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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 13 students currently enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. To date, 37 PhD degrees have been conferred and 43 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. Deer Leads Research Arm of Post-COVID Recovery Clinic at UTMB

Sep 25, 2020, 12:45 PM by Rehab Sci

Dr. Deer Leads Research Arm of Post-COVID Recovery Clinic at UTMB 

Rachel Deer, PhD is leading the research arm of a new Post-COVID Recovery Clinic at UTMB. Dr. Deer is Principal Investigator of a new study, “Post-COVID Recovery Clinic: Study on long-term health and well-being.” Recovery from COVID-19 is posing a new set of challenges for patients and physicians alike. The Post-COVID Rehabilitation Clinic has a multidisciplinary team from a broad range of specialties to address the issues of COVID-19 aftercare. Clinic patients are given the opportunity to participate in an observational COVID-19 study. Participation is voluntary, and patients don’t have to register to get care at the clinic. The study collects data to help us understand the effects of COVID-19 on long-term health and well-being.

Patients discharged from UTMB after COVID are referred to the clinic, doctors may refer their patients, and patients may refer themselves. Make an appointment by calling (832) 632-6666 or visit for more information.

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