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Center Activities

Recent Events

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The Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR) held its annual meeting on January 30th in Galveston, TX, at the historic Tremont House.
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CLDR hosted a visiting scholar, Kimberly Erler, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions. She presented, "Examining Social Participation After Neurological Injury," on February 12, 2020 at UTMB. Learn more about the Visiting Scholar program.

Upcoming Events

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American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting of 2020 features the Eugene Michels Research Forum, "Infobesity in Practice: Is Big Data Interfering With Clinical Decision Making?"

Location: Denver, Colorado
Date: February 15, 2020
Speakers: Randy Trumbower, Carole Tucker, David Brown, Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, Nicole Lynn Stout

This session will tackle the issues that clinicians are facing in light of the significant and growing volume of data available to drive their evidence-based practice. Does more data enable clinicians to make wiser decisions, or do clinicians need better decision-making processes instead? A panel of clinicians, administrators, and researchers will discuss and debate these issues highlighting opportunities, as well as threats introduced by emerging trends of data science on patient outcomes.
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9th Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars and the 5th Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Summer Institute for Future Scientists: Emerging Research Areas

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Dates: AOTA Summit Institute for Future Scientists in OT: Thursday, June 18, 2020; OT Summit of Scholars: Friday & Saturday, June 19-20, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, "Data Science in Occupational Therapy: Opportunities, Challenges and Resources"

Call for Applications

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CLDR Travel Award for Secondary Analysis of Archived Studies Applications are due April 15, 2020.

The Category 3 Travel Award for Secondary Data Analysis of Archived Studies is an opportunity for early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students to perform secondary analysis of data from completed studies in the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) repository. Award recipients will participate in the CLDR Symposium at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) annual conference October 21-24 as a part of the CLDR-Sponsored Young Investigators Panel: Secondary Analysis of Archived Datasets symposia. Funds, up to $2,500, will support conference registration, travel, and accommodations.
For questions about the resources and services offered through the CLDR, please contact the CLDR at

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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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