Current Studies

research1Head, Neck, and Breast Cancer

The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, UAB Division of Otolaryngology, and UAB Department of Radiation Oncology are sponsoring a pilot study for head/neck or breast cancer patients evaluating the effects of radiation and chemotherapy on muscle mass and function/strenth, and the effects of a strength training rehabilitation program.  Each participant will exercise under full supervision three days per week at UAB.
To participate in this study, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Adults 19 years or older with Head, Neck, or Breast cancer
  • Able to attend 3 exercise sessions per week at UAB for 8 weeks
  • Must pass pre-exercise screening


For more information, please contact Craig Tuggle at 205-975-6231 or by email at tugg12@uab.edu.


Spinal Cord Injury
The Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) Core Muscle Research Laboratory are sponsoring a novel combination exercise program vs. HP diet on body composition and metabolic health in SCI individuals with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.  Each participatant will exercise under full supervision three days per week at UAB. 
To participate in this study, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Individuals must have complete or incomplete spinal cord injury (tetraplegia or paraplegia)
  • Able to attend 3 exercise sessions per week at UAB for 8 weeks
  • Must be manual wheelchair users

For more information, please contact Ceren Yarar-Fiser at 205-996-7938 or by email at cyarar@uab.edu.