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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 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. Pappadis Presents in NDRN P&A/CAP 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

Jun 22, 2021, 11:20 AM by Rehab Sci

Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD presented as part of a panel on Intersectional Issues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of TBI during the National Disability Rights Network Protection Advocacy Systems and Client Assistance Programs 2021 Virtual Annual Conference.

About the event:

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Traumatic Brain Injury is a disability that cuts across all types of settings, gender, and race. Even so, there are tremendous differences in the experience of various groups with respect to the diagnosis of TBI and their ability to obtain effective treatment and services. Two well-respected scientists in the field will discuss their experiences and research in this area. Their conclusions will have an impact on the way P&As advocate on behalf of our clients

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