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Kathryn Dainty Davis

scientists to help improve safety and basic understanding of function and response of many aspects of human movement. It was Dick Nelson who inspired and helped many of us to achieve this understanding through his encouragement and leadership and break many boundaries of research with innovative thought and

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Patrick Ward, Johann Windt, and Thomas Kempton

Sport science, the application of scientific principles to inform practice, 1 has become increasingly common as professional sporting organizations seek to gain a performance advantage. These organizations increasingly employ sport scientists from varying backgrounds including physiology, strength

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Thomas A. Haugen, Felix Breitschädel, Håvard Wiig, and Stephen Seiler

Vertical jump tests have been a cornerstone of the fitness test battery for numerous practitioners and sports scientists over the years due to their simplicity and practicality. Sargent introduced the famous test for assessing jump height, bearing his name already in 1921. 1 His pioneering work

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Thomas H. Kelly and Carl G. Mattacola


The National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award initiative is designed to establish and promote academic centers of clinical and translational science (CTS) that are empowered to train and advance multi- and interdisciplinary investigators and research teams to apply new scientific knowledge and techniques to enhance patient care. Among the key components of a full-service center for CTS is an educational platform to support research training in CTS. Educational objectives and resources available to support the career development of the clinical and translational scientists, including clinical research education, mentored research training, and career development support, are described.


The purpose of the article is to provide an overview of the CTS educational model so that rehabilitation specialists can become more aware of potential resources that are available and become more involved in the delivery and initiation of the CTS model in their own workplace. Rehabilitation clinicians and scientists are well positioned to play important leadership roles in advancing the academic mission of CTS. Rigorous academic training in rehabilitation science serves as an effective foundation for supporting the translation of basic scientific discovery into improved health care. Rehabilitation professionals are immersed in patient care, familiar with interdisciplinary health care delivery, and skilled at working with multiple health care professionals.


The NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award initiative is an excellent opportunity to advance the academic development of rehabilitation scientists.

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David Pyne

. Mentoring occurs explicitly and implicitly in academia and most professional fields, including sport. Mentoring is typically seen as a more senior researcher or scientist mentoring a junior colleague. What are some differences between mentoring and supervision? Mentoring is often a voluntary activity where

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Kevin G. Thompson