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​​The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's (SCVMC) Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) is dedicated to improving patient care by investigating innovative treatments, identifying and promoting factors associated with prevention and resilience, and understanding the continuum of care from acute care through community reintegration.

The RRC supports Federally and Commercially Sponsored research as well as unfunded SCVMC investigator-initiated studies. For a full list of active studies, please visit the Research Projects tab.

Additionally, the RRC continues to contribute to the field of Rehabilitation Science by publishing open-access (free to download) scientific articles that help promote evidence-based treatments for individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, and Stroke. Please find all the RRC’s publications listed on the Research Publications tab with links to directly view the articles. 

RRC Updates and Upcoming Events

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Recent Conference Presentations:

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) Annual Meeting (September 2023)


American Spinal Injury Association Scientific Meeting (April 2023)


American Spinal Cord Injury Professionals Annual Meeting (September 2023)

Oral presentation on Optimizing Telenutrition Counseling for Persons with Chronic Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury using Relevant Baseline Data.

Course presentations on Telehealth for individuals with SCI, including information from the ongoing telepsychology and telenutrition studies will be presented.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (October 2023)

Poster Presentation on Mental Health Resource Utilization in Individuals with Acute Traumatic and Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury with Mild or Moderate Depressive Symptoms.