Research

KU is regarded as one of the premier research institutions in the country, and researchers in our department are at the forefront of advancing knowledge in health care. Students not only have the opportunity to learn from accomplished clinicians, but also from scientists striving to expand our knowlegebase in a variety of health and science areas.


image of brain and human headBrain Behavior Laboratory

By examining factors that influence motor skill learning such as aging, injury, and sleep, researchers seek to better understand how individuals with brain damage recover motor function and the underlying mechanisms that promote recovery.


two women meet with a patient for an evaluationCancer Rehabilitation and Wellness Laboratory

The main research goals of the CReW lab are to better understand the unique challenges of cancer survivors throughout their entire journey.


brain imagesClinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research Laboratory

The CORR lab is exploring the biomechanical factors contributing to musculoskeletal injury and aims to advance clinical research in orthopedic rehabilitation.


pancreatic islet cells under microscopeDiabetes Research Laboratory

Scientists in two distinct lab groups have combined significant expertise across disciplines such as physiology, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry and animal behavior to unlock the secrets of diabetes.


researcher works with patient on leg resistance excerciseHealth Exercise and Aging Laboratory
part of the Georgia Holland Research Lab

The major goal of ongoing research in this lab is to improve the health and wellness of people with chronic disease or disability.


researcher works with specialized equipmentNeuromuscular Research Laboratory

Through the study of posture and gait disorders in post-stroke individuals, as well as those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, researchers are developing novel approaches and technologies in neuro-rehabilitation.


research subject breathes into special machineResearch in Exercise and Cardiovascular Health (REACH) Laboratory
part of the Georgia Holland Research Lab

The REACH lab aims to understand the cardiovascular and pulmonary adaptations to chronic disease (heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, stroke and cancer) and to develop effective exercise interventions that maximize cardiovascular health.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2014
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