Assistant Professor Dustin Crouch is one of four individuals selected from a nationwide pool of applicants as a scholar for The Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Program (IREK12) in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. IREK12 is a 5-year program whose goal is to recruit and train scholars with engineering and other quantitative backgrounds to become successful rehabilitation scientists in basic, translational and/or clinical research.
As part of the program, Crouch will receive a financial award beginning in September 2019 that includes one year of salary support and funding to build his research program in rehabilitation science. Additionally, he will meet regularly with clinical and engineering mentors and participate in other program events to accelerate his career development.
“I’m very grateful that I was selected for the prestigious IREK12 program,” Crouch said. “The funding provided by the award will cover research expenses and give me more time to focus on research activities as well as help me be a more effective researcher by providing formal professional development training and faculty mentors. “