Welcome to the REACT Center

The Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) Center is funded by NIH grant 1P2CHD086851 to serve as a national resource that provides the medical rehabilitation research community with knowledge, skills, and tools needed to catalyze high-impact, interdisciplinary clinical trials.

REACT is proud to serve as the coordinating center for the Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource, or MR3 Network, a consortium of six centers nationwide providing expertise, technology, and resources to support clinical and translational research in medical rehabilitation.


Rehabilitation research took center stage at the National Institutes of Health–sponsored conference, “Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward,” on May 25–26 at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

From a memorable keynote performance by teens and young adults with disabilities to moving remarks by NIH Director Francis Collins, the conference generated tremendous enthusiasm and helped bring about a research plan for future initiatives in medical rehabilitation. Read more…

Now Available!

Our voucher program provides support to investigators via consultative services with Center faculty/staff and expenses associated with the use of UAB core research facilities.

Did you know?

Half of the medical rehab researchers who answered our needs assessment survey are using wearable devices, biosensors, or mobile health apps in their work! Read what we’ve learned from you.

It’s not too late: We still want to hear from you! Complete our survey.

NCMRR/REACT Rehabilitation Clinical Trials Workshop
September 29–30, 2016
Bethesda, MD
Symposium on Regenenerative Rehabilitation
October 14–17, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
ACRM 93rd Annual Conference
October 30–November 4, 2016
Chicago, IL
Our four new awardees will receive 12 months of funding along with key resources and mentorship to develop exceptional, future investigator-initiated clinical trials. Read about our awardees and their projects.