Welcome to the REACT Center


A national resource of expertise, skills, and tools that medical researchers need 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

News Updates See all news

  1. A Resource Supporting High Quality and Cost Effective Clinical Trials: The NCATS Trial Innovation Network
    Features · July 11, 2018
    A Resource Supporting High Quality and Cost Effective Clinical Trials: The NCATS Trial Innovation Network
  1. Just Released! FY18 DOD CDMRP Program
    Announcements · June 19, 2018
    Just Released! FY18 DOD CDMRP Program
  1. REACT announces 2018 Pilot Studies awardees
    Announcements · June 18, 2018
    REACT announces 2018 Pilot Studies awardees

REACT Facts

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Research Cores

13

REACT-Led Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation

9

Pilot Studies Awardees

42

Clinical Lectures, Vignettes & Courses

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