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The UAB Research Collaborative was created in 2009 to develop a world-class research program in rehabilitative science. Today, it continues to conduct and promote comprehensive rehabilitative science research that establishes the effectiveness of current programs and services, and seeks better and more effective ways of improving the quality of life of a broadening array of individuals of all ages with physically disabling conditions.

The Research Collaborative includes centers such as NCHPAD, RecTech and CEDHARS – home of the UAB Adaptive Human Performance Lab. In addition to these centers, professors, partners and other leading disability experts throughout UAB and across the country partner with the Research Collaborative on programs, research, education and other projects.

All research efforts are guided by James H. Rimmer, Ph.D. He is the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences has been a leading expert in rehabilitative science for 40+ years.