Center for Exercise Medicine
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 160 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.
Intellectual sweat lands major NIH fund to study exercise
This summer, the NIH Common Fund announced a five-year, $170 million effort to reveal - in molecular terms - how exercise delivers its many benefits throughout the body. Marcas Bamman, Ph.D., was one of the key investigators who helped NIH staff do the research for their successful application to the Common Fund. Now UAB will compete to help lead the research program after Requests for Applications are released in September. Read the full story from UAB News here.
UCEM Co-Sponsors second annual Heart + Sole 5K/Fun RunThe Center for Exercise Medicine was a proud sponsor of the second annual Heart + Sole 5K/Fun Run held Saturday, August 29, 2015 on the UAB Campus Green. The event hosted by Equal Access Birmingham raises funds for the School of Medicine student-run free clinic which provides education and health care to Birmingham's uninsured and underserved. EAB was created in 2005 to both improve healthcare access for underserved populations in the Birmingham area and provide UAB medical students with service learning experiences. Student volunteers see approximately 400 patients per year at the EAB Clinic.
Congratulations UCEM MembersDr. Amy Amara receives Pilot Grant
Amy Amara, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology received a $60,000 Pilot Grant from the CCTS Multidisciplinary Pilot Program. The grant entitled “The Effect of Exercise on Functional Connectivity and Vigilance in Parkinson’s Disease” is co-sponsored by the Center for Exercise Medicine and the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center.
UAB names Lori McMahon dean of Graduate School
Lori McMahon, PhD, has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Alabama at Birmingham following a national search by a 13-member committee made up of students, faculty and staff, and chaired by UAB Vice President for Research and Economic Development Richard Marchase, PhD. Read more