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Robert L. Sainburg, Ph.d.
11-07-1997, 06:30 AM
University at Buffalo announces a new Ph.D. Program!



Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science


Rehabilitation Science is the study of physical, musculoskeletal,
psychological and functional
disorders in humans. Goals of Rehabilitation Science include the
development, restoration and
maintenance of skill and function, the prevention of dysfunction, and the
systematic
examination of adaptation to impairment, disability and societal limitations.

The departments of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Occupational
Therapy, Physical
Therapy/Exercise Science, Rehabilitation Medicine, and the School of
Nursing at the
University at Buffalo, State University of New York (UB/SUNY), have
developed a new
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Rehabilitation Science.
This interdisciplinary
group of 39 nationally and internationally recognized faculty has designed
a curriculum that
addresses the critical need for faculty and researchers in the area of
disability and
rehabilitation.

The Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science at UB/SUNY addresses the
functional limitations,
disabilities and societal limitations of persons that result from
pathophyiology. The program's
coursework will not focus on the treatment of disease and trauma, but on
the long-term
consequences: functional limitations, disabilities and societal limitations
- areas that require an
interdisciplinary approach in service and in research. Graduates of the
Ph.D. program will
have an overall understanding of the theoretical basis of rehabilitation
science and will be able
to identify major research questions in rehabilitation. In addition, by
designing, conducting,
and publishing research on current issues, graduates will display
knowledge, critical judgment,
and problem solving abilities.

The Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science is now accepting applications
from individuals
with clinical experience in medical and health related professions who wish
to begin the
doctoral training program in the coming Spring term of 1998. Tuition
remission and stipends
are currently available to students from a variety of sources including a
newly awarded training
grant from OSERS; NIH, NIDRR and OSERS research grants of faculty; and
state supported
teaching assistantships.

For more information contact: William J. Gavin, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies

Address if writing: University at Buffalo
Department of Occupational Therapy
515 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-3141

E-mail address: Gavin@shaman.socsci.buffalo.edu

Robert L. Sainburg Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Motor Control Laboratory
519 Kimball Tower
3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214-3079
Voice 716-829-2093 Fax 716-829-3217

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