报告主题：Evaluations of research plan on rehabilitation of the National Institutes of Health (2016-2020) to develop strategies to advance rehabilitation research in China
主讲人：Professor Yih-Kuen Jan, PhD, Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
时 间：2017年5月31日 （周三） 下午14:00-15:30
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States is the largest biomedical research agency in the world. The mission of NIH is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. In 2016, NIH published its research plan on rehabilitation. This 5-year plan lays out priorities in medical rehabilitation research with the ultimate goal to benefit individuals with limitations in physical, cognitive, or sensory function that require rehabilitation. I will review the details of the plan and, based on the plan, will discuss potential strategic plans to move rehabilitation research forward in China.
Professor Yih-Kuen Jan is an Associate Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Engineering Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the United States. Prof Jan received his BS in Physical Therapy and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the National Yang Ming University in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Rehabilitation Science and completed his Postdoc training in Rehabilitation Technology from the University of Pittsburgh in the United States in 2004 and 2006, respectively. Prof Jan is committed in developing assistive devices and technologies and promoting disability rights for people with disabilities. He has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters and 80 proceeding papers. He has been the Principal Investigator of more than $2 million research grant (in US dollar) and has been involved with more than $33 million research grant, including NSF’s Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Quality of Life Technology and NIDRR’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC). Prof Jan serves as the Scientific Papers Chair and participates in the Assistive Technology Standards Board of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). He serves on the Advisory Board for China’s National Research Center on Rehabilitation Technical Aids and the International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe) established by 13 Asian organizations. Prof Jan serves on the editorial board of Assistive Technology (official journal of RESNA), Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (official journal of US Dept of VA), Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and other prestigious journals.