Research Projects and Funding

Fayron Epps, “A Quest for Dementia-Friendly Faith Villages to Support African American Families and Quantification of Autonomic Activation via Skin-Like Electronics”

PI:  Fayron Epps, PhD, RN

Title: A Quest for Dementia-Friendly Faith Villages to Support African American Families and Quantification of Autonomic Activation via Skin-Like Electronics

Project Period:  05/01/2018 – 04/30/2019

Agency:  Emory University

 

Abstract:

 

Caring for a person living with dementia is associated with varying levels of stress, which can have many adverse… more »

Fayron Epps, PhD, RN, “Dementia-Friendly Faith Villages to Support African American Families”

Fayron Epps, PhD, RN

03/01/2018-02/28/2021

Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant-Diversity

 

“Dementia-Friendly Faith Villages to Support African American Families”

 

Can a modified worship service improve the well-being of caregivers and their family members living with dementia?

 

Background

 

African Americans often turn to their church and worship services for support when in distress. However,… more »

Fayron Epps, PhD. RN, “Testing Tele-Savvy, an On-line Psychoeducation Program for Informal Alzheimer’s Caregivers”

Fayron Epps, PhD. RN

National Institutes of Health/Emory University

NIA Diversity Supplement

09/15/2017-04/30/2020

Award Number: T886583

 

“Testing Tele-Savvy, an On-line Psychoeducation Program for Informal Alzheimer’s Caregivers” (R01AG054079).

 

Conducted within the framework of the parent study’s randomized design, the supplement study is examining the efficacy of the Tele-Savvy program and the Healthy Living attention… more »

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

Abstract

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 »