How Your Gift Can Help
Your gift helps us pursue our mission of improving the quality of life for people disabled by injury or disease. Your generosity supports new research for the development of innovative treatments focusing on restoring the health and functional abilities of people after an illness or condition such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, heart surgery, amputation, joint replacement, sports injuries or spinal disorders. Through philanthropic support, our dedicated staff continues to advance the knowledge of effective physical medicine and rehabilitation therapies, and to deliver the best possible patient care.
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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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You can choose to give to one or more of these areas to ensure your gift is meaningful to you.
This fund supports rehabilitation efforts aimed at treating the whole person (body and mind) following a COVID-19 diagnosis. Common physical impairments of COVID-19 include weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath and difficulty with walking and performing daily tasks. Early intervention through exercise and activity aimed at treating the whole person play an important role in the recovery process.
PM&R utilizes a team approach to support the extraordinary number of COVID-19 survivors while driving care forward with comprehensive and standardized assessments, evidence-based approaches and the very best in patient-centered care.
This fund supports efforts to train the next generation of leaders in rehabilitation care and research. Support bolsters educational opportunities for medical students, physiatrists, rehabilitation psychologists and therapists. Our residency program offers extensive training in evidence-based diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disabilities.
This fund supports clinical programs that optimize daily function and quality of life by minimizing the side effects of cancer and treatment through customized rehabilitation plans that address patient’s unique needs and life goals.
Funding helps our team to improve quality of care, enhance patient-centered programs, perform novel research, and train future rehabilitation providers.
This fund provides our trainees with the resources needed to pursue innovative research, and supports ongoing educational and clinical programs that enhance the quality of care our patients receive.
As we expand both inpatient and outpatient services, gifts to this fund ensure we are providing unparalleled excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.
This fund supports faculty, residents and other trainees in building their knowledge through engagement in a professional environment showcasing research and scientific developments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and related fields.
This lectureship focuses on basic, clinical and applied research, covering a broad range of topics such as biomarkers of osteoarthritis, stroke, pain, dysphagia and the psychology of rehabilitation. Through lectures and discussions, the lectureship highlights the critical work of the school’s renowned faculty and leaders from across the country, creating an opportunity for broader dissemination of innovative research critical to expanding the knowledge base and facing today’s pressing health challenges.
In addition to the educational benefits, the lectureship fosters the development of future collaborations (clinical, training, research or otherwise), and creates a space for the School of Medicine community to celebrate the department’s achievements.
This fund supports the laboratory’s efforts in studying the mechanisms underlying motor learning and developing interventions to modulate motor function in humans. Research focuses on understanding how the central nervous system controls and learns to perform motor actions in healthy individuals and in patients with neurological diseases such as stroke. Use of noninvasive brain stimulation combined with behavioral tasks helps highlight how these structures are interrelated.
The knowledge gained enables scientists and clinicians to work together to develop strategies to enhance motor function in neurological patients.
Learn more about the Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Program.
Learn more about the research conducted within the Human Brain Physiology and Stimulation Lab.
This fund supports our Comprehensive Inpatient Integrated Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP) which helps patients prepare for independent living after they leave the hospital. A home-like setting allows patients the freedom to perform their own care with the guidance of a team of experts including rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, and dietitians.
Support in this area enables our team to work with the patients and their family to optimize rehabilitation outcomes. A shared goal of inpatient rehabilitation is to help patients regain function, become as independent as possible and return to a community setting.
This fund supports our Brain and Stroke Institute, which offers a multi-faceted program, staffed by specialists in brain dysfunction, to help patients restore function and thrive.
Through innovative research like brain stimulation to undamaged parts of the brain and novel treatment methods like the use of video game technology, Johns Hopkins experts are discovering the brain’s resilience and redefining what it means to recover from stroke and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Philanthropic support provides access to new equipment and training that will further our mission to enhance patient quality of life.
The Motor Recovery Research Lab performs innovative research on therapeutic methods to enhance recovery after stroke and other forms of brain injury. Our rehabilitation scientists are translating research to enhance clinical outcomes for individuals with paralysis and muscle stiffness and developed methods to promote precision rehabilitation. Some novel treatments that are being translated include the development of medical devices to connect undamaged parts of the brain to enhance sensorimotor recovery on the impaired side of the body, development of a new treatment for muscle stiffness and development of technology for assessment and differentiation of the contribution of sensory impairments, weakness, incoordination and stiffness to the motor dysfunction to enable precision diagnostics and therapeutic strategies.
Your support furthers the Hopkins mission to redefine what it means to recover from stroke and other brain injuries and enhance patient quality of life, through increased functional gains and active life participation.
This fund supports the musculoskeletal program led by Dr. Mo Emam, which provides treatment and rehabilitation for patients with overuse injuries, acute injuries and chronic conditions affecting the spine, shoulder and elbow, hip and knee and other joints. The fund supports our team in obtaining the necessary resources and training to use interventional and diagnostic musculoskeletal sonography to help diagnose musculoskeletal conditions and determine the best treatment approach.Funding also supports the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, which provides multidisciplinary, comprehensive training in sports and musculoskeletal medicine to rising leaders in the rehabilitation medicine field. Program fellows work closely with faculty from various sports medicine disciplines including primary care sports medicine, interventional pain, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine physical therapy. This fellowship program provides fellows with every opportunity to excel in academic and clinical sports medicine practice.
This fund supports a multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic, led by Dr. Tae Chung, under the Myositis Center at Johns Hopkins. The rehabilitation team consists of physical, occupational and speech therapists, who are dedicated to helping patients with rare neuromuscular disorders. Support enables our team to offer unparalleled rehabilitative treatments and therapeutic exercises to aid in recovery of various neuromuscular diseases.
In addition, funds further research in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders, especially myositis and other forms of muscle diseases.
This fund supports our outpatient rehabilitation network, which provides rehabilitation therapy, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language therapy, in many convenient locations throughout the state.
Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping patients reduce disability, enhance mobility and eliminate pain. Through the use of innovative therapies and state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment, patients have made great strides in regaining function and improving overall quality of life.
Your gift helps to improve quality of care, lead discovery through research and train future rehabilitation providers.
This fund supports our clinical education team in offering innovative programming that goes beyond basic fieldwork and is multidisciplinary in nature. In addition to clinical work, funds support opportunities to conduct related research, produce clinical scholarly projects and share new collaboration.
This fund supports our Post-acute COVID-19 Team (PACT). In collaboration with the Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, our rehabilitation physiatrists are providing care for COVID-19 survivors who completed a stay on the intensive care unit, many of whom are now experiencing impairments in physical, mental and cognitive performance as a result of “post-hospital syndrome.” In addition to helping the severely ill, PACT is providing care for the growing number of COVID-19 survivors who are experiencing persistent symptoms from the virus, such as headaches, shortness of breath and fatigue, to regain strength and baseline function.
The PACT utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to drive care forward. Support in this area enables further discovery in comprehensive and standardized assessments, evidence-based approaches and the very best in patient-centered care. Your contribution makes it possible for our team to work with patients and their family to optimize rehabilitation outcomes.
This fund supports the POTS program — which is one of the few POTS programs in the country – by providing resources to improve the patient experience through research, education and patient-centered care. Support enables our team to use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and testing, with a focus on optimizing treatment and long-term management of POTS. Philanthropic gifts ensure we are able to bring together specialists in rehabilitation, cardiology, neurology, physical therapy and other fields to provide well-rounded care for POTS patients.
Michael's NIBS Story
After a traumatic brain injury and a stroke, Michael was told he had reached his limit on what he could do. This was not something he and his partner, Jason, would accept. That’s when research led them to the Johns Hopkins Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) program that helped set Michael on a path to recovery.
Types of Gifts
There are four ways to support the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through charitable giving: cash gifts, matching gifts, tribute giving, and gift planning.
Gifts of all sizes help the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to continue our ongoing efforts as a leader in innovative and compassionate treatment, groundbreaking research, and excellent surgical medical education. Gifts made with a check or credit card provide immediate support to the Department.
Contributions to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation can be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest. Gifts can also be designated to support a specific doctor. Gifts can also be made in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special in your life.
Gifts can be made outright or pledged over a period of up to five years.
Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. For every dollar you donate to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, your employer will match it either dollar for dollar, two dollars to one dollar, or, in more generous cases, three dollars to one dollar. All you need is a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s Public Affairs Department. Complete the section designated for employees and mail the form to us. We will take care of all the other details and paperwork.
There are many opportunities to commemorate family members, friends, or colleagues on a birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion. Gifts can be made to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in honor of a special physician, for example, who has played a significant role in your health. These gifts are greatly appreciated by the people being honored and their families.
A gift made to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in memory of a person who has passed away is a special way to honor a beloved friend or family member. Such a gift creates a legacy and memorializes the person by providing direct support to the Department.
Gift planning allows our donors to thoughtfully choose ways of giving that meet their needs—and the needs of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A development director from the Department and the Johns Hopkins Institutions, Office of Gift Planning can provide you with information on effective charitable planning options so that you can achieve optimum tax, financial, and philanthropic results.
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Thank you for supporting Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins. Together we can improve lives.