Research Projects and Funding

Liang-Ching Tsai, “Combined Stem Cell and Rehabilitation Therapies for Osteoarthritis”

PI: Liang-Ching Tsai

Agency:  Atlanta VA Medical Center

Project Period:  11/01/2017 – 10/31/2019)

Title:  Combined Stem Cell and Rehabilitation Therapies for Osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating condition of articular joints. Arthritis is the 3rd most prevalent health problem in the veterans population affecting 43% of VA system users and veterans are ~36% more… more »

Martha Polovich, “Multi-Modal Interprofessional Training to Improve Chemotherapy Safety”

PI: Martha Polovich

Agency:  University of Michigan/NIH

Project Period:  09/01/2017 – 08/31/2018

Title:  Multi-Modal Interprofessional Training to Improve Chemotherapy Safety

Award #:  3004655688


Chemotherapy is a high-volume, high-risk clinical intervention that involves the care of an interprofessional team. Interprofessional education (IPE) is a crucial ingredient to improved quality and safety of healthcare services. Despite… more »

Jessica Todd, “Grady Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program”

PI: Jessica Todd

Agency:  Wholesome Wave

Project Period:  01/01/2018 – 12/10/2018

Title:  Grady Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program


The Coordinated Program (CP) at Georgia State University (GSU) in the Department of Nutrition has an urban health emphasis and a number of community partners who service at-risk populations. Wholesome Wave Georgia, a non-profit organization, would… more »

Liang-Ching Tsai, “Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (ART3T)”

PI: Liang-Ching Tsai

Agency:  University of Pittsburgh / NIH

Project Period:  07/01/2017 – 06/30/2018)

Title:  Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (ART3T)

Award #:  0048860 (126873-12)


Traumatic knee injuries increase the risk of osteoarthritis (OA) by at least 10 fold, and post-traumatic OA (PTOA) leads to disability and a substantial financial burden of… more »

Sarah Henes, PhD, RD, LD, “The FoodMASTER Initiative: Supporting the STEM Learning”

PI:  Sarah Henes, PhD, RD, LD

Agency:  East Carolina University

Title:  The FoodMASTER Initiative:  Supporting the STEM Learning

Project Period:  08/01/2017 – 07/31/2022


Project Description


The proposed research project focuses on authentic STEM Education opportunities for underserved, minority youth that positively impact attitudes towards science. This project will impact informal science learning environments… more »

Ashley Helvig PhD, RN, CNE, “A Sleep Intervention for Young Adults At-Risk for Type 2 Diabetes”

PI:  Ashley Helvig PhD, RN, CNE Agency:  Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research Title:  A Sleep Intervention for Young Adults At-Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Project Period:  08/16/2017 – 08/15/2018


Nearly 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes (T2DM), a disorder with serious health consequences such as cardiovascular and renal disease.  Almost 90 million… more »

Xiangming Ji, PhD, “Metabolic Reprogramming in Patients with COPD”

Assistant Professor

Funding Agency: Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc. Project Period: 06/01/2017 – 06/30/2018

COPD is the third leading cause deaths in the US. Patients with advanced COPD often suffer from sputum production, shortness of breath and a productive cough. To significantly reduce the deaths from this disease, more accurate and reliable strategies are… more »

Regena Spratling, Ph.D., “Parents’ Symptom Management for Their Children Who Require Medical Technology”

PI: Regena Spratling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Project Title: Parents’ Symptom Management for Their Children Who Require Medical Technology

Agency:  NAPNAP Foundation

Project Period:  09/01/2016 thru 08/31/2018

Children who require medical technology are a small group within the larger population of children with special health care needs. They have frequent ED visits and hospitalizations resulting from… more »

Joan Cranford, Ph.D., “Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program”

PI:  Joan Cranford, Ph.D., Assistant Dean Academic

Project Title:  Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

Agency:  Emory University/National Institutes of Health

Project Period:  05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018

Award No:  T691860


Statement of Work


This project involves coordinating the activities listed below and acting as a liaison between Emory University and Georgia State University Associate Degree… more »