Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama at Birmingham developed a world-class research program in rehabilitative science – the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative. This collaboration 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, the collaborative established an endowed chair in the UAB School of Health Professions. James Rimmer, Ph.D., a leading expert in rehabilitative science, is the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences and serves 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 UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative.