Christiansen receives research grant

By Staff

Cory Christiansen

Cory L. Christiansen, an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at the University of Colorado Denver, has received the Mid-career Investigator Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to study typical functional outcomes, and expected early improvements, of current rehabilitation interventions for those who have undergone a dysvascular transtibial amputation.

The Foundation for PM&R gives more than $120,000 annually in seed money for pilot projects to help researchers secure funding for research that has a global impact on individuals with disability.  More than 90 percent of support for the foundation comes from private individual donations.

Nine out of 10 Americans will suffer functional disability due to illness or injury at some point in their lives.  The foundation strives to enhance health and function for individuals with disability through research and education.