Center for Exercise Medicine
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 approximately 70 investigators, 17 departments, and 7 schools for a multi-disciplinary approach. UAB is among the first of major academic medical centers to establish such a center.
On October 23, over 125 scientists, clinicians, and trainees attended UCEM's Inaugural Symposium. In addition to UAB, attendees traveled from the University of Georgia, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, East Carolina University, Samford University, Auburn-Montgomery, University of Alabama, Lakeshore Foundation, Eskridge and White Motion Therapy and more. The symposium agenda is posted here.Agenda
$500 travel scholarships were awarded to the top 3 presenters in the trainee poster competition. Congratulations to the winners!
Susan Silverman, Predoctoral Student
Department of Physical Therapy, UAB
"Development of a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-Assisted Rowing Machine for Adults with Complete Spinal Cord Injury"
Graham R. McGinnis, Predoctoral Student
School of Kinesiology, Auburn University
"1L-6R Expression Following Exercise"
Andrew Arrant, Postdoctoral Trainee
UCEM training grant T32HD071866
Department of Neurology, UAB
"Effects of Voluntary Exercise in a Mouse Model of Frontotemporal Dementia"
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