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Dr. Edward Taub

Title: Professor, Psychology Researcher
Company: University of Alabama Department of Psychiatry
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Edward Taub, Professor at University of Alabama Department of Psychiatry, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in therapeutic and neurological research.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and philosophy in 1953 from Brooklyn College in New York, Dr. Taub continued his education with a Master of Arts in Schenkerian psychology in 1959 by Columbia University. He later followed with a Doctor of Philosophy in psychology in 1969 from New York University.

Dr. Taub provided superior service as a research assistant from 1957 to 1968 with the Department of Experimental Neurology, New York Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in New York. From 1968 to 1983, he excelled as director of the Behavioral Biology Center of the Institute for Behavioral Research with Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Dr. Taub found success as a professor of psychology from 1986 to 2000 with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, during which time he also served as a Standing Guest Professor with the University of Konstanz, Germany and a guest professor with Friedrich Schiller University in Jena Germany. He has served with distinction as a professor of psychology with the University of Alabama, Birmingham since 2000.

As  director of the CI Therapy Research Group and Taub Therapy Clinic at the University of Alabama, Dr. Taub has excelled as a behavioral neuroscientist who has developed a family of techniques — Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (or CI therapy) — that have been shown to be effective in improving the rehabilitation of movement after stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy in young children, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological injuries.

Dr. Taub’s interest in biology and philosophy has grown throughout the course of his academic career. When he was in his junior year of college, he took an ethics course and was taught two essays about the same subject that were brilliantly argued, which made him realize that he did not want to spend his life thinking about questions that could not be resolved, so it occurred to him that the way to do that was through science, and the issues that he was interested in at the time were language. The only way to address those was to conduct experimental research in psychology, which is why he began taking classes and changed his major to psychology.

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