RR&D Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC)
The BRRC works to find treatments that will lead to recovery of function after neurologic disease or injury
Listing of BRRC investigators and other staff
We are located in the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, Florida
The BRRC is a Center of Excellence in Gainesville, Florida, funded since 1999 by the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service. The mission of the BRRC is to develop and test treatments that harness neuroplasticity to substantially improve or restore impairments of motor, cognition, and emotion that have been caused by neurologic disease or injury.
Click here to listen to a podcast of a 12-minute interview with Dr. Janis J. Daly, Director of the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center. The interview is about recent groundbreaking work she directed that was published by the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which also produced the interview.
A list of some other recent BRRC publications is available here.
The BRRC Scientific Strategy
Because of the broad spectrum of symptoms and the complexity of neurologic injury and disease, the BRRC has developed a scientific strategy that will identify important variables and mechanisms involved in neurorehabilitation through:
> CLINICAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES, which develop innovative therapies for specific functional impairments, including problems with walking, arm function, speaking, or expressing emotion.
> A TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE IN REHABILITATION NEUROSCIENCE, which uses animal models and behavioral, molecular, physiological, and anatomical techniques to identify key neural and behavioral factors that facilitate translation between basic and applied scientists.
> METHODOLOGICAL CORES, which develop state-of-the art technology and other methods to measure cognition, emotion, and motor function in order to precisely and reliably identify mechanisms of and effects of neurorehabilitation.