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Neurological Rehabilitation and Research Unit (NRRU)

About the Neurological Rehab & Research Unit (NRRU)

The NRRU is an inpatient unit dedicated to providing patients and their families with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach toward recovery following a major neurological event. Our team encompasses medical, functional, cognitive, and psychosocial needs into their treatments within a supportive and nurturing environment. 


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Diagnoses Treated

Typical referrals include patients with the following diagnoses:


UCLA Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (NRRU)Nursing and medicine will concentrate on the patient's medical condition, education and encouragement of the patient and family to understand and participate in the plan of care. Physical and occupational therapists will assist in the patient's mobility and activities of daily living and how to perform these acts in a safe way. Use of the NRRU Rehabilitation Gym and equipment will be a prime component. Utilizing cognitive strategies, a speech therapist will facilitate the patient's ability to communicate clearly and swallow food safely. Community reintegration will be addressed by the recreational therapist, which may involve therapeutic time outside of the NRRU.  Social work will help patients and families with the psychosocial aspects of their situations and post-discharge concerns.

Together the rehabilitation team, patient, and family will work toward functional and realistic goals. 

Our Team

Patients and their families serve as the central focus of the interdisciplinary team approach in the NRRU.

Our team consists of clinical nurses, clinical care partners, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, recreation therapists, speech therapists and rehabilitation aides. 


Patient Forms & Resources

For resources and the NRRU Welcome Packet, please click here.


UCLA PAC - People Animal Connection program.About UCLA's People-Animal Connection (PAC) 

UCLA's PAC is an animal-assisted therapy program that brings trained volunteers and their dogs to UCLA hospital patients in order to provide a more humane environment for patients, family and staff and to help in the patient recovery process. Started in 1994 with one canine team, PAC has grown to more than 50 teams that visit more than 40 diverse units of the hospital. The program is supported solely by donations. For more information on how to support the program, contact PAC director Jack Barron at (310) 206-2127 or visit www.uclahealth.org/PAC.



Center for Health Sciences (CHS)
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 794-6556

Mailing Address

760 Westwood Plaza, Suite 17-443
Box 956921
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6921

Medical Director

Dr. David Alexander - Medical Director, Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Unit
David Alexander, MD

Program Manager

Monica Haldar, Manager - UCLA Neurological Rehabilitation and Research Unit (NRRU)
Monica Haldar

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