NCMRR 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium and Celebration

December 12-13, 2011

Event:      NCMRR 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium and Celebration
Date:        December 12-13, 2011
Location:  Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center,
                 Bethesda, MD
The mission of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) is to foster development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality-of-life of people with disabilities. A primary goal of the center’s supported research is to bring the health related problems of people with disabilities to the attention of the best scientists in order to capitalize upon the myriad of advances occurring in the biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences. 
In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), the Foundation for NIH sponsored two events – a celebration dinner on the evening of December 12th, in honor of key individuals who played a significant role in the creation of the Center and a symposium on December 13th, that presented cutting edge rehabilitation research funded by the Center.
The dinner brought together the leaders and stakeholders who played a major role in the creation and development of NCMRR in 1991.  Members of Congress, current leaders in the Department of Health and Human Services, and representatives of the professions related to rehabilitation research will participate in the evening of remembrances and a look to the future for rehabilitation research at NIH.
At the symposium on December 13th, seven (7) NCMRR-funded scientists discussed their research endeavors, representing the latest advances in rehabilitation research.


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