Dr. Krista Vandenborne, Department of Physical Therapy Department Chair
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.

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.

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Michael Sunshine pictured with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins

RSD student and NIH director discuss research

Michael Sunshine, RSD student, had a chance to meet NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.

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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 students receive high honors at Convocation

  The PHHP Spring Convocation is the college’s end-of-the-year gathering, and four RSD students were recognized for their accomplishments during the ceremony. The Rehabilitation Science “Outstanding Paper Award” was given […]

Robison awarded First Place Poster Presentation at Dysphagia Research Society Meeting

In March, Raele Robison, a third-year RSD student, was awarded First Place Poster Presentation for her research presentation, “An Examination of Lingual Physiologic Reserve in Individuals with ALS,” at the […]

Kamalamma among top winners at PHHP Research Day

The College of Public Health and Health Professions hosted its 31st annual Research Day in conjunction with Public Health Day on April 6, featuring 176 poster and oral presentations by […]

Ahmed awarded Frederick Family Scholarship

Shakeel Ahmed, a fifth-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student, was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Frederick Family Scholarship award. The $2,000 award goes to an RSD student working with a […]

RSD Student Appreciation Week celebration

The first week of April was Student Appreciation Week, so in honor of our Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. students, we created 32 personalized folders and hung them in the PT hallway […]

Butera selected as P.E.O. Scholar

Katie Butera, a fourth-year Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. student, was selected as a P.E.O. Scholar and will be receiving an award from the international Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. As a […]

Alumni Spotlight

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Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Horn

Tell us a little about your experience in the RSD program. At the conclusion of my clinical doctorate (DPT), I had the opportunity to enter directly into the Rehabilitation Science […]

Student Spotlight

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. What has been your experience in the Rehabilitation Science program? The Rehabilitation Science […]

Shabnam Medhizadah, a second year Rehabilitation Science PhD student

Student Spotlight: Shabnam Medhizadah

Shabnam joined the Rehabilitation Science program in spring 2017, and she is mentored by Dr. Sherrilene Classen. What has been your experience in the Rehabilitation Science program? What have you […]