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Vision for the Future: Spaulding Research Institute

One billion people worldwide experience disability – a number that’s climbing – and with it comes the growing realization that disability can and will impact all of us at some point in our lives.

With such a vast need and relatively few federal resources dedicated to rehabilitation research, we believe it’s up to us to close the gap. That’s why we’re establishing Spaulding Research Institute, a new multidisciplinary research enterprise that will play a pivotal role in advancing the understanding of rehabilitation in every generation—locally, nationally, and globally.

image of ross zafonteUnder the leadership of Dr. Ross Zafonte, Spaulding Research Institute is committed to investing in our people and the tools they need to drive progress, so we can unlock the science of recovery and transform the field of rehabilitation medicine.

With your help, we will push the boundaries of recovery, accelerate healing, and share new knowledge worldwide to improve future outcomes for children and adults living with disabilities.

“I am humbled and proud to lead such an extraordinary research enterprise that is making dramatic inroads on some of the most challenging problems we face in rehabilitation medicine. My colleagues represent the best in leadership, discovery, and training, and we’re only getting better.”
Dr. Ross Zafonte, President of Spaulding Rehabilitation; Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabilitation

Imagine the Possibilities

At a time when scientific advancements can help make the impossible possible, an investment in rehabilitation medicine and research has never been more necessary—or more promising.

Your gift to Spaulding can make a real difference...starting now.

Our network reaches far and wide

Spaulding Rehabilitation is composed of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care Cambridge, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod, Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center Brighton, and our affiliated outpatient centers.