Emily Fox, RSD faculty and Brooks-PHHP collaboration member, headshot photo

Fox receives funding to improve breathing and walking function

The Department of Defense recently awarded Dr. Emily Fox a $2.4 million Clinical Trial award.

Dr. Krista Vandenborne, Department of Physical Therapy Department Chair
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Medhizadah ranks Third in National Student Poster Competition

At this year’s 6th Annual Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, held in Boston MA in June 2017,  first year Rehabilitation Science PhD student, Shabnam Medhizadah, won third place in the national student […]

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Why do students choose the UF Rehab Science PhD Program?

Welcome from the Rehabilitation Science Program Director

The University of Florida Health Science Center

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The Health Science Center spans six Colleges including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and Public Health and Health-Related Professions. These Colleges are all within a very short distance of one another, and are in close proximity to an 850-bed teaching hospital (Shands Health), the new neuromedicine hospital and the VA Medical Center.

PhD Program News

RSD faculty awarded 5-year NIH grant

RSD Director Dr. David Fuller and collaborators Drs. Gordon Mitchell and Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi were awarded a 5-year NIH R01 grant award to study a new pharmacologic approach to induce neuroplasticity and motor recovery after spinal cord injury. 

RSD Faculty Published in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

RSD faculty recently published a report of their studies of backward walking as a rehabilitation strategy in stroke patients.

RSD students receive PODS I and II awards

At the beginning of June, Abby Wilson and Katie Butera, both Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. program students, received PODS I and II awards.

RSD students receive high honors at Convocation

Four RSD students were recognized for their accomplishments during the PHHP Spring Convocation ceremony

RSD Alumna Receives $450,000 Grant

Dr. Manuela Corti, P.T., Ph.D., an RSD alumna and assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics, received a $450,000 grant from the Italian patient advocacy group GoFAR in January. The goal of the grant is to continue developing a gene therapy for Freidrich’s ataxia, a life-shortening genetic disorder that damages the nerve system.

Alumni Spotlight

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Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Horn

Maggie Horn, DPT, MPH, Ph.D., assistant professor at Duke School of Medicine and RSD alumna.

Student Spotlight

RSD student, Kelly Hawkins

Student Spotlight: Kelly Hawkins

Kelly Hawkins, PT, DPT, NCS, is a third-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student and is mentored by Dr. Emily Fox.

Michael Sunshine is a second-year graduate student in the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. program at the Unversity of Florida.

Student Spotlight: Michael Sunshine

Michael Sunshine is a second-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student, and he is mentored by Dr. David Fuller.