Resident Research

To provide U-M PM&R residents with a foundation in clinical research methods and skills, with an initial experience in designing, implementing and completing a research project, to give graduate physicians the tools to be able to answer their clinical questions throughout their careers.

By the conclusion of their residency training, you will:

  • Complete a research literature review and develop an acceptable research question and research hypothesis.
  • Develop a research design and statistical analysis plan appropriate to the research hypothesis.
  • Implement and complete a data collection process that addresses the research hypothesis they have developed.
  • Analyze and interpret the data they have collected in relation to their research question and hypothesis.
  • Present the results of their research in a public research forum.

PM&R Department Research
James Ray Scientific Day
Theodore Cole Resident Research Day
A day for residents to present the research that they have been working on throughout the year.

Recent PMR Residents Publiction (including abstracts) Completed during Residency

Hurvitz EA, Marciniak CM, Daunter AK, et al. Functional outcomes of childhood dorsal rhizotomy in adults and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 2013;11(4):380-388. 
Peterson MD, Lukasik L, Muth T, et al. Recumbent cross-training is a feasible and safe mode of physical activity for significantly motor-impaired adults with cerebral palsy. Archives of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation. 2013;94(2):401-407. 
Fredericks W, Swank S, Teisberg M, Hampton B, Ridpath L, Hanna JB. Lower extremity biomechanical relationships with different speeds in traditional, minimalist, and barefoot footwear. Journal of sports science & medicine. 2015;14(2):276-283. 
Haapala H, Peterson MD, Daunter A, Hurvitz EA. Agreement between actual height and estimated height using segmental limb lengths for individuals with cerebral palsy. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2015;94(7):539-546. 
Ho J, Richardson JK. Rectus abdominis denervation after subcostal open laparotomy. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2015;94(5):e43-44. 
Smith SR, Reish AG, Andrews C. Cancer survivorship: a growing role for physiatric care. PM&R. 2015;7(5):527-531.
Bakshi R, Berri H, Kalpakjian C, Smuck M. The Effects of Local Anesthesia Administration on Pain Experience During Interventional Spine Procedures: A Prospective Controlled Trial. Pain Medicine. 2016;17(3):488-493. 
Bomalaski MN, Claflin ES, Townsend W, Peterson MD. Zolpidem for the Treatment of Neurologic Disorders: A Systematic Review. JAMA Neurology. 2017;74(9):1130-1139.
Bomalaski MN, Smith SR. Improved Arousal and Motor Function Using Zolpidem in a Patient with Space-Occupying Intracranial Lesions: A Case Report. PM&R. 2017;9(8):831-833.
Daunter AK, Kratz AL, Hurvitz EA. Long-term impact of childhood selective dorsal rhizotomy on pain, fatigue, and function: a case-control study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2017;59(10):1089-1095. 
Smith SR, Zheng JY. The Intersection of Oncology Prognosis and Cancer Rehabilitation. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. 2017;5(1):46-54. 
Leung J, Smith S, Kalpakjian C. Functional Outcomes of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease. PM&R. 2018;10(6):567-572. 
McGrath R, Hall O, Peterson M, DeVivo M, Heinemann A, Kalpakjian C. The association between the etiology of a spinal cord injury and time to mortality in the United States: A 44-year investigation. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2018:1-9. 
Andrews C, Smith S, Schilling S, Kalpakjian C. The association of performance status and disease severity in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In press. 
Hall O, McGrath R, Heinemann A, et al. The Burden of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in the United States: Disability-Adjusted Life Years. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In press.
Peer Reviewed Abstracts 
Leung J, Smith SR. Poster 254 Outcomes of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation for Chronic Graft-Versus-Host-Disease (cGVHD). PM&R. 2015;7(9, Supplement):S174-S175.
Castellanos J, Smith SR. Poster 279 Radial neuropathy exacerbated by ligamentous laxity in pregnancy and by chemotherapy: a case report. PM&R. 2016;8(9s):S251. 
Cheng R, Smith S, Kalpakjian C. Poster 25 Predicting return to medical service among dysvascular lower extremity amputees on an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit. PM&R. 2016;8(9s):S168-s169.
Bomalaski MN, Peterson M, Claflin E. Poster 228 Zolpidem for the treatment of neurologic disorders: a systematic review. PM&R. 2016;8(9s):S234-s235.
McConnell R, Zheng JY, Chadd EH, Kalpakjian C. Poster 79 Comprehension of visual displays of the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) in patients with spinal cord injury in acute rehabilitation. PM&R. 2016;8(9s):S187.
Sanders CM, Hornyak JE, Voss LM. Poster 458 Improvement of premorbid developmental delay following treatment of post traumatic hydrocephalus: a case report. PM&R. 2016;8(9s):S310.
Updated October 8, 2018