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The Center for Recovery, Physical Activity, and Nutrition (CeRPAN) supports interdisciplinary research at UTMB.

The Center 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. CeRPAN was 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.

Read about Research at CeRPAN or browse Mission, History and Facts & Figures.

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    Dr. Rasmussen Receives 2021 TACSM Honor Award

    March 5, 2021, 16:49 PM by CeRPAN
    Blake Rasmussen, PhD received the 2021 Texas American College of Sports Medicine Honor Award during the organization's annual meeting February 25-26. He presented a keynote, "Central Role of mTORC1 Signaling in Exercise-Induced Muscle Growth and Aging," during the event.
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    Data Sciences & Discovery Pilot Grants: Application Due April 30, 2021

    March 5, 2021, 15:56 PM by CeRPAN
    CALL FOR PILOT PROPOSALS aimed at developing and/or utilizing state-of-the-art quantitative/data science methodologies and technologies to address aging-related research questions.
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    Dr. Deer Earns ITS Provost's Scholar Award

    January 19, 2021, 17:12 PM by CeRPAN
    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences Rachel Deer, PhD, recipient of the Institute for Translational Sciences Provost’s Scholar Award for her proposal, "Feasibility Study of Multimodal Interventions to Accelerate Recovery and Improve Quality of Life in COVID-19 Survivors."
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    Dr. Li Receives AOTF Early Career Research Excellence Award

    January 4, 2021, 11:43 AM by CeRPAN
    Chih-Ying (Cynthia) Li, PhD, OTR, Department of Occupational Therapy, is a new recipient of the AOTF Early Career Research Excellence Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and support investigators who are contributing and have promise to advance knowledge in the field of occupational therapy.
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