UAB-Lakeshore Collaborative


Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) joined forces in 2009 to develop a world-class research program in rehabilitative science.  The Collaborative will conduct and promote comprehensive rehabilitative science research to establish the effectiveness of current programs and services, and will seek better and more effective ways of improving the quality of life of a broadening array of individuals of all ages with physically disabling conditions.  Funded by an investment of $2 million from Lakeshore Foundation, the partnership establishes the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in the UAB School of Health Professions. James Rimmer, Ph.D., a leading expert in rehabilitative science for 30 years, became the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences January 3, 2012. The UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative will focus on research in applied rehabilitative science, including the development and evaluation of new programmatic and service efforts, the development and validation of new supportive technologies, and will seek to identify and develop meaningful alternatives that improve life for people who have or will face chronic disabling conditions. The partnership builds upon the strength of the two organizations, Lakeshore Foundation and UAB, which together can impact the world with regard to better outcomes for people with physical disabilities, so that people in our community and beyond will say, “Because of this research, my life is better.”

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