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The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine is focused on improving the health and well-being of children and adults of all ages through interdisciplinary research, the training of future leaders in science and healthcare, and community education based on clinical research findings. The UCEM interdisciplinary team brings together more than 175 investigators, 32 departments, and 10 schools for a multi-disciplinary approach. UAB is among the first of major academic medical centers to establish such a center. Among its activities, the Center sponsors an annual symposium.  

UAB Center for Exercise Medicine Part of Team Selected for Prestigious MURI Award

When the Defense Department recently announced the list of projects selected for funding through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) was honored to be among those chosen. The Defense Department will issue 23 of the prestigious awards totaling $162 million over the next five years to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research.

The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, or MURI, supports research by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate research progress, according to Melissa L. Flagg, deputy assistant secretary of defense for research. Most of the program's efforts involve researchers from multiple academic institutions and academic departments. UCEM director Dr. Marcas Bamman is part of such an investigative team which will explore the role of epigenetics in human performance. Read more