Discovering Exercise

COVID-19 Update

As a public health precaution due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the MoTrPAC study will be temporarily suspended as of Monday, March 23, 2020. We will be contacting all participants by telephone on a regular basis during this temporary suspension. In-person activities will be re-started when it is safe to do so.

The health and safety of all MoTrPAC participants and staff are top priorities for us. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and will restart the study as soon as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about MoTrPAC, click here.

If you would like to complete the web screener to see if you might be eligible to participate in the study, click here.

Please note that we are continuing to screen interested individuals by telephone, but will wait to schedule any in-person appointments until the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.

MoTrPAC: Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium

Be part of a national movement to discover exercise

This study will lay the foundation for a new era of biomedical research on Precision Exercise Medicine
-Dr. Eric Ravussin

This particular research project is intentionally taking all the different specialties and trying to integrate them together. [It] will give us a more clear understanding of the problems and how to solve them.
-Dr. Peggy Whitson, American Astronaut, NASA

We will undoubtedly find individual differences... what works for me... might be very different than what works for someone else. We want to discover that.
-Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

Study Information

  • For years, we have known that being physically active is good for our health, but until this point, there has not been a clear understanding of what actually is happening deep within the body, or how the molecular structure of the body changes to improve and preserve health.
  • Having a better understanding of how the body changes with physical activity will help researchers and clinicians to better prescribe and tailor exercises programming in the future.
  • This research study is the largest targeted National Institutes of Health (NIH) investment aimed to understand how physical activity improves health and prevents disease.
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