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A Transformative NIH Initiative: The Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC)

Jan 18, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants to better understand how exercise affects health. Although hundreds of studies show that physical activity provides benefits to many aspects of health, how exercise does this is poorly understood.

To address this issue, the NIH Common Fund, which supports groundbreaking efforts focused on big challenges and opportunities in biomedical science, sought to address this problem by creating the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium program (MoTrPAC). MoTrPAC aims to create a molecular map of the biological changes that happen during exercise.  Such a map could be used to help researchers and doctors better prescribe exercise to individuals.

An exercise study of this magnitude has never been done and will require roughly 2700 generally healthy, but sedentary adult participants that are diverse in age, sex, body composition and fitness level. Participants will engage in an exercise program, and blood, muscle tissue and other biological samples will be collected at selected clinical centers across the US. Samples will be analyzed, and the collected data will help generate the molecular map. In addition, there will be a companion study in 360 children.  The molecular map will be made available to all interested researchers.

For more information, watch the video below and check the MoTrPAC website and follow the NIH Common Fund on Twitter and Facebook for updates on how to get involved!

 

A Transformative NIH Initiative: The Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC)

Jan 18, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants to better understand how exercise affects health. Although hundreds of studies show that physical activity provides benefits to many aspects of health, how exercise does this is poorly understood.

To address this issue, the NIH Common Fund, which supports groundbreaking efforts focused on big challenges and opportunities in biomedical science, sought to address this problem by creating the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium program (MoTrPAC). MoTrPAC aims to create a molecular map of the biological changes that happen during exercise.  Such a map could be used to help researchers and doctors better prescribe exercise to individuals.

An exercise study of this magnitude has never been done and will require roughly 2700 generally healthy, but sedentary adult participants that are diverse in age, sex, body composition and fitness level. Participants will engage in an exercise program, and blood, muscle tissue and other biological samples will be collected at selected clinical centers across the US. Samples will be analyzed, and the collected data will help generate the molecular map. In addition, there will be a companion study in 360 children.  The molecular map will be made available to all interested researchers.

For more information, watch the video below and check the MoTrPAC website and follow the NIH Common Fund on Twitter and Facebook for updates on how to get involved!

 

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Our Mission

The Greater New York Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine has set goals to

1)  Promote and advance professions related to the science of exercise as medicine;

2)  Build relationships that foster growth and collaboration with other organizations, physicians, scientists, and educators concerned with the science of exercise and related fields;

3)  Arrange mutual meetings of physicians, educators, clinicians and scientists;

4)  Make available post-graduate education in fields related to these sciences;

5)  Initiate, promote and correlate research in these fields;

Membership

 Benefits
- Discounts to Chapter meetings and events
- Newsletter highlighting chapter events and news
- Opportunities to present at meetings, forums and events
- Access to student scholarship and award programs
- Opportunities to network with exercise science, sports medicine, clinical exercise, and allied health professionals
- Information regarding regional graduate programs, internships, and job opportunities

Chapter Leadership

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Astrid Mel PhD, CSCS, HFS, CSN

Treasurer
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Aimee Layton, PhD

Secretary
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Mary Allison Williams PhD, EP-C,

President-Elect
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Patrick Davitt, PhD, CSCS, FACSM

Immediate Past President
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Heather Milton MS, RCEP, CSCS

President
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Neal Pire MA, CEP, CSCS, FACSM

Executive Director