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The vision of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) is to foster an environment that establishes UAB as the nation's leader in exercise biology and medicine research and education. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of children and adults of all ages through: innovative, interdisciplinary research; training and education of scientists, healthcare professionals, and the community; and recruiting leading scientists and clinicians into exercise-based research programs. The UCEM interdisciplinary team brings together more than 200 members and trainees, 35 departments, and 10 schools. The center also houses three university-wide core facilities, provides research training and pilot support to trainees and faculty, conducts exercise biology and medicine teaching blocks as part of the UAB medical school curriculum, and sponsors an annual symposium. 
                                                                                                                                              UCEM's 6th Annual Symposium


UCEM Associate Director, Robert Motl Awarded Grant for Collaborative MS Research Center

Robert Motl, PhD, Associate Director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) and Professor and Director of Research in the UAB Department of Physical Therapy, was recently awarded a new grant (CA-1708-29059) to address the growing cohort of older adults with MS and the normal age-related declines in physical and psychological functioning that are seemingly compounded by the disease and its progression. In addition to his roles within the UAB Department of Physical Therapy and UCEM, Dr. Motl also serves as Associate Director of Research for the UAB/Lakeshore Collaborative, Director of the REACT Mobile Technology Laboratory and Co-Director of the Exercise Neuroscience Research Laboratory. 

The new collaborative MS research center titled, Healthy Aging through LifesTyle in Multiple Sclerosis: The HALT MS Research Center, will facilitate collaboration among a core of six established MS or gerontology scientists on the UAB campus who will have the expressed mission of stimulating interdisciplinary research on lifestyle and wellness for healthy aging in MS. Read more

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