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  • Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) Steering Committee Meeting
    January 9-10, 2017
    Bethesda, MD
  • Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC) Pre-Application Webinar
    Meeting Overview Presentation
    October 22, 2015
  • Understanding the Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Physical Activity-Induced Health Benefits
    Video Link
    Workshop Summary

    October 30-31, 2014
    Bethesda, MD
    Although researchers have demonstrated that physical activity contributes to improved health outcomes (e.g., improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, insulin sensitivity, bone and muscle strength, and mood), studies tend to focus on a single signaling pathway, tissue, or organ system. Recognizing that a coordinated effort to uncover all of the molecular changes that occur in response to movement could transform clinical medicine’s use of physical activity as a treatment and preventive strategy, the NIH convened a meeting in October 2014, to explore ways in which the NIH might catalyze such research. The 2014 workshop, responses received via a Request for Information, and other discussions with the research community (including the NIH Council of Councils) informed the development of this program. 


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