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Date Updated: 21-MAY-2021

  • Former Rehab Sciences PhD Student interviewed for work in helping patients with traumatic brain injuries

    November 23, 2021, 15:03 PM by KPRC 2 News

    UTMB's Rehabilitation Sciences former PhD student Bill Amonette was recently interviewed for his collaboration with the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). Amonette started the Health and Human Performance Institute (HHPI) at UHCL to help patients with traumatic brain injuries continue rehabilitation after the insurance company stops paying. To quote the article, "at HHPI, there’s no deadline, no insurance, or copays. Just progress."

  • 2021 Student & Alumni Accomplishments

    November 23, 2021, 14:35 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been unable to slow down students and alumni of the School of Health Professions as they have been very active in 2021. While the following is a small list of acknowledgement of their accomplishments within the past year, the School of Health Professions would like to thank each and every person who has been instrumental in the continuation of student success, innovative education, high impact research and quality clinical experiences that provide healthcare professionals the ability to advance the future of healthcare.

  • 2021 Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

    November 18, 2021, 13:06 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been unable to slow down faculty and staff members of the School of Health Professions as they have been very active in 2021. While the following is a small list of acknowledgement of their accomplishments within the past year, the School of Health Professions would like to thank each and every person who has been instrumental in the continuation of student success, innovative education, high impact research and quality clinical experiences that provide healthcare professionals the ability to advance the future of healthcare.

  • Occupational Therapy students featured by AOTA in their research on Dry Needling practices.

    May 24, 2021, 09:21 AM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    The systematic review of students and faculty in the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) on Dry Needling in OT Practice was featured in February 2021 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) work. Led and mentored by OT faculty Drs. Claudia Hilton and April Cowan, students Rachel Bynum, Olivia Garcia, Emily Herbst, Mary Kossa and Katrina Liou completed the the systematic review as part of the requirements for their research courses.

  • Drs. Utsey and Ottenbacher Retire from the School of Health Professions

    May 3, 2021, 15:29 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    The School of Health Professions and Dean Brown are honored to announce that Drs. Carolyn Utsey, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Kenneth Ottenbacher, chair of the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences have decided to retire after over 30 and 25 years of exceptional contributions to UTMB.

  • Department of Physical Therapy Announces New Hybrid DPT Program

    May 3, 2021, 15:18 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    The Department of Physical Therapy is excited to announce that they have been granted approval to add a new Hybrid DPT program to our Accredited programs by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

  • Dr. Patricia Fingerhut named 2020 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient

    May 3, 2021, 15:03 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    The University of Texas System Board of Regents named Dr. Patricia Fingerhut as a 2020 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. Dr. Fingerhut was honored with the prestigious award in the form of a medallion and certificate along with mention on the UT System web site and statewide media.

  • The SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk Has Gone Virtual!

    May 3, 2021, 14:49 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    With the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 in our region and for the health and safety of all, the UTMB School of Health Professions decided to go virtual in 2020. The SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk (5K) event is now a virtual race where you can walk, jog, run your 5K or 1K anywhere, anytime!

  • SHP's Coronavirus/COVID-19 Prevention and Response

    May 3, 2021, 14:32 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    The Office of Academic and Student Affairs has redesigned the "school-specific" website that is a resource dedicated to sharing announcements and guidance with our School of Health Professions Community, Prospective Students, Current Students, Faculty, and Staff about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • A Focus on Collaboration - Getting to Know Dr. David A. Brown

    August 14, 2019, 18:10 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    Since arriving at UTMB, Dr. David A. Brown said he has been impressed by the caliber of work being done in education and in research, citing the SHP's current NIH funding ranking of 11th nationally and the prevalence of translational research with potential to make a direct impact on patient care.

  • SHP Announces New Entry-Level OTD Program

    July 30, 2019, 12:16 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    UTMB's SHP Occupational Therapy department is excited to announce that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has approved UTMB's transition from its long-standing master's degree program (MOT) to a doctoral-level (OTD) degree. The OTD program will begin admitting students in Fall 2019 having received candidacy status from the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

  • SHP Faculty Researcher Spotlight - June 2019

    July 30, 2019, 11:52 AM by UTMB School of Health Professions

    Dr. Elizabeth Lyons is an Associate Professor in the department of Nutrition and Metabolism at UTMB. She came to UTMB in 2011 and spent her first three years here in the Institute for Translational Sciences. She has received external research funding from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association. She has also published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals.


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