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Welcome

The field of Rehabilitation Science encompasses basic and applied aspects of the health sciences, social science and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person's interactions with the surrounding environment.

Established in 2001, the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB developed an infrastructure to support research related to rehabilitation, disability and recovery. Programs include a respected PhD program, career training and development, funding opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, and infrastructure for large data research and data sharing.

Facts & Figures


There are 10 students currently enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program and 2 fellows completing postdoctoral training. To date, 34 PhD degrees have been conferred and 41 fellows have completed postdoctoral training. Students and Postdoctoral Trainees have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research activities in Rehabilitation Sciences through our programs.

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    Dr. Ottenbacher Receives New NIH/NIA Grant

    April 1, 2020, 14:12 PM by Rehabilitation Sciences
    Dr. Ottenbacher received a new 5-year grant from the NIH/NIA, titled “Academic Leadership Award in Data Science and Discovery” (K07AG064031)
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    Division Update

    March 24, 2020, 06:46 AM by Roxann Grover
    The Division of Rehabilitation Sciences is fully operational from remote locations. Please be patient as we work through this new process.
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    Doctoral Students Earn Scholarships

    January 9, 2020, 18:07 PM by Rehabilitation Sciences
    Students in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program received scholarships from the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Office of the President.
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Contact the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
 (409) 747-1637
 rehab.info@utmb.edu
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