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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. Pappadis & Colleagues Receive SHP/SON Grant on Physical Activity in Older Women

Sep 28, 2020, 12:59 PM by Rehab Sci

New School of Health Professions / School of Nursing Grant: Multidisciplinary Development of Walk and Talk Videos to Increase Physical Activity Among Diverse Older Women


Annalyn DeMello PhD, MPH, RN (SON) Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH (SHP), and Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD (SHP) were awarded a fiscal year 2021 SHP/SON grant for a new project that aims to increase physical activity in older women. The team will survey participants to learn about preferences for streaming walk-along videos and exercise equipment. Videos will be created by UTMB experts about various topics. 

Dr. Pappadis is a scholar and Dr. Lyons is a leader-in-training in the Clinical Research Core at the UTMB Pepper Center.

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