The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund wants to identify potential research on the molecular-level connection between physical activity and disease prevention, and is looking to the physical therapy community for input.
According to an alert from NIH, the intent behind this effort is no less than to "identify potential next steps for moving the entire biomedical research enterprise forward in this area." The work is being overseen by leaders from the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, with broad support throughout NIH.
Physical therapists interested in providing input on this project can submit information at the project's Request for Information webpage. Deadline for submission is December 31.
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