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Searle Rehabilitation Research Center

About RIC Research

The Searle Rehabilitation Research Center at RIC is the largest physical rehabilitation research center in the world. Research is an essential part of RIC's mission to help people with disabilities gain as independent and fulfilling life as possible. By investing our resources in research we know that we are offering our patients the best rehabilitation care possible. Currently, there are more than 200 research projects underway, funded by over $12 million in generous donations from both private and public supporters.

Our Vision

Practical Solutions Today & The Promise of Hope for Tomorrow

RIC's Searle Rehabilitation Research Center seeks to set the highest standards in scholarly and applied research in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our objectives are to discover practical solutions for today, and to provide the promise of hope tomorrow for people with physical disabilities. In a culture of value and respect, we will advance the state of the science, promote its application to patient care and unselfishly share our knowledge and expertise, so that people with disabilities from around the world may achieve the best life possible.

RIC is the academic home and main clinical partner of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine. This partnership provides an academic framework for RIC's research efforts. A range of researchers are supported through this partnership, including post-doctoral researchers, pre-doctoral research graduates, physicians, residents and other clinical fellows.