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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.

  • MJLee

    Dr. MJ Lee receives VA funding to study risk factors for rural veteran institutionalization using AI

    July 29, 2020, 14:45 PM by Rehabilitation Sciences
    ​MJ Lee, PhD, BSOT, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, has been awarded $87,327 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for her one year project, "Identifying Risk Factors for Rural Veteran Institutionalization Using Artificial Intelligence," with Co-PI Gail Castaneda.
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    Dr. Pappadis receives NIA funding to study Geriatric TBI Care

    July 23, 2020, 17:56 PM by Rehabilitation Sciences
    Monique R. Pappadis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, has been awarded a new grant from the National Institute on Aging for her 5-year project, "Chronic Care Management of Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury."
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  • 2020UTMBRehabGrads

    Congratulations, Graduates!

    May 27, 2020, 12:12 PM by Rehabilitation Sciences
    Congratulations to graduating students in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, Julianna Bores-Dean, MS, Ioannis Malagaris, MSc, and Jaspreet Sodhi. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences hosted a virtual commencement May 15th, 2020.
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