Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program in Community Living and Participation (U-M ARRTP-CP)

The program is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living (ACL) Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. Grant Award #90ARCP0003-01-00. 

Directed by Drs. Susan Murphy and Anna Kratz, the program trains research post-doctoral fellows to advance the rehabilitation field in community living and participation, promoted by embracing community-based research approaches. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree (e.g., PsyD, DPT) in a health related field, such as psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, bioengineering, kinesiology, or rehabilitation medicine. A commitment to research and community living and participation should be evident in the applicant’s cover letter, CV and letter of reference. Candidates with some research and publication experience are especially encouraged to apply.

We invite you to apply to our program by clicking the link below.

To apply visit: https://redcapproduction.umms.med.umich.edu/surveys/?s=qHM7eq8oQi

For questions about our program, please email Susan Murphy, ScD OTR/L sumurphy@med.umich.edu

For questions about your application, contact Erica Bundoff at ericalch@med.umich.edu

POSTDOCTORAL ADVANCED REHABILITATION RESEARCH TRAINING POSITIONS

The University of Michigan (UM) Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program in Community Living and Participation (ARRTP-CP) will train postdoctoral fellows to advance the rehabilitation field in community living and participation by embracing research approaches and methodologies that are person-centered, community-based, and focus on optimizing participation. This program is a collaborative effort among academic researchers at the UM and their partners at community-based organizations.
 
The mentorship and educational opportunities available at the UM will be bolstered by real-world collaborations with associated community-based organizations. In addition to established community-academic partnerships, expert staff members at the Community Engagement Program at the Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research (MICHR) at UM will facilitate unique opportunities to connect with community-based organizations to conduct research and provide mentorship and specialized training in community engaged research. Community collaborators from the disability community will provide guidance for conducting community living and participation research.

The Program

A core curriculum will complement hands-on experiences, and include courses, seminars and workshops to train fellows in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Additional opportunities include independent research projects, attendance at national conferences, networking and career development activities.   Training in methods will focus on diverse community-based research approaches designed to capture community living and environmental, social and situational contextual factors. Fellows will acquire knowledge and expertise in person-centered, community-engaged research aimed at improving community living and participation. They will acquire advanced research skills, learn how to engage with stakeholders through all phases of research, collaborate effectively with community partners while demonstrating competencies, and communicate the results of research to enhance community living and participation.  

Eligibility and Expectations for the Fellowship Program

Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree (e.g., PsyD, DPT) in a health related field, such as rehabilitation psychology, speech and language pathology, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, bioengineering, kinesiology, rehabilitation medicine, medical anthropology, public health, economics, etc. A commitment to research and community living and participation should be evident in the applicant’s cover letter, CV and letters of reference. In addition of having academic mentors during fellowship, each fellow will also partner with a community mentor – a person with a disability – for further more in depth and personal exposure to community living and disability issues. Previous experience in research and writing or in disability and clinical care is desirable. Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have completed all requirements of the PhD  degree  or equivalent by August 1st 2019. 

Salary and Benefits

Salaries follow the NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows based on years of training after Ph.D. The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive package of benefits for fellows.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has a strong focus on research applied to clinical care. The department is part of the UM Medical School and the UM Health System (UMHS). The University Hospital (UH), an 800 bed tertiary care facility, provides specialized care in many areas including cancer, cardiovascular health and pediatrics. UH is surrounded by outpatient and community based clinics, and is located near the School of Public Health. 

For questions, please contact Erica Bundoff at ericalch@med.umich.edu.

To apply visit: https://redcapproduction.umms.med.umich.edu/surveys/?s=qHM7eq8oQi

Former ARRT Fellow Testimonial 

"The ARRT training program opened my eyes to research approaches I was unaware of that can lead to meaningful change...I highly recommend the ARRT training program for those interested in developing important skills to make a significant contribution to our local and global communities."

- Dr. Daniel Whitney, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Medical School

Dr. Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director, Clinical Trials Development
Director, Pain Rehabilitation Interventions for Symptom Management Lab
Research Non-Clinical Faculty
Anna Kratz, PhD

Anna Kratz, PhD

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Research Non-Clinical Psychologist