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. 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
  2. CSM 2019 – American Physical Therapy Association • Jan. 23–26, 2019
    Meetings & Events · July 26, 2018
    CSM 2019
  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. ACSM Conference on Integrative Physiology of Exercise – American College of Sports Medicine • Sept. 5–8, 2018
    Meetings & Events · July 25, 2018
    ACSM Conference on Integrative Physiology of Exercise
  1. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 95th Annual Conference – American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine • Sept. 28 – Oct. 3, 2018
    Meetings & Events · July 25, 2018
    American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 95th Annual Conference
  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

Registration now open! September 20-21, 2018

UAB Center for Exercise Medicine 6th Annual Symposium


News Updates See all news

  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
  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

REACT Facts

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Research Cores

13

REACT-Led Clinical Trials in Medical Rehabilitation

14

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