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. SCI 2020: Launching a Decade for Disruption in Spinal Cord Injury Research – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NICHD/NCMRR) • Feb. 12–13, 2019
    Meetings & Events · Dec. 26, 2018
    SCI 2020: Launching a Decade for Disruption in Spinal Cord Injury Research
  1. NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC): Call For Applications for 2019 Cohort – University of Michigan, in collaboration with the University of Iowa and Los Angeles BioMed. • April 1 – Nov. 30, 2019
    Meetings & Events · Dec. 5, 2018
    NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC): Call For Applications for 2019 Cohort
  1. CSM 2019 – American Physical Therapy Association • Jan. 23–26, 2019
    Meetings & Events · July 26, 2018
    CSM 2019

REACT Facts

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Research Cores

13

REACT-Led Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation

14

Pilot Studies Awardees

43

Clinical Lectures, Vignettes & Courses


News Updates See all news

  1. Request for Information (RFI): NICHD Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020-2024
    Announcements · Jan. 11, 2019
    Request for Information (RFI): NICHD Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2020-2024
  1. “Design for Rehabilitation – Take the Challenge” – Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) • Feb. 15 – April 15, 2019
    Announcements · Jan. 11, 2019
    “Design for Rehabilitation – Take the Challenge”
  1. NIH Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule)
    Announcements · Jan. 11, 2019
    NIH Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule)

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