March 16, 2018
Marcas M. Bamman, PhD, PI for the REACT Center was a guest lecturer at the 23rd Annual Lefeber Winter Series on Aging. This series features nationally recognized gerontology research educators, basic scientists, clinicians and social scientists. Each speaker presents a lecture on an important aspect of aging research and consults with students, faculty and staff on research topics, grant applications and articles being written for publication.
May 4-5, 2017
Tthe National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) convened stakeholders to determine best methods to work with investigators developing devices and assistive technologies for the medical rehabilitation market to clear regulatory and payer hurdles for market entry and successful commercialization. The theme of the workshop is to identify success stories of rehabilitation devices that have entered the market for clinical application or for direct use by the individual with disability. The group will identify needed resources, infrastructure, and information needed to build on these successes and identify avenues for dissemination of these throughout the research community.
September 29–30, 2016
The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) and the REACT Center cohosted this workshop, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Led by Dr. Allison Cernich, Director, NCMRR, and Dr. Marcas Bamman, Director, REACT Center, the two-day workshop featured presentations and lively discussions by rehabilitation researchers and clinical trialists from around the nation. The workshop aimed to take a closer look at how clinical trials in medical rehabilitation are unique, and how they can be bolstered by best practices, collaborative research efforts, and innovative funding resources. The two-day event was recorded and videos can be viewed online.
May 25–26, 2016
Rehabilitation research took center stage at this National Institutes of Health–sponsored conference, hosted on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. From a memorable keynote performance by teens and young adults with disabilities to moving remarks by NIH Director Francis Collins, the conference generated tremendous enthusiasm and helped bring about a research plan for future initiatives in medical rehabilitation.
February 26, 2016
This national conference, sponsored by the UAB School of Medicine and our Multidisciplinary Research Centers, included national experts in the area of therapeutic adherence spanning disciplines, presenting lectures on: Behavioral Models/Interventions, Pharmaco-Epidemiology/Measurement, Health Disparities, and Health Communications. The published proceedings highlight gaps in adherence research and collaborative funding opportunities.
"The Future of Disease Monitoring: Wearable Biosensors, Social Media, and Smartphone Applications" (video)
A lecture by Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, Director, Health Services Research and Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), Professor of Medicine and Public Health in Residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham