The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) is devoted to research, education and practice in rehabilitation. Our mission is to find innovative and improved ways to help people recover from injury and disease by providing an intellectual hub for clinicians, scientists, engineers and policy-makers to work together to improve the state of the art in rehabilitation medicine.
Our research ranges from the bench to the bedside, enabling us to take our breakthrough findings from the laboratory to the clinic and provide rehabilitation to the people of Delaware in all phases of the lifespan from infants to the elderly. DRI has more than 50 faculty members in five colleges and ten departments conducting research in this area across the University of Delaware campuses.
Our partners in the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance provide important clinical support for our research. Through DHSA, DRI partners with researchers and clinicians at Christiana Care Health System, Thomas Jefferson University, and Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children.