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Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition

Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition, formerly the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences

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Thank you for visiting the website for the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition, formerly the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences.
School of Health Professions building at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TexasAs of Fall 2015, there are 12 students enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program and 5 postdoctoral fellows in the training program. To date, twenty-five PhD degrees have been conferred and 37 fellows have completed the postdoctoral program.

 

News

September 1, 2015: Rehabilitation Sciences All Staff Meeting

The next monthly Rehab Sciences All Staff meeting will be Tuesday (9/1) at from noon to 1:00 p.m. in SHP, 1.418 - Please note this is a change in our location from last semester. Lunch will be served. See your email for updates.

 

Michael Borack August 21, 2015: Michael Borack Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral student Michael Borack for sucessfully defending his dissertation, "Amino Acid Sensing in Muscle: Role of the Lysosome and the Effect of Protein Supplementation on Improving Amino Acid Sensitivity in Aging Muscle" on August 21, 2015.

 

Monique Pappadis, PhD August 19, 2015: Rehab Sciences Faculty Member Monique Pappadis, PhD and Colleagues Host Webcast

The NIDILRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) will host a webcast, Conducting Culturally Humble Rehabilitation Research to discuss issues related to conducting research with ethnic and racial minorities and the medically underserved. Presenters include Angelle M. Sander, PhD and Allison N. Clark, PhD from the Baylor College of Medicine; and Monique R. Pappadis, PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Labros Sidossis, PhDCraig Porter, PhDTurning white fat into brown
The Galveston County Daily News
August 11, 2015

Research conducted by UTMB's Labros Sidossis, PhD, Craig Porter, PhD and a team of university researchers finds that white fat can undergo browning in humans. They explain that two kinds of fat exist in our bodies, brown adipose and white adipose. Brown fat has the ability to burn calories and stabilize sugar, while white fat can be the troublesome fat that sits around our abdomen, stomach and intestines.

Liz Lyons, PhDMaria Swartz, PhDAugust 2015: Congratulations to Rehab Sciences Corec Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellow on President's Cabinet Award

Congratulations to faculty member Liz Lyons, PhD, MPH and postdoc Maria Swartz, PhD on their recent President's Cabinet Award for their project entitled, Pink Warrior: Support Group Toolkit for Breast Cancer Survivors. They will be formally recognized at a reception on Sept. 11, 2015.

Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR August 2015: Congratulations to Rehabilitation Sciences Director on Appointment to TEP

Ken Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, has been appointment to a technical expert panel (TEP) on potentially preventable readmissions associated with post-acute care.

The technical expert panels provide recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and are related to national health care reform and the Affordable Care Act.

Amol Karmarkar, PhDAugust 2015: Congratulations to Rehabilitation Sciences Faculty on Appointment to TEP

Amol Karmarkar, PhD, has been appointed to a technical expert panel on discharge settings following post-acute care sponsored by the National Quality Forum in Washington, DC. The technical expert panels provide recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and are related to national health care reform and the Affordable Care Act.

James Graham, PhDAugust 6, 2015: Rehab Sciences Faculty Member James Graham, PhD Presents on Career Development

A Committee for Career Development Workshop - Career Opportunities in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) was presented by James Graham, PhD, for GSBS students and postdocs at UTMB on August 6, 2015.

 

Soham Al Snih, PhDCenter for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition Lecture: July 28, 2015

On July 28th, 2015, Soham Al Snih, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB presented, Biomarkers and Undiagnosed Disease.

 

Carlos Diegas-Venegas, PhDJuly 2015: Congratulations to Carlos Diaz-Venegas, PhD for Completing Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Diaz-Venegas. Carlos is completing his postdoctoral fellowship the end of July. He will be joining the Max Planck Institue in Germany to continue his research career, where he will conduct research with an internatioinal team and continue to work with the MHAS data, along with other international datasets. Carlos will continue to collaborate with Dr. Wong and members of the MHAS research team.

Elena Volpi, MD, PhDUTMB Receives $3.4 Million to Continue Research on Maintaining Independence in Older Adults

The UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, directed by Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, has renewed its funding for the next five years through a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. The grant enables the center to continue its mission to improve physical function and independence in older adults. The UTMB Pepper Center, founded in 1999, nurtures scientific collaborations among translational research investigators by supporting research infrastructure, training and pilot studies. Dr. Volpi has been serving as the center's director and Principal Investigator since 2010. The focus of the UTMB Pepper Center for the next five years is to identify pathways of physical function loss and gain, and develop targeted interventions to improve functional recovery from illness in older adults. Read more at the Provost's website.


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