UCEM's Spring 2021 Exercise Medicine Journal Club is here! We will continue the virtual format and is still open to all.

This season's focus will be "Tissue Specific Effects of Exercise."

UCEM Exercise Medicine Journal Club (GBS 746J Exercise Medicine) which was previously open only to UAB Graduate Students is now open to anyone interested in Exercise Biology and Medicine. 
Exercise Medicine Journal Club website

Why study Exercise Medicine?

Disease risks associated with chronic physical inactivity are widespread. Exercise training induces a complex array of coordinated cellular and molecular processes that improve symptoms and co-morbidities associated with numerous chronic conditions including musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, metabolic, immunologic, and neurologic disorders. Understanding the mechanisms underlying exercise-induced adaptations and their clinical utility in disease prevention and treatment is therefore a truly interdisciplinary effort.

If you are interested in any aspect of exercise biology and medicine, this club is a great opportunity for you to gain insight into the field!

Journal Club highlights:

  • In UCEM’s Exercise Medicine journal club, participants will interact with scientists and clinicians from several disciplines.

  • Discussions will highlight the latest and most impactful exercise-based research in both human and animal model systems.

  • Each month, one journal club topic will also relate to the monthly UCEM Distinguished Lecture Series spanning molecular, biological, clinical, and behavioral research.

Interested in being a part of the club?

  • UAB Graduate students looking to register for the course can register here. Post-doctoral students who don't require anymore course credits are also encouraged to sign up via UAB Canvas.

  • Not a student? Email the journal club director Constanza Cortes, PhD at cjcortes@uab.edu if you would like to present or event coordinator Purnima Janarthanan at kjpurni@uab.edu if you would like to only attend the sessions.

Upcoming virtual Exercise Medicine Journal Club sessions:


Monday, January 25, 2021

Scheduling and Formatting Meeting 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021

Distinguished Lecture:

“Exercise-Induced Retinal Neuroprotection”

Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD, FARVO
Professor of Ophthalmology
Emory University School of Medicine
Core Director & Research Biologist
Atlanta VAMC Center for Visual & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation

Monday, February 15, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

Distinguished Lecture

Monday, March 8, 2021

Distinguished Lecture:

Juleen Zierath, PhD
Professor
Integrative Physiology
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet

Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

Distinguished Lecture

Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Distinguished Lecture:

Jay Alberts, PhD
The Edward F. and Barbara A. Bell Family Endowed Chair
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Monday, April 19, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021