Overview of RR&D
Technology that gives veterans back functional independence, career opportunities that
encourage rehabilitation research education-all speak to just a small part of innovation
in the Rehabilitation Research and Development (Rehab R&D) Service. An intramural
program for improving the quality of life of impaired and disabled veterans, Rehab R&D
is dedicated to the well-being of America's veterans through a full spectrum of research:
from approved rehabilitation research projects, through evaluation and technology transfer
to final clinical application. The veterans we serve not only help us define our research
goals, but participate in research efforts, and often test the outcomes and ultimate
usefulness of research results in their daily lives.
The main RR&D website can be found at http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/.
Patricia A. Dorn, PhD
Director, Rehab R&D Service
About the Journal
JRRD, the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, has been a leading research journal for more than 45 years. Formerly the Bulletin of Prosthetics Research (BPR), JRRD debuted in 1983 to include cross-disciplinary findings in rehabilitation. JRRD, a scientifically indexed journal, publishes original research papers from U.S. and international researchers on all rehabilitation research disciplines. The JRRD website features all current and archival material back to the inception of BPR in 1964. To access JRRD, please click on http://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/jourindx.html for the JRRD home page.
RR&D's Centers of Excellence are the sites
of rehabilitation research that attracts the brightest minds from academia, industry,
and medicine into the VA focused on finding research solutions to the needs of
veterans with disabilities. Go to the main Rehab R&D website for more information about the centers.