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Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

The Division of Rehabilitation Sciences (RS) provides a structure for developing and facilitating College of Health Professions faculty engagement in research, clinical service, and research graduate programs. 

Each faculty with an affiliation in the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences (clinical or research) has their primary academic appointment in one of the clinical/professional departments of the College of Health Professions for purposes of promotion and/or tenure. The new Division of RS helps the with faculty growth, community interaction, and professional service.

The Division of Rehabilitation Sciences provides administrative and infrastructure support for:

  1. Administering Research Centers and core research laboratories associated with the College of Health Professions.
  2. Facilitating scientific interaction between research-intensive faculty affiliated with the division.
  3. Providing affiliated faculty structured research mentorship related to grant submissions, the generations of collaborations, and research project direction and progress.
  4. Directing the PhD track in Rehabilitation Sciences. An interdisciplinary graduate track under the Integrated Biomedical Sciences PhD program (IBSP) at UTHSC which students have a research focus that addresses questions pertinent to basic or clinical problems in rehabilitation. Students who are in the PhD in RS will work with Division of RS faculty and can be affiliated with one of the centers in the Division of RS.
  5. Developing and teaching pertinent RS specific courses in this PhD track with division affiliated faculty.
  6. Providing an interdisciplinary home for the integration of clinical programs with research.

Division Faculty

Stephen alway's headshot.

Stephen Alway, PhD, FACSM
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Dean, College of Health Professions
Faculty Portfolio | PURE

Research areas: Sarcopenia, skeletal muscle function, muscle mitochondrial dysfunction, muscle atrophy, myonuclear apoptosis, and muscle hypertrophy


James Carson's headshot.

James Carson, PhD, FACSM
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Health Professions
Interim Director, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty Portfolio | PURE

Research areas: Skeletal muscle wasting, cancer cachexia, chemotherapy toxicity, skeletal muscle fatigue, anabolic signaling, and sex hormone regulation of muscle mass and function


Junaith Mohamed's headshot.

Junaith S. Mohamed, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Health Sciences
Faculty Portfolio | PURE

Research areas: Sarcopenia, stroke, skeletal muscle atrophy, muscle regeneration, Sirtuin-1 signaling, skeletal muscle function


A headshot of Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor PT, PhD, DPT, SCS, CSCS
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Last Published: Sep 19, 2019