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Support the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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In the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, philanthropy enables us to diligently pursue our mission of improving the quality of life for individuals disabled by injury or disease. Your generosity supports novel research for the development of innovative treatment options designed to guide patients along the road to recovery, with the end result being to improve the lives of those in our care.

Thank you for your partnership.


Philanthropic Funds

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.

    Learn more about COVID-19 rehabilitation.

  • 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.

    Learn more about our residency program.

  • 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.

    Learn more about cancer rehabilitation.

  • 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 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.

    Learn more about inpatient rehabilitation.

  • 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.

    Learn more about TBI and stroke rehabilitation.

  • 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.

    Learn more about neuromuscular and myositis rehabilitation.

    Learn more about the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center.

  • 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.

    Learn more about outpatient rehabilitation.

  • 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.

    Learn more about our education and research efforts.

  • 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.

    Learn more about PACT.

  • 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.

    Learn more about POTS rehabilitation.


Contact Us

If you have questions or would like additional information about ways to support the Department of PM&R, please contact us at:

Lauren D. Malloy, MSW, LMSW
Associate Director of Development 
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
550 North Broadway, Suite 702A
Baltimore, MD 21205

Thank you for supporting Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins. Together we can improve lives.

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