According to the CDC, one in four people in the US are living with a disability. The Foundation for PM&R funds physiatric research to increase our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disability, and determine the best interventions to maximize health and improve function for people with disabilities. Our support gives bright new investigators the start that they need to launch a research career, and provides vital pilot funding for proven investigators to pursue a new line of research or obtain grants to pursue larger-scale research projects. Foundation-funded research has let to hundreds of published articles and medical presentations that educate physicians on the best care for individuals with disability, as well as six times as much funding for physiatric research.
Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation