Welcome to the REACT Center

The Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) Center is funded by NIH grant 1P2CHD086851 to serve as a national resource that provides the medical rehabilitation research community with knowledge, skills, and tools needed to catalyze high-impact, interdisciplinary clinical trials.

REACT is proud to serve as the coordinating center for the Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource, or MR3 Network, a consortium of six centers nationwide providing expertise, technology, and resources to support clinical and translational research in medical rehabilitation.


This workshop, co-hosted by NCMRR and REACT on September 29–30 at the NIH, gathered medical rehabilitation investigators and clinical trialists from around the country to discuss the future of trials in medical rehabilitation. With topics ranging from "Design Considerations" to "Sustaining Treatment Effects over Time," the event was designed to foster critical thinking about the this crucial research area. The two-day event was videorecorded and will result in a white paper on the topic.

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Our Scholar Awards program provides support to investigators via consultative services with Center faculty/staff and expenses associated with the use of UAB core research facilities.

What Do You Need to Do Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation? 

Half of the medical rehab researchers who answered our needs assessment survey are using wearable devices, biosensors, or mobile health apps in their work! Read what we’ve learned from you
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New Clinical Trials Resources
Sep 21, 2017 — National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
REACT Center Investigators Awarded $5.6 Million PCORI Grant to Study Exercise Interventions to Treat MS
Sep 18, 2017 — Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
The Internet and Social Media May Offer Valuable Support and Information for People with TBI
Sep 13, 2017 — National Rehabilitation Information Center
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We are proud to announce our five 2017 Pilot Studies Awardees, who will receive 12 months of funding along with key resources and mentorship to develop exceptional, future investigator-initiated clinical trials. Read more.
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REACT is proud to serve as the coordinating center for the MR3 Network. Learn more.