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 180 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 Supports Equal Access Birmingham through Heart+Sole 5K
The Center for Exercise Medicine was proud to be a part of the 2016 EAB Heart+Sole 5K/Kids Run held Saturday, August 20th at Crestline Elementary School. The event hosted by Equal Access Birmingham raises funds for the School of Medicine student-run free clinic which provides education and health care to Birmingham's uninsured and underserved. EAB was created in 2005 to both improve healthcare access for underserved populations in the Birmingham area and provide UAB medical students with service learning experiences. Student volunteers see approximately 400 patients per year at the EAB Clinic.