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The vision of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine (UCEM) is to foster an environment that establishes UAB as the nation's leader in exercise biology and medicine research and education. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of children and adults of all ages through: innovative, interdisciplinary research; training and education of scientists, healthcare professionals, and the community; and recruiting leading scientists and clinicians into exercise-based research programs. The UCEM interdisciplinary team brings together more than 180 members and trainees, 35 departments, and 10 schools. The center also houses three university-wide core facilities, provides research training and pilot support to trainees and faculty, conducts exercise biology and medicine teaching blocks as part of the UAB medical school curriculum, and sponsors an annual symposium.  


Studies to see if antihypertensive drugs can improve mobility in older adults

Thomas Buford, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care and associate director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine, recently received two R01 grants from the National Institute on Aging  — one for a human study and one for an animal study.

UAB Opens State-of-the-Art Facility for Use in Clinical Trials of Exercise Medicine

The Center for Exercise Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham formally opened its state-of-the-art exercise facility Feb. 21. The Exercise Clinical Trial Facility provides equipment and staff for research projects looking at the role of exercise as medicine. Read more

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The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles: NY Times

UCEM PHITE Trial Supporting Research