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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. Al Snih Selected for Distinguished Teaching Award

May 24, 2021, 13:37 PM by Rehab Sci

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD was selected by the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at the recent Commencement of the Graduation School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at UTMB to receive the 2021 Distinguished Teacher Award.

Dr. Al Snih is a professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences and serves as director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program and the Master of Science in Health Professions Program. Dr. Al Snih directs and contributes to multiple courses within the GSBS, School of Medicine, and School of Health Professions, including classes on rehabilitation sciences, aging and health, and patient-centered outcomes research, among other topics. Dr. Al Snih's students recognize her for her passion for teaching and her support as a mentor and leader, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of Dr. Al Snih's continuous support and commitment to her students, the GSO is pleased to honor her with this award.

Congratulations, Dr. Al Snih.

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