September 14, 2018

Center for Exercise Medicine to host a Science Communication Workshop

bamman trioFrom left: Marcus Bamman, Lori McMahon and Jefferson WalkerThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Exercise Medicine will host a Science Communication Workshop from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Hill Student Center Theatre. This event is open to anyone seeking improvement in disseminating science to the public. Entry to the workshop is free, but registration is required.

Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., physicist, author and journalist, and a National Magazine Award winner from Toronto, Canada — whose primary focus of writing is the science of endurance and fitness — will lead the session. His book, “ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance,” was published in February 2018.

The session also features UAB experts in the fields of science and communication as discussion leaders. Experts include:

  • Marcas Bamman, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Medicine, and Neurology; Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine;
  • Lori McMahon, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology; Dean, UAB Graduate School; and Director, UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center; and
  • Jefferson Walker, Ph.D., Director, Research Communication Graduate Certificate Program; and Instructor, Graduate School Professional Development Program.

The Science Communication Workshop is part of the UCEM Sixth Annual Symposium, to be held Friday, Sept. 21, at the Hill Student Center Ballroom. Click here to view the Symposium’s agenda, and register here.

UCEM is a University Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center that serves the UAB exercise and rehabilitation medicine community. UCEM’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of children and adults of all ages by: fostering interdisciplinary research to optimize exercise treatment strategies for chronic conditions, disease prevention, and injury prevention and rehabilitation using a dose-response approach to exercise prescription; establishing prescription guidelines for health and fitness across the age span; training and educating the next wave of scientists and health care professionals on the physiology and clinical applicability of exercise treatments; recruiting established scientists and clinicians into exercise-based research programs; and promoting community outreach and education based on findings through clinical exercise trials.