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. Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI): Clinical Investigator Training Course – U.S. Food & Drug Administration • Nov. 13–15, 2018
    Meetings & Events · Sept. 24, 2018
    Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI): Clinical Investigator Training Course
  2. Assessing and Communicating Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects for Patient Subpopulations: Challenges and Opportunities – Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (JH-CERSI) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • Nov. 28, 2018
    Meetings & Events · Aug. 13, 2018
    Assessing and Communicating Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects for Patient Subpopulations: Challenges and Opportunities
  1. CSM 2019 – American Physical Therapy Association • Jan. 23–26, 2019
    Meetings & Events · July 26, 2018
    CSM 2019
  2. 7th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation – University of Pittsburgh and VA Palo Alto Health Care System • Oct. 11–13, 2018
    Meetings & Events · July 25, 2018
    7th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation
  1. American Society of Neurorehabilitation Annual Meeting – American Society of Neurorehabilitation • Nov. 1–2, 2018
    Meetings & Events · July 25, 2018
    American Society of Neurorehabilitation Annual Meeting
  2. Neuroscience 2018 – Society for Neuroscience • Nov. 3–7, 2018
    Meetings & Events · July 24, 2018
    Neuroscience 2018

REACT 2019 Pilot Awards: RFA Coming Soon!

Learn more about REACT Pilot Studies awards and prior awardees and get ready to submit your own letter of intent to access pilot funds to support your innovative project, early‐stage proof‐of‐concept study, or futility study that will shape a more definitive clinical trial.


News Updates See all news

  1. Tools to Investigate Sleep in Rehabilitation Research
    Announcements · Oct. 8, 2018
    Tools to Investigate Sleep in Rehabilitation Research
  1. Just Published! Medical Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Advance the Field with High-Impact Clinical Trials
    Announcements · Sept. 10, 2018
    Just Published! Medical Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Advance the Field with High-Impact Clinical Trials
  1. SPARC Partnership Opportunity: Custom Arrangements for Device-Based Clinical Studies with Flexible Data and Intellectual Property Rights
    Announcements · July 20, 2018
    SPARC Partnership Opportunity: Custom Arrangements for Device-Based Clinical Studies with Flexible Data and Intellectual Property Rights

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

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