Recommendation 4.2 Based on the National Institutes of Health model, consensus panels should be used to identify areas of pathology and impairment research in rehabilitation science and engineering that are of high priority on the basis of the readiness of the knowledge of the basic science in these areas to be translated to clinical care and potential impact on quality of life and cost to society.

Recommendation 4.3 National Institutes of Health should increase the number of peer reviewers who are rehabilitation scientists on all research review committees that consider grants in the pathology and impairment realms of rehabilitation science and engineering.

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