Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Research Center

Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC)

The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) conducts research to better understand and improve outcomes after TBI and SCI. Outcomes studied include the functional, vocational, and life satisfaction areas that are important to people with and without disabilities. The RRC strives to meet the needs of injured persons and their families for information, education, and support.

The RRC is located at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. It is funded through grants from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education.

This website contains information on the activities of the RRC as well as a large collection of easily accessible online resources.


Leading Stories

SCI Connections flyer 8.21.14

SCI Connections 08.21.14

adventures for people with disabilities more>>

TBI Matters on Anxiety and Depression

TBI Matters on Depression and Anxiety after Brain Injury

Our brain injury community education series! more>>

Amputee Advocate Mentor Program

New Amputee Advocate Mentoring Program

A new advocacy and mentoring program for amputees. more>>

Pop Warner Concussion Presentations

Youth at Increased Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries

SCVMC is increasing awareness of concussion risks more>>

2013 Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference Program

2013 Conference Program

The 2013 Program for the Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference more>>

SanBio Stroke Study

SanBio Stroke Study

The RRC is involved in another landmark study. more>>

Stroke Support Group

New Support Post-Stroke

New Stroke Support Group at Valley Medical Center more>>

The 2012 Rehabilitation Research Center Team

Meet the RRC team

2012 Photo of the Rehab Research Center team more>>

image of Further Analysis newsletter

Further Analysis

RRC's newsletter Further Analysis more>>

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD

Meet Our New Director

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner PhD. more>>

40th Anniversary BBQ

The Rehab Center Celebrates 40 Years

RRC Helps with 40th Anniversary Activities more>>

Cover of the ROBOT Resource Guide

This ROBOT is on the loose!

Get this free 300+ page resource guide. more>>

Robert Medel, Peer Support Program Coordinator and Bismarck Mejia

Staff Spotlight - Robert Medel

The RRC staff continue to work closely with the clinical staff to more>>

Dr Kazuko Shem, principal investigaor of dysphagia study

Efficacy of Seated Tai Chi

This ongoing study uses an adaptation of traditional Tai Chi called more>>

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