About the Consortium

Led by the University of Delaware, the BADER Consortium is establishing evidence-based orthopedic rehabilitation for wounded warriors so that each patient can reach his or her optimal level of function. The BADER Consortium brings together researchers, health professionals and physicians from across the U.S.

  • Soldiers with amputations who return to active duty 17%
  • Soliders who survive blast injuries and are eventually discharged 80%
Steven J. Stanhope

Steven J. Stanhope

Principal Investigator

Steven J. Stanhope is a professor at the University of Delaware with joint academic appointments in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology; the Biomechanics and Movement Science interdisciplinary graduate program; the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Kenton R. Kaufman

Kenton R. Kaufman

Scientific Technical Core

Dr. Kenton R. Kaufman is the W. Hall Wendel Jr. Musculoskeletal Research Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Biomechanics-Motion Analysis Laboratory, and Consultant in the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic.