Mayo Rehabilitation Research Training Program


Basford, Jeffrey R. M.D., Ph.D.


This program is not currently accepting applications.

The Mayo Rehabilitation Research Training Program provides qualified physicians and doctoral-level scientists the training necessary to permit them to become leaders in rehabilitation-related research.

The program offers five tracks, which have been chosen to optimize Mayo Clinic resources in important areas of rehabilitation-related research. Tracks include:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Biomechanics
  • Biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain

Each track is tailored to trainees' specific needs, but all begin with the trainees working for a limited time with their mentors on ongoing research projects relevant to their interests.

Trainees are expected to:

  • Rapidly begin their own, self-initiated projects
  • Become capable of sustained individual research
  • Submit National Institutes of Health-quality grant applications by the end of their training period

Position availability

There are five postdoctoral positions awarded to the Mayo Rehabilitation Research Training Program a year. The number of open positions varies.


Successful candidates are selected on the basis of academic record, research experience, career goal, letter of recommendation and motivation for a career in academic rehabilitation.

Appointees must have received a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree by the beginning date of the training grant appointment.

Appointees must also be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or must have been legally admitted as permanent residents.

How to apply

This program is not currently accepting applications.


  1. An, Kai-Nan Ph.D.
  2. Basford, Jeffrey R. M.D., Ph.D.
  3. Brown, Allen W. M.D.
  4. Kaufman, Kenton R. Ph.D.
  5. Leibson, Cynthia L. Ph.D.
  6. Low, Phillip A. M.D.
  7. Lucchinetti, Claudia F. M.D.
  8. Melton, L. Joseph III M.D.
  9. Pittelkow, Mark R. M.D.
  10. Rodriguez, Moses M.D.
  11. Sandroni, Paola M.D., Ph.D.
  12. Scarisbrick, Isobel A. Ph.D.
  13. Therneau, Terry M. Ph.D.
  14. Weinshenker, Brian G. M.D.