Funded research includes 43 grants and subcontracts from federal and private sources. The annual budget totals $11,141,383 and the multi-year total awards equal $52,516,937. The primary areas of research include the quality of recovery from spinal cord injury and brain injury, device related infection, healthcare and psychosocial issues of women with disabilities and outcome research examining the efficacy of brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Overall Baylor College of Medicine is ranked number 11 of U.S. medical schools that received National Institutes of Health funded research awards for 2004, a total of 558 awards for more than $248 million. In 2004, three BCM departments ranked number one in the country and eight ranked in the top 10. The NIH listing includes BCM’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at number three in the ranking of U.S. medical schools that received NIH-funded research awards for 2004.