National Research Utilization Review Panel
The RUSH Project’s National Research Utilization Review Panel incorporates perspectives from throughout the NIDRR community. As NIDRR grantees are the audience intended to make changes and modifications that may be most effective in promoting the movement of research to practice, the panel represents those entities that are expected to benefit the most. RUSH involves the panel in all key collaborative decision making and solicits direction and advice with regard to product development, utilization model construction, and Research Utilization Award issuance.

Panel Members
Fabricio E. Balcazar, PhD
Center for Strategic Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities Research, University of Illinois/Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Katherine Belknap, MA
ABLEDATA, ORC Macro, Silver Springs, Maryland

Wayne A. Gordon, PhD
Research and Training Center on Community Integration of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York

Karen A. Hart, PhD
Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems Dissemination Center, The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, Texas

Shelley Kaplan, MS
Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

William C. Mann, PhD
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Dennis C. Moore, EdD
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Drugs and Disability, Wright State University, School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Mark X. Odum
National Rehabilitation Information Center, HeiTech Services, Inc., Lanham, Maryland

Rebecca Sloan
Burn Model System Data Coordination Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Ad Hoc Members
Cate Miller, PhD
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Washington, DC.

Elaine Ostroff
Adaptive Environments Center, Westport, Massachusetts