OREC's Motion Analysis Laboratories are supported on a continual basis by Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin and receive additional support on a per-project basis from such institutions as the National Institutes of Health, Children's Wisconsin, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Learn more below.
Ongoing Research Support
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research—Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training
Funding Details: Harris, Gerald (Principal Investigator); Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training in Pediatric Mobility for Physicians, Therapists, and Engineers; 90ARHF0006-01-00. Sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research—Advanced Rehabilitation Research and Training (September 2000–August 2025).
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National Institutes of Health—Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network
The Brittle Bones Disorders Rare Disease Clinical Research Consortium (BBD RDCRC) is focused on studying the over 13 genetic conditions that contribute to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) phenotype. The project that involves Dr. Harris is a longitudinal study of OI focused on correlating genotype to phenotype, natural history of vertebral fractures in OI type I, scoliosis in severe OI, pregnancy in OI, and craniofacial/dental features in severe OI.
Funding Details: Harris, Gerald (Principal Investigator—Marquette University); 1U54AR068069-01. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health: Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network (August 2014–January 2020, February 2020–January 2025).
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United States Department of Health and Human Services—National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
Dr. Geral Harris is working to train post-doctoral physicians and engineers to develop in-depth expertise, enthusiasm and productivity in rehabilitation research, which will increase the number of physicians and engineers qualified to conduct independent, transdisciplinary research on problems related to disability, rehabilitation and pediatric mobility. The specific goal is to train individuals to become career researchers.
Funding Details: Harris, Gerald (Principal Investigator); Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training in Pediatric Mobility for Physicians and Engineers, H133P140023. Sponsored by HHS/NIDILRR (October 2014–September 2020).
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Shriners Hospitals for Children—Shriners Motion Analysis Center Network
Dr. Gerald Harris and the Motion Analysis Laboratories are working with Shriners Motion Analysis Center Network to develop a shared data registry/repository to promote multicenter activity, improve data quality, build large coordinated data sets and share information. This work develops a centralized data registry and repository structure linked to all motion analysis labs and contained within the SHC network of 14 gait laboratories and includes a multi-center research demonstration of ambulatory mobility in children with cerebral palsy.
Funding Details: Harris, Gerald (Principal Investigator); Shriners Motion Analysis Center Network—Registry Development and Research Demonstration. Sponsored by Shriners Hospital for Children—Shriners Motion Analysis Center Network (July 2019–June 2022).
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Opportunities are available for individuals looking to get involved with OREC or the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering communities.