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February 19, 2014

Researchers discuss exercise clinical trials at NExTNet meeting

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On Feb. 4 and 5, 2014, Marcas Bamman, Ph.D., director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine hosted the first face-to-face meeting of the newly implemented National Exercise Clinical Trials Network (NExTNet). The meeting attracted exercise medicine researchers from around the country to discuss “knowledge gaps” in how exercise affects human biology, and in turn, health and medical treatment. NExTNet represents 49 institutions from coast to coast, members of a growing network aimed at standardizing procedures for multi-site clinical trials. An expanding NExTNet database for the group’s members serves as an inventory of equipment for testing, services, and expertise.