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The faculty of physical medicine and rehabilitation is participating in several research projects designed to improve fitness and function, prevent sport injuries, reduce pain, and improve medical techniques. 

Research projects are active at:

  • University of Utah Medical Center 
  • Primary Children’s Hospital
  • University Orthopaedic Center 
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
Interventional spine researchers look at skeleton spine model
NeuroRobotics Research Engineering



Faculty collaborates with various departments locally within the School of Medicine, College of Health, College of Engineering, and Biomedical Informatics, as well as medical centers nationally to design and conduct research activities. Residents have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty to conduct their own research projects and present findings at local and national meetings.

Faculty Experience

Zachary McCormick, MD, FAAPMR
Associate Professor
Spine & Pain Medicine
Director of Clinical Spine Research
Fellowship Director, Interventional Spine Fellowship
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
University of Utah

Jacob A. George, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of the NeuroRobotics Lab
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Utah

Steven Edgley, MD 
Associate Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director of Stroke Rehabilitation
University of Utah

Contact Us

Abbie Paxman, MS 
Director of Research Administration

University of Utah
Craig H. Rehabilitation Hospital
85 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Phone: 801-587-0545