Research Initiation Grants (RIG)

RIG Submissions – January 2017



Mei-Lan Chen


“Being Active for Healthy Aging with Disability-Free and Independent Living: Effects of Tai Chi Exercise-Based Intervention on Mobility, Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and Cognitive Functions in Community-Dwelling Inactive Older Adults”


Fayron Epps


“African American Dementia Family Caregivers Involvement in Health Promotion Activities”


Bradley Farrell

Physical Therapy

“Spinal Cord Stimulation to Modulate Pain and Spasticity after SCI: A Pilot Study”


Ashley Helvig


“A Sleep Intervention (SLEEP-Extend) for Young Adults At-Risk for Type 2 Diabetes”


Martha Polovich


“Pilot Study: Exposure of Patients’ Family Members to Chemotherapy during Home Infusions”


Liang-Ching Tsai

Physical Therapy

“Effects of Knee Loading Modulation and Timing of Intervention on Cartilage Degeneration and Gait Kinematics in Rats Following Knee Injuries”


Desiree Wanders


“Novel Anti-inflammatory Actions of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21)”