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Welcome Formerly the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences

The Center for Recovery, Physical Activity and Nutrition (CeRPAN) in the School of Health Professions, is committed to creating relationships among basic and clinical scientists to translate and apply research findings for the benefit of persons with disability or chronic disease and their families. Originally established in 2001 as the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences to provide an infrastructure for research in disability, recovery, and rehabilitation at UTMB, the mission and focus of the Center were expanded in 2013 to integrate research involving physical activity, exercise, function and nutrition to provide new opportunities for education and scientific training.

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2018 News

SCoA  | March 23, 2018

photo of Dr. FryChristopher Fry, PhD receives an NIH / NIAMS R01 award. Dr. Fry is a former Pepper Research Education Component (REC) Scholar and current co-leader for the Metabolism and Biology Resource Core. The award of $2,186,072 is for 5 years, March 26, 2018 through February 28, 2023.  The goal of the grant is to determine the efficacy of myostatin blockade in a mouse model of ACL injury to improve muscle mass, strength and morphology.  Additionally, the goal is to determine the contribution of myostatin activation in patients following an ACL injury and reconstruction to underlying muscle cellular deficits that contribute to protracted muscle weakness.

SCoA | January 26, 2018

photo of Dr. Fry and his winning photograph on canvasCongratulations to research investigator Christopher Fry, PhD for his winning microscope image. Dr. Fry's image displays primary mouse fibroblasts isolated from skeletal muscle.

The contest was held by Vector Laboratories and each winner received a canvas depicting their work as art.