Research Projects and Funding

Douglas Gardenhire, Educational Services Agreement

PI: Douglas S. Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC

Title: Educational Services Agreement

Agency:  Dar Al Uloom University

Project Period:  05/01/2019 – 04/30/2023

Award Number:  AGMT_ 04-01-2019

 

Abstract

Respiratory Therapy (RT) education in the United States (US) and the World continues to transition and transform. Currently, more colleges and universities are adding the RT discipline… more »

Patricia Clark, Carepartner Collaborative Integrated Therapy in Sub-acute Stroke

PI: Patricia Clark Title: Carepartner Collaborative Integrated Therapy in Sub-acute Stroke

Project Period: 04/03/2019 thru 03/31/2020

Agency: Emory University and National Institutes of Health

Award Number: A149458

Abstract

Stroke affects approximately 795,000 individuals in the United States each year and is a leading cause of long-term disability. Family members are key component in stroke recovery;… more »

Fayron Epps, Advance: Assessment of Disparities and Variation for Alzheimer’s Disease in Nursing Home Care at the End of Life

PI:  Fayron Epps, PHD, RN, Assistant Professor

Project Period:  08/01/2018 – 03/31/2021

Agency:  University of Tennessee

Sponsor Award:  # A18-1396-S001

 

Title:

ADVANCE: ASSESSMENT OF DISPARITIES AND VARIATION FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IN NURSING HOME CARE AT END OF LIFE

 

 

While comfort is the main goal of care for most nursing home (NH) residents… more »

Rafaela Goncalves Feresin, PhD, “Berries Prevent Hypertension and Cardiac Damage by Modulating the Gut”

Principal Investigator: Rafaela Goncalves Feresin, PhD

Title:  Berries Prevent Hypertension and Cardiac Damage by Modulating the Gut

Project Period:  03/01/2019 – 02/28/2022

Grant Number:  2019-67017-29257

 

 

Abstract

Hypertension affects millions of people in the US and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A number of anti-hypertensive drugs are available to treat hypertension;… more »

Anita Nucci, “Vitamin D and Vascular Function in Obese Children”

Anita Nucci, PhD, RD, LD

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

Vitamin D and Vascular Function in Obese Children

Funding Agency:  University of Pittsburgh / NIH

Project Period:  06/01/2018 – 05/31/2019

 

Abstract

 

Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome and later cardiovascular disease in children. … more »

Regena Spratling, “Web-based Modules to Support Young Children Who Require Medical Technology and Their Caregivers”

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

Title: Web-based Modules to Support Young Children Who Require Medical Technology and Their Caregivers

Project Period:  07/17/2018 – 06/30/2020

Agency:  National Institute of Nursing Research

 

Abstract:

 

Children who require medical technology have multiple chronic conditions, and are part of the estimated

total of 11 million children (15%)… more »

Liang-Ching Tsai, “Quadriceps Muscle Function and Knee Loading Following Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Comparison to the Gold Standard Patella”

PI:  Liang-Ching Tsai, PT, PhD

Title: Quadriceps Muscle Function and Knee Loading Following Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:  Comparison to the Gold Standard Patella

Project Period:  05/01/2018 – 04/30/2020

Agency:  Physical Therapy Associates of GA

Abstract:

The graft choice for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgery remains controversial. The gold standard bone-patella-tendon-bone (BPTB)… more »

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, “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, “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 »