UCEM Research Retreat websiteThe UAB Center for Exercise Medicine hosted its Fall 2021 Research Retreat on November 4 and 5, 2021 at the Lakeshore Foundation. The two half-day event featured 10-minute presentations of 30 investigators at UAB conducting exercise medicine research.

The retreat was designed to facilitate awareness and new collaborations among investigators across UAB who conduct research broadly related to exercise. More than 80 attendees comprising students, pre-and post-doctoral trainees, faculty and staff joined the sessions virtually. The event showcased seven sessions with interdisciplinary topics that steer exercise medicine research at UAB – Exercise Biology, Behavior Change, Early Career I, Rehabilitation, Pre-Clinical Research, Early Career II and Clinical Research.

Thanks to the speakers, moderators and attendees for an interactive event!

UCEM is particularly thankful to Anna Thalacker-Mercer, PhD for initiating this event, and James Rimmer, PhD & team for the arrangements at the Lakeshore Foundation.

“I really appreciate the willingness of all the presenters to provide quick context for their research programs,” said Thomas Buford, PhD, Director of UCEM.

“The goal really was to start connecting the large number of outstanding scientists doing exercise research on campus. Hopefully this was a first step to continuing to build new relationships and bigger initiatives around Exercise Medicine at UAB.”