About Us

The BADER Consortium supported the advancement of nationwide orthopaedic rehabilitation research capabilities at Department of Defense medical treatment facilities, Department of Veterans Affairs sites and civilian clinical settings across the country.

The goal was to help injured service members and civilians with limb loss and limb difference benefit from significant research advances allowing them to fully return to their previously active lifestyles, and if desired, active duty.

The administrative offices of the BADER Consortium were housed at the University of Delaware, but the bulk of its research work took place at affiliated research locations across the country.

In addition to funding innovative, high-impact and clinically relevant research studies, the Consortium provided needed staff as well as administrative and scientific assistance to develop a research infrastructure at these locations.