Welcome to REACT


A national resource of expertise, skills, and tools for medical rehabilitation researchers to catalyze high-impact, interdisciplinary clinical trials.

Education & Training

Explore our library of lectures, courses, and more
Education & Training

Consultation

We have experts to guide any stage of your clinical trial
Consultation

Funding

Reach your goals more easily with funding opportunities from REACT
Funding

Tools & Resources

We provide an array of services to bolster clinical trials
Tools & Resources

Upcoming Conferences See all news

  1. 14th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium – NIH Pain Consortium • May 30–31, 2019
    Meetings & Events · May 10, 2019
    14th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium
  2. AAPM&R Annual Assembly 2019 – American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation • Nov. 14–17, 2019
    Meetings & Events · March 14, 2019
    AAPM&R Annual Assembly 2019
  1. APTA NEXT 2019 Conference and Exposition – American Physical Therapy Association • June 12–15, 2019
    Meetings & Events · March 14, 2019
    APTA NEXT 2019 Conference and Exposition
  2. ACSM Annual Meeting – American College of Sports Medicine • May 28 – June 1, 2019
    Meetings & Events · March 14, 2019
    ACSM Annual Meeting
  1. Neuroscience 2019 – Society for Neuroscience • Oct. 19–23, 2019
    Meetings & Events · March 14, 2019
    Neuroscience 2019
  2. Bone and Muscle Interactions: The Mechanical and Beyond – Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH) • Aug. 16–18, 2019
    Meetings & Events · Feb. 8, 2019
    Bone and Muscle Interactions: The Mechanical and Beyond

REACT Facts

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Research Cores

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REACT-Led Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation

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Pilot Studies Awardees

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Clinical Lectures, Vignettes & Courses


News Updates See all news

  1. NIH community is seeking input on the progress so far in achieving the priorities in the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation
    Announcements · May 10, 2019
    NIH community is seeking input on the progress so far in achieving the priorities in the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation
  1. Get Your Applications Ready to Address the Opioid Crisis
    Announcements · April 16, 2019
    Get Your Applications Ready to Address the Opioid Crisis
  1. Scientists rise up against statistical significance
    Features · March 21, 2019
    Scientists rise up against statistical significance

We are the coordinating center for the MR3 Network, a consortium of six centers providing support for clinical and translational research in medical rehabilitation.

REACT-Led Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation See all Clinical Trials

MASTERS Trial - Metformin to Augment Strength Training Effective Response in Seniors

This randomized, placebo-controlled trial - a collaboration between two major academic medical centers (University of Kentucky and University of Alabama at Birmingham) - is designed to determine if the addition of a medication (Metformin) will improve the effectiveness of strength training in older adults. The overall goal is to establish a low cost, personalized approach to prevent frailty in older adults.

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Meet Your REACT Team See all Team Members

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Marcas Bamman, PhD

  • P2C Principal Investigator
  • Administrative Component Director
  • Consultation Component Associate Director
  • Education and Training Coinvestigator
  • Mobile Technology Laboratory Coinvestigator
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Louis Bridges, MD, PhD

  • Executive Committee Member
  • Pilot Component Director
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Gary Cutter, PhD

  • Administrative Associate Director
  • Consultation Component Director
  • Pilot Studies Component Biostatistician
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Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc

  • Executive Committee Member
  • Education and Training Component Director
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Robert Motl, PhD

  • Mobile Technology Laboratory Director
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Michael Fordis, MD

  • Subaward Principal Investigator
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Carla Perna, BS, CCRA, CCRP

  • Center Administrator
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Chelsea Crawford, PhD

  • Program Manager
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Jeffrey Foster, MPH

  • Program Manager
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Elizabeth Rahn, PhD

  • Program Manager