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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 13 students currently enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. To date, 37 PhD degrees have been conferred and 49 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. Hreha Earns Travel Award from the American Federation for Aging Research

Jan 26, 2021, 10:45 AM by Rehab Sci

Kimberly P. Hreha, EdD, OTR/L, is the recipient of a highly competitive travel award from the American Federation for Aging Research. This includes an invitation to attend a pre-workshop session on February 17th, that will focus on career development. In addition, she is required to attend the Research Centers Collaborative Network of the National Institute on Aging, NIH, Workshop, “Inclusion of Older Adults in Clinical Research,” that will be held virtually on February 23 and 24, 2021 and will be awarded registration to the Gerontological Society of America’s 2021 conference. Dr. Hreha is a Scholar in the UTMB Pepper Center.

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