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Fellowship: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program

Program Directors
Denise G. Tate, Ph.D. ABPP, Associate Chair for Research


To provide post-doctoral fellows and PM&R resident trainees with accelerated research training and experience in issues related to rehabilitation emphasizing the consumer-scientist-practitioner model.


  1. To conduct rehabilitation-related research training within a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach that promotes greater understanding of issues in rehabilitation and opportunities for cross-fertilization of ideas.
  2. To orient research training toward the advancement of science and address the needs of persons with disabilities through development of evidence-based practice (EBP) and community-based participatory research.
  3. To prepare researchers to conduct studies in new settings, including home, schools and community-based organizations.
  4. To develop research skills that will result in successful research proposals.
  5. To promote productive partnerships and collaborations that lead to successful careers in area with a shortage of qualified researchers.
Educational Activities
  1. Academic courses available at the University of Michigan campus
  2. Research seminars and journal club meetings (PDF)
  3. Presentations and lectures at meetings and national conferences
  4. Opportunities to work collaboratively on research projects being conducted at the various research laboratories and the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

For more information
, please contact: 
Denise Tate, PhD at

Currently there are no fellowships available at this time. Additional fellowships may become available in 2014.

Requirements for Applying:

  1. Cover letter to support justification for training;
  2. Letters of Support (mentors and/or supervisors); and
  3. Publications in last 5 years.

Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Current Fellows:

Andrea Nevedal, PhD

Andrea Nevedal

Elham Mahmoudi, PhD

Elham Mahmoudi

Mentors for this fellowship program are key faculty members who have nationally recognized experience in research. Each fellow is supervised by a primary mentor who directs his/her fellowship plan. The plan includes a supervised research experience, submission of a grant application, a professional article submission, presentations at university departmental meetings, organization and presentation of a seminar on consumer-driven research and presentations at national conferences. Mentors and fellows meet regularly to review progress. ARRTP mentors include:


Community Participation

Health and Function

Denise G. Tate, PhD

Susan H. Brown, PhD

Michelle A. Meade, PhD

Daniel P. Ferris, PhD

James Magyar, MA

Michael E. Geisser, PhD

Carolyn Grawi, MSW, LMSW, ACSW

Claire Z. Kalpakjian, PhD, MS


Susan L. Murphy, ScD, OTR


Seth A. Warschausky, PhD

 Assistive Technology


Jane E. Huggins, PhD


Glen Ashlock, MS, ATP





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The Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133P090008.