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Active Research Grants

Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS

Title: Expanding Medical Fitness to Drive
Principal Investigator:
Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDCM. CDRS
Funding Source: MODOT
Project Period: 10/1/15-9/30/16
Total Award: $127,875

Title: At-risk Driving and Compensatory Strategies in Older Adults with Glaucoma
Principal Investigator: Anjali M. Bhorade, MD
OT Investigator: Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS
Funding Source: US NIH/NEI 1R01ET26199
Project Period: 3/1/16-2/28/21
Total Award: $416,731


M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Title: Advancing the Science of Rehabilitation: Translating Neuroscience into Everyday Life
Principal Investigator: Leeanne Carey, PhD, BAppSc (OT)
OT Investigator: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Funding Source: James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative in Cognitive Rehabilitation - Collaborative Award
Project Period: 2014-2017
Total Award: $528,000

Title: Better Living After Stroke through Technology (BLAST)
Principal Investigators: DerShung Yang, PhD, and Timothy J. Wolf, PhD, MSCI, OTR/L, FAOTA
OT Investigator: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA 
Funding Source: NIH/NINR Grant# 1 R44 NR016183-01
Project Period: 3/16-9/16
Total Award: $221,6642


Title: Cross-cultural Issues in Stroke: Policy, Population and Clinical Comparisons
Principal Investigator: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Funding Source: Harvey Friedman Center for Aging, Global Aging Initiative
Project Period: 1/1/14-present
Total Award: $30,160

Title: Schultz Lifestyle Profile Series
Principal Investigator: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Funding Source: Schultz Family Support Fund
Project Period: 5/09-present
Total Award: $354,675

Title: Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation for Older Adults
Principal Investigator: Eric Lenze, MD
OT Investigators: M.Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, and Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDCM
Funding Source: US NIH 1 R01MH099011
Project Period: 8/20/13-7/31/18


Jessica Dashner, OTD, OTR/L

Title: Development of a Self-Management Program for Parents with SCI/Disease
Principal Investigator: Jessica Dashner, OTD, OTR/L
Funding Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America
Project Period: 6/1/15-11/30/16
Total Award: $50,000

Title: RRTC Interventions to Promote Community Living Among Individuals with Disabilities
Principal Investigator: Glen White, PhD, at the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
OT Investigator: Jessica Dashner, OTD, OTR/L
Funding Source: DOED NIDRR award to University of Kansas, Rehab Res & Trng Ctr (RRTC)
Project Period: 10/1/11-9/30/16
WU Total Award: $254,829


Erin Foster, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L

Title: Remediating Age-Related Cognitive Decline: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Exercise
Principal Investigator: Eric Lenze, MD
OT Investigator:
Erin Foster, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L
Funding Source: US NIH 1 R01AG049369
Project Period: 9/30/14-6/30/19

Title: Early Predictors of Brain Health and Development in Youth with T1DM (NEWT)
Principal Investigator: Tamara Hershey, PhD
OT Investigator: Erin Foster, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L
Funding Source: US NIH/NIDDK 2R01DK064832-11
Project Period: 5/1/16-4/30/21
Total Award: $432,616


Allison King, MD, PhD

Title: Heartland/Southwest Sickle Cell Disease Network
Principal Investigator:
Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: 5U01HL133994 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Sickle Cell Treatment Demonstration Program
Project Period: 9/1/17-8/31/21
Total Award: $2,127,273

Title: Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Patients with Severe Sickle Cell Disease Using a Reduced Intensity Conditioning Regimen
Principal Investigator: Shalini Shenoy, MD, at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
OT Investigator: Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: US NIH U2-401-HL69294 award to the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) for The Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN)
Project Period: 5/1/08-10/31/16
WU Total Award: $24,584

Title: A Phase I Trial of Familial Haploidentical Nonmyeloablative Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children
Principal Investigator: Shalini Shenoy, MD, at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
OT Investigator: Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI)
Project Period: 2/1/16-1/31/19
Total Direct Cost Award: $85,733

Title: The Implementation of Cognitive Screening and Educational Support to Improve Outcomes of Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: From Clinic to the Community and Back
Principal Investigator: Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: NIH - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Project Period: 8/5/16-6/30/22
Total Award: $4,321,826 over six years ($685,234 in year one)


Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP

Title: Exercise training in a community-based setting for people with spinal cord injuries
Principal Investigator: Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Funding Source: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Psychosocial Research Grants
Project Period: 4/30/17-4/29/19
Total Award: $199,844

Title: Assessment and training for participation in adapted sports and recreation
Principal Investigator: Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Funding Source:
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Quality of Life Grants
Project Period: 10/31/17-10/30/17
Total Award: $47,256


Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L

Title: The Development of a Sensory-Based Clinical Practice Guideline and an Implementation Plan for Very Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Necessary First Step Before Clinical Trial
Co-Principal Investigators: Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L, and Joan R. Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC (Barnes-Jewish College, Goldfarb School of Nursing)
Funding Source: WU University Research Strategic Alliance (URSA)
Project Period: 10/1/14-9/30/16
Total Award: $25,000

Title: Engaging Families in NICU Care to Optimize Outcomes of Preterm Infants
Principal Investigator: Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L
Funding Source:
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Project Period: 12/1/15-11/30/18
Total Award: $502,503


Duana Russell-Thomas, OTD, OTR/L

Title: Regional Arthritis Center (RAC) - Greater St. Louis Region
Principal Investigator: Duana Russell-Thomas, MSOT, OTR/L
Funding Source: US MO DHSS
Project Period: 11/1/12-6/30/20
Total Award: $400,930


Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Title: Electroencephalograph Guidance of Anesthesia to Alleviate Geriatric Syndromes (ENGAGES)
Principal Investigator: Michael S.Avidan
OT Investigator:
Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source:
US NIH 1UH2HL125141
Project Period:
9/1/14-8/31/19
Total Award: $448,471

Title: Feasibility of a Novel Intervention to Improve Participation After Stroke
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source: US NIH/NICHD 1R03HD079841
Project Period: 9/1/14-8/31/17
Total Award: $128,515

Title: Removing Home Hazards for Older Adults
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source: US HUD MOHHU0024-14
Project Period: 11/14/14-11/16/17
Total Award: $724,996

Title: A Cross-national Comparison of Caregiving Barriers and Supports Between the United States, Hong Kong and Sweden
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source: Harvey Friedman Center for Aging, Global Aging Initiative
Project Period: 1/1/14-present
Total Award: $14,800

Title: Integrating Special Populations - Hub Research Capacity, WU ICTS
Principal Investigator: Bradley Evanoff, MD, MPH
OT Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Director
Funding Source: US NIH/NCATS UL1TR002345-01
Project Period: 6/19/17-2/28/21
Total Award: $1,631,721

Title: Training Core, WU ICTS
Principal Investigator: Jay Piccirillo, MD, FACS
OT Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, TL1 Associate Director
Funding Source: US NIH/NCATS TL1TR002344-01
Project Period: 6/19/17-2/28/21
Total Award: $4,830,471

Title: Retaining Participants in Longitudinal Studies of Alzheimer's Disease
OT Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source: National Institute on Aging via the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC)
Project Period: 7/1/17-6/30/19
Total Award: $299,834 

Title: COMPASS: A Novel Transition Program to Reduce Disability After Stroke
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
OT Investigator: Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
Funding Source:
1R01HD092398 National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) and The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
Project Period: 8/28/17-5/31/22
Total Award: $1,354,946
 


Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT

Title: Smart Stroke Registry
Principal Investigator: Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
Funding Source: Program in Occupational Therapy, Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Neurology Collaborators
Project Period: 7/1/14-present

Title: Evaluating Cognitive Function in Breast Cancer Survivors who Received Chemotherapy
Principal Investigators: Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, FACS, and Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
Funding Source: Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center’s Siteman Investment Program (SIP), Multi-PI Pre-R01
Project Period: 01/01/17-12/31/18
Total Award: $419,100 

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