Center For Exercise Medicine

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    Thomas Buford, Director

    Dr. Buford is a Professor in the UAB Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care. He also serves as Director for the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine and Co-Director of the NIH-funded Nathan Shock Center for the Basic Biology of Aging. Dr. Buford’s research utilizes clinical and pre-clinical models focused on preserving the health and independence of older adults, including leading multiple recent clinical trials related to exercise and mobility. He current ha...

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    Keith McGregor, Scientist (C)

    Keith McGregor is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. His work currently investigates aging-related declines in motor control and its implications to stroke rehabilitation. His current projects employ multimodal imaging and neurophysiological techniques (TMS, rTMS, tDCS, fMRI and DTI) to investigate brain function. Dr. McGregor's work has shown that aging is associated with decreased levels of cortical inhibition, which affects m...

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    Pariya Wheeler PhD, Scientist (C)

    Dr. Pariya Fazeli is an experimental psychologist with academic training in lifespan development, cognitive aging, and gerontology. Her primary research interests include cognitive aging among older adults with HIV, with a focus on predictors of successful cognitive aging as well as rehabilitation strategies to promote successful cognitive aging in this population. Her work is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging.

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    Ronald Lazar, Senior Scientist (C)

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    Thomas Buford, Senior Scientist (C)

    Dr. Buford is a Professor in the UAB Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care. He also serves as Director for the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine and Co-Director of the NIH-funded Nathan Shock Center for the Basic Biology of Aging. Dr. Buford’s research utilizes clinical and pre-clinical models focused on preserving the health and independence of older adults, including leading multiple recent clinical trials related to exercise and mobility. He current ha...

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