C-PROGRESS: Progressing Pediatric Rehabilitation Research
The National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center, also known as C-PROGRESS, helps clinical scientists studying pediatric rehabilitation by funding pilot studies, providing mentorship, and offering training and tools to support clinical trials research. C-PROGRESS stands for the Center for Pediatric Rehabilitation: Growing Research, Education, and Sharing Science, the center’s primary objective is to “see progress” in the emerging field of pediatric rehabilitation science. The Center is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. C-PROGRESS is one of six national centers in the Medical Rehabilitation Resource Network (MR3).
C-PROGRESS is currently establishing a library of courses, publications, workshops, webinars, and demonstrations to train researchers in clinical trial design, conduct, analysis, and reporting.
Pilot Study Program
C-PROGRESS offers up to $150,000 in pilot funding each year and helps grantees maximize the success of pilot studies, leading them to larger-scale funding for promising projects.
Clinicians and scientists have the opportunity to pursue mentored collaborations with C-PROGRESS’s Virginia Tech scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute’s Neuromotor Research Clinic, as well as senior researchers at The Ohio State University.
“We simply have not had a full-court attack scientifically to find out how far these children can progress with the right level of investments at the right time. The right types and amounts of rehabilitation can be transformative for a young child and for the family as well. We have vastly underestimated human potential to grow and change.”
“I’ve gotten to know the children participating in our many clinical studies and watched their development into successful adulthood. I’ve also seen how parents are filled with amazing ideas worthy of research as well as grounded advice for how clinicians can be responsive to their child’s total needs.”
“We will promote ideas for rehabilitation that are a combination of bold, feasible, and far-reaching. We want maximize the success of each pilot study so that the team can acquire large-scale funding for their ideas that demonstrate the greatest promise.”
“Clinical insights can be corralled into improving measurements in clinical trials to become more attuned to the full range of physical and mental needs of patients.”
“There is nothing more important than bringing forth the full human potential of each and every child by applying all of our scientific knowledge. Pediatric medical rehabilitation is ready for moving into the big leagues with team science.”
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C-PROGRESS is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Its founders are senior scientists at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, The Ohio State University, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. C-PROGRESS is one of six national centers in the Medical Rehabilitation Resource Network (MR3).