Shields to Serve as Chair Elect to National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

Monday, August 12, 2013


Dr. Richard Shields was selected to serve as the Chair Elect to the Advisory Board for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR).   NCMRR fosters development of scientific knowledge to advance the health, productivity, independence, and quality-of-life of people with physical disabilities and is one of the primary NIH centers to fund rehabilitation research.  The board advises the directors of the National Institutes of Child Health and Disabilities and NCMRR on matters and policies relating to the Center's programs.  The Board is comprised of 12 members representing health and scientific disciplines related to medical rehabilitation and 6 members representing persons with disabilities.