify factors that impact TBI outcomes.