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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.

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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.

How High-Risk Comorbidities Co-Occur in Readmitted Patients With Hip Fracture: Big Data Visual Analytical Approach

Nov 2, 2020, 12:43 PM by Rehab Sci

New Article on Using Big Data to Understand Care for Hip Fractures

A multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, rehabilitation specialists, nurses, and data scientists looked at hip fractures. Using a visual analytical method Suresh K Bhavnani, PhD and team were able to identify subgroups of patients with hip fractures who shared pre-existing conditions and map out how combinations of these conditions could lead to a higher risk of readmissions.

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UTMB News Release: Data Science Driven by a Family Need Journal Article: How High-Risk Comorbidities Co-Occur in Readmitted Patients With Hip Fracture: Big Data Visual Analytical Approach
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