marcas-labcoat2The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine is a national leader in the field of exercise medicine research. Promoting community outreach and education based on findings through basic and translational research and exercise clinical trials is a top priority. "There needs to be a paradigm shift for individuals in disease treatment, prevention, and discovery medicine with global impact. Alabama is among the worst in the U.S. for state rankings inactivity-related diseases. It is time for change,” states Dr. Marcas Bamman, CEM Director.

UAB Center for Exercise Medicine is a proud sponsor of the Girls on the Run program at Glen Iris Elementary School in the Birmingham City Schools system.

Girls on the Run is a powerful and highly successful character development program offered after school with lessons that encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. The 10-week course concluded with a celebratory 5K run at Railroad Park on April 29, 2017. For more information visit