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 more than 175 investigators, 32 departments, and 10 schools for a multi-disciplinary approach. UAB is among the first of major academic medical centers to establish such a center. Among its activities, the Center sponsors an annual symposium.
UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
Supports Girls on the Run
The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine was a proud supporter of the 2016 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 on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Marconi Park. For more information about Girls on the Run visit www.GirlsontheRunBham.org