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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.

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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.

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

Jul 29, 2020, 14:45 PM by Rehabilitation Sciences

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

MJ-grant

MJ Lee, PhD, BSOT, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, has been awarded $87,327 from the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Rural Health Resource Center for her FY 21 year project, "Identifying Risk Factors for Rural Veteran Institutionalization Using Artificial Intelligence," with Co-PI Gail Castaneda.

In order to reduce the institutionalization rate of rural Veterans, the comprehensive examination of all associated risk factors for the institutionalization of rural Veterans is essential. Considering the complexity of patient demographics, social and environmental determinants, and clinical characteristics, AI could be at the forefront of identifying crucial predictors for rural Veteran institutionalization. This project aims to: 1) identify risk factors for the institutionalization of rural Veterans; 2) predict rural Veterans at risk of institutionalization; and 3) disseminate findings to VA stakeholders.

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