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Research Jobs & Fellowships
We offer several types of research fellowships, suitable for funding physicians or PhD scientists in rehabilitation research or others looking for careers opportunities in our field
Medical Student Education & Residency Program
AbilityLab, in conjunction with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, offers a residency training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Cameron Zick was on a camping trip in Colorado with five friends when his life changed forever when he slipped on a rock and hit his head leaving him in severe pain and paralyzed below the neck.
Federal Research Designations
Our research discoveries set new standards and protocols in rehabilitation hospitals around the world. We regularly publish research in the world's foremost medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and The Lancet.
Researchers at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab have designed the first-ever manual standing wheelchair that allows users to be mobile in both sitting and standing modes.
Chronic Pain Programs
We have designed intensive, interdisciplinary programs to help you get your body and mind back on track so you can return to your life.
Repeated presentations of transient and mild hypoxia can elicit neuroplasticity and boost the efficacy of standard therapeutic strategies in certain cases of neurologic dysfunction. This study will help create a framework for the development of practical techniques to harness beneficial neuroplasticity in individuals with SCI.
RIC has again received the prestigious Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System designation.
Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab one of only 14 federally designated "Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems" Center. We help our patients return to the community and maximizing functional abilities while fostering independence.
This study, funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, employs implementation science methods and seeks to integrate the Spinal Cord Injury - Quality of Life (SCI-QOL) measurement system into inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitative care.
After a car accident and surgery, Cole used the internet to help him focus on what felt impossible: learning to walk again.
Implementation of Evidenced Based-Interventions during Inpatient Rehabilitation to Improve Mobility, Health and Participation
Most patients with stroke or ABI can recover some gait function (80-95%), but only 25% of those with SCI (50% motor incomplete) walk independently.