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December 2019: News from the CDLR

ACRM 2019

The CLDR sponsored a number of activities at the 2019 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference in Chicago including lectures, symposiums, poster presentations, and an exhibit booth.
Congratulations to James Graham, PhD, DC, FACRM on being selected as an ACRM Fellow, a well deserved honor for someone making a huge impact in Rehabilitation Research.

Webinar Now Available

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) hosted a webinar, “Accessing and Using two Disability/Rehabilitation Studies for Secondary Analysis: Boston RISE and Early Intervention – Colorado.” These datasets received support for archiving and curation activities via CLDR Data Sharing and Archiving awards. Funding is available for those interested in archiving research data. PI’s should contact the CLDR ( for more information.

Datasets Available

for secondary data analysis from completed research studies
The following archived datasets are made available through ICPSR’s Archive of Data on Disabilities to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP):

Visiting Scholars

The CLDR hosted Visiting Scholar Amber Angell, PhD, OTR/L of the University of Florida. Dr. Angell worked with CLDR Collaborator, Ickpyo Hong, PhD, OTR on her project and presented the lecture, "Identifying Disparities in Autism Services Among Understudied, Underserved Populations.” The Visiting Scholar program is a unique experience in which awardees receive training and mentoring on their own rehabilitation related research project.

Recent Publications

2017 CLDR Pilot award recipient, Ryan McGrath, PhD from North Dakota State University and Collaborators Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD and Kyriakos S. Markides, PhD, recently published, The burden of health conditions across race and ethnicity for aging Americans: Disability-adjusted life years in the journal Medicine. (doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017964)
Jaspreet Sodhi
UTMB Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program graduate Jaspreet Sodhi and colleagues published a paper, Pain as a predictor of frailty over time among older Mexican Americans in the Journal PAIN. The publication was selected as editor's choice and a video is available. Read a press release by the NIH, Older Mexican American adults experiencing pain are at risk of developing frailty.

News & Announcements

CMS Releases New Medicaid and CHIP Data for Research: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is excited to announce the availability of new data from the Medicaid and CHIP Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS). Learn more at the ResDAC website.
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CLDR is part of the Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network (MR3 Network), funded by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). (P2CHD065702)
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