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Faculty Detail    
Associate Professor
Co-Director, UAB Nathan Shock Center
Director, UAB Center for Exercise Medicine
Campus Address OSB 1313
Other websites NCBI MyBibiliography

Undergraduate  Oklahoma Baptist University    2004  BSE 
Graduate  Oklahoma State University    2006  MS 
Graduate  Baylor University    2009  PhD 
Fellowship  University of Florida    2011  Post-Doctoral 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med-Gerontology/Geriatrics/Palliative Care Associate Professor
Center    Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Associate Professor
Center  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Ctr for Exercise Medicine Associate Professor
Center  Neurology   Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Associate Professor
Center  Integrative Center for Aging Research  Integrative Center for Aging Research Associate Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Buford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, having joined UAB in 2017. He also as Co-Director of the UAB Nathan Shock Center and Director of the Center for Exercise Medicine. Dr. Buford’s research spans both animal and human models and is focused largely on the preservation of late-life physical function with growing interest in preserving cognitive function. In particular, Dr. Buford has interest in the role of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in preserving physical and cognitive functions. He and his colleagues are actively evaluating the roles of vasodilatory compounds in the RAS axis for in preserving theses functions. These studies have also recently dovetailed with interest in the gut microbiome as a potential delivery site for these RAS modifying agents.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Sports Medicine  Fellow 
American Heart Association  Fellow 
Gerontological Society of America  Fellow 

aging, exercise, physical function, disability, RAS, hypertension, microbiome