Dr. Surya Bhatt, an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at UAB focuses on clinical and translational studies in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and he emphasizes how few centers offer support for research in the areas of exercise medicine in chronic lung disease. His REACT pilot study project, Smart Telehealth Exercise Intervention to Reduce COPD Readmissions, is a model for a larger trial moving forward and will include muscle biopsies.

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REACT provides Scholar Awards to facilitate REACT resource utilization by investigative teams from the national community. Scholar Awards can be used by investigators to take advantage of REACT's consultative services in Laboratory Methods/Specimen Processing, Study Design/Biostatistics/Epidemiology, Technology/mHealth, and Education/Training for the purposes of generating preliminary data and receiving protocol advice.

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REACT's new Research Roundtable service is available to all U.S.-based rehabilitation investigators. Roundtables are comprised of experts centered around your unique request and focus area, who will provide feedback to take your proposal to the next level.

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The REACT Center has biostatisticians, informaticists, and epidemiologists who can help provide consultation and review of your study design, research proposal development, and data management and analytic plan. Learn more.

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