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Taka
05-20-2003, 08:16 AM
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has postdoctoral
positions available for qualified persons interested in rehabilitation
research. Postdoctoral research opportunities are available in the following
areas:

Rehabilitation in Aging. Fellows in this area will conduct research in
conjunction with the Sealy Center on Aging located at the University of
Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). The Center is involved in numerous studies
examining social, environmental, and medical interventions associated with
successful aging. Researchers are also investigating the assessment of
functional outcomes and the impact of minority status on health and
disability in older adults.

Applied Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics of Rehabilitation. Fellows in
this area will conduct research with a multi-disciplinary team examining the
biomechanics and motor control of impairment and disability. Fellows will
work with faculty from the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department
of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

Cognitive/Neurologic Rehabilitation. Postdoctoral Fellows in this area
will conduct research related to the basic and applied mechanisms of
cognitive and neurologic rehabilitation. Fellows will have the opportunity
to conduct community-based research in conjunction with the Transitional
Learning Community, a residential facility for persons with acquired brain
injury.

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). The University of Texas Medical
Branch, situated on the eastern end of Galveston Island, is the oldest
existing medical school and health science campus in Texas. UTMB consists
of four schools and two institutes: the Graduate School of Biomedical
Sciences, the School of Allied Health Sciences, the School of Medicine, and
the School of Nursing. It is one of 14 components of the University of
Texas System, which in*cludes four Health Science Centers. Excellence in
research and education are of primary importance to the University of Texas
Medical Branch, which has devoted ap*proximately 212,000 square feet of
space to research activities. During the past fiscal year, the University
received more than $100 million in federal and private funds to support
about 400 extramural research and training projects. The University of
Texas Medical Branch has an excellent reputation for recruiting and
employing students, staff and faculty from disadvantaged backgrounds. In
1995 the American Association of Medical Schools listed UTMB at the 90% in
numbers of underrepresented minorities, including both faculty and students.
Applications from women, minorities, and persons with a disability are
actively encouraged.

Post-doctoral positions are funded for periods of two to three years.
Stipends from $29,000 to $35,000 per year are available depending on
previous experience. For applications or additional information contact:
Kenneth Ottenbacher, UTMB, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-1137,
(409) 747-1637 FAX (409) 747-1638 e-mail: kottenba@utmb.edu or
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/programs/rehab/

Post-Doctoral awards supported by National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education.

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