Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are developing a world-class research program in rehabilitative science – the Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Research Collaborative, which links Lakeshore’s extraordinary programs for people with physically disabling conditions with the UAB School of Health Professions’ research expertise.
Funded by a $2 million investment from Lakeshore Foundation, in order to further its mission, the collaborative will establish the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in the UAB School of Health Professions. A nationwide search will be conducted to recruit a leading expert in rehabilitative science to hold that endowed chair and serve as director of the research collaborative.
Rehabilitative science encompasses basic and applied aspects of health services, social sciences and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person’s interaction with the surrounding environment.
For more information, please visit the Lakeshore Foundation/UAB Research Collaborative website at www.uab.edu/lakeshorefoundationresearch/.