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The Center for Recovery, Physical Activity, and Nutrition (CeRPAN) supports interdisciplinary research at UTMB focused on health promotion, performance, and rehabilitation research.

The Center is committed to creating relationships among basic, clinical, and translational scientists to apply research findings for the benefit of persons with disability, health inequities, and chronic disease across the lifespan and their families, caregivers, and communities. 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 2022 to integrate research involving health promotion, performance, and rehabilitation research to provide new opportunities for clinical impact, education, and scientific training.


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News & Announcements

Dr. Downer Appointment as Co-Director of the Translational Research Scholars Program

Sep 9, 2021, 12:12 PM by CeRPAN

Brian Downer, PhD, has been appointed Co-Director of the Translational Research Scholars Program in the Institute of Translational Sciences at UTMB. Dr. Downer's leadership in research is exemplified by his record of success as both a TRSP Scholar and new Associate Professor, and willingness to take on this critically important responsibility in helping the ITS and the Institution to foster the continued development of our early-career faculty, who form the vital pipeline of potential KL2 Scholars for our CTSA-supported KL2 Mentored Career Development Program, and our future peers and collaborators.