Active Research Grants

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

Title: Rural Driving Study and Traffic Signs
Principal Investigator:
Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDCM. CDRS
Funding Source: MODOT
Project Period: 10/1/18-9/30/19
Total Award: $157,079

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

Title: Patient Engagement Intervention in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Principal Investigator: Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
OT Investigators: Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS
Funding Source: 
542448 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Psychosocial Research (PSR) Grants
Project Period: 10/31/18-10/30/20
Total Award: $199,941


M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

 Title: Better Living After Stroke through Technology (BLAST)

Principal Investigators: DerShung Yang, PhD, and Timothy Wolf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
OT Investigator: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA 
Funding Source: NIH/NINR Grant# 5R44 NR016183-03
Project Period: 3/16-7/19
Total Award: $1,591,488

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: Multicenter Career Development Program for Physical and Occupational Therapy
Parent Grant Principal Investigator: Michael J. Mueller, PhD
Program Director/Executive Committee/Mentor: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA , Program in Occupational Therapy
Funding Source: K12HD055931 NIH/NICHD Multicenter Career Development Program For Physical and Occupational Therapy Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training (CORRT) Program
Project Period: 9/1/16-8/31/22

Title: ENGAGE: Promoting Participation and Health for People with Stroke-Related Disability and Low Income
Principal Investigator: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Program in Occupational Therapy
Co-Investigator: Vetta L. Thompson, PhD, MA, Professor of Social Work and Public Health
Funding Source: CTSA SPIRiT (Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation)
Project Period: 4/1/19-3/31/20
Total Award: $25,000

Title: ENGAGE: Promoting Participation and Health for People with Stroke-Related Disability and Low Income
Lead PI: Elizabeth R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L (University of Pittsburgh)
PI: M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L (Washington University)
Funding Source: CTSA SPIRiT (Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation) Consortium Pilot Grant Program, funded in part by WU Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences.
Project Period: 4/1/19-3/31/20
Total Project Award: $50,000


Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Title: Sankofa Culture and Art Wellness Village Senior Summer Camp
Principal Investigator: Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source: Pitch Partners2 from WU IPH and the WU ICTS through the CTSA Program of the NCATS at the NIH, via grant number UL1 TR000448
Project Period: 7/1/19-01/31/2020
Total Award: $10,000


Chih-Hung Chang, PhD

Title: IMPACT-Instrument to Measure Pain and Assess Correlation to Treatment
Principal Investigator: Tony Ma, President, Benten Technologies, Inc.
OT Investigator: Chih-Hung Chang, PhD
Funding Source: NIH/NIDA (SBIR) R43DA046974
Project Period: 9/30/19-8/31/20
Total Award: $338,947
Project Goals: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I project proposes the development of a prototype mobile device, to help clinicians record reliable biomarkers and surrogate markers of pain and opioid efficacy.


Erin Foster, PhD, OTD, OTR/L

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

Title: Strategy-based cognitive intervention for Parkinson disease: A pilot randomized
controlled trial
Principal Investigator: Erin Foster, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Funding Source: NIH/NIA R21AG063974
Project Period: 8/15/19-4/30/21
Total Award: $439,552

Kelly Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP

Title: Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Academic Supports in Pediatric Asthma
OT Investigator: Kelly Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, Clinical Research Scholar
Principal Investigator: Victoria Frasier, MD (WU)
Funding Source: NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) WU Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) KL2TR002346 Career Development Award
Project Period: 03/01/2020-02/28/2022
Total Award: $200,000
Project Goals: Through a research-school partnership, the aims of this KL2 proposal seek to: 1) assess the reach and effectiveness of medicaland academic supports for youth with asthma in partner school districts using existing data, and 2) conduct a formative assessment to identify barriers and facilitators, existing processes, and implementation strategies influencing the implementation of these supports in partner school districts.

Title: A Research - School Partnership to Assess Barriers and Facilitators of School- Based Chronic Disease Management
OT Investigator: Kelly Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP
Principal Investigator: Betty Pace, MD (Augusta University)
Funding Source: NIH/NHLBI 2R25HL106365-10 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged (Pride) in Health-Related Research, Functional & Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders, Small Research Project
Project Period: 11/15/19-11/14/20
Total Award: $13,880
Project Goals: The overall objective of this project is to conduct a formative assessment to determine barriers and facilitators to coordinated chronic disease management (CCDM) to inform the development of an intervention to provide medical and academic supports for youth with chronic diseases in K-12 schools, our long term goal. Aim 1: Establish a collaborative interdisciplinary stakeholder team and establish a framework to conduct a formative assessment of barriers and facilitators to coordinated chronic disease management (CCDM) in K-12 schools.

 

Allison King, MD, PhD

Title: Heartland/Southwest Sickle Cell Disease Network
Principal Investigator:
Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: 6U1EMC27865 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: 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: 2/1/16-1/31/20
Total Direct Cost Award: $90,133

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: 5U01HL133994 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)

Title: Engaging Parents of Children with Sickle Cell Anemia and their Providers in Shared-Decision Making for Hydroxyurea
Principal Investigator: Lori Crosby, PsyD (Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH)
OT Investigator: Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: CDR-1609-36055 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Project Period: 12/1/17-11/30/20

Title: Implementation of evidence based care for the acute treatment of sickle cell disease pain
Principal Investigator: David Brousseau, MD & Julie A. Panepinto, MD at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
OT Investigator:
Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source
: 1U01HL143477 NIH/NHLBI
Project Period: 9/1/18-8/31/20
Total Award: $1,085,867

Title: A Phase II Study of Cytokine Induced Memory-like (CIML) Natural Killer (NK) Cell Adoptive Therapy after Haploidentical Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Principal Investigator: Peter Westervelt, MD, PhD
OT Investigator: Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: 1UG1HL138669 NIH
Project Period: 7/27/17-6/30/24
Total Current Year Award: $170,474

Title: Impact of Hearing Impairment on Cognitive Function and Quality of Life in Pediatric Cancer Survivors
Principal Investigator: Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: Children’s Discovery Institute (CDI)
Project Period: 2/1/19-1/31/22
Total Award: $450,000

Title: (SCANS) Sickle Cell Anemia Neurodevelopmental Screening - Mentoring and Research in Patient Oriented Research
Principal Investigator: Allison King, MD, PhD
Funding Source: NIH/NHLBI K24HL148305
Project Period: 9/20/19-7/31/24
Total Award: $561,321
Project Goals: The specific aims of this proposal are to: 1) determine the barriers and facilitators of surveillance and screening of early childhood development of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) age 0-3 years, and 2) identify specific implementation strategies to address the barriers and facilitators to early childhood development screening. The results will inform the appropriate intervention to improve developmental screening in children with SCD.


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: 4/30/17-4/29/20
Total Award: $199,844

CORRT Scholarly Project Title: Feasibility of a community-based exercise intervention for persons with spinal cord injury
CORRT Scholar Award Recipient: Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Parent Grant, Principal Investigator: Michael J. Mueller, PhD
Funding Source: 5K12HD055931-12 NIH/NICHD Multicenter Career Development Program For Physical and Occupational Therapy Comprehensive Opportunities in Rehabilitation Research Training (CORRT) Program
Project Period: 09/1/18-08/31/20
Total Scholar Award: $270,000

Title: Wheelchair propulsion training for manual wheelchair users with SCI
Principal Investigator: Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Funding Source: 546808 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS)
Project Period: 7/31/18-7/30/20
Total Award: $300,000

Title: Application of the WMS for Advanced Physical Training and Endurance Testing of Manual Wheelchair Users
Principal Investigator: Joseph Klaesner, PhD
OT Investigator: Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Funding Source: 18-02 Curators of the University of Missouri, Spinal Cord Injuries Research Program
Project Period: 7/1/18-12/31/19
Total Award: $250,000


Benjamin Philip, PhD

Title: Quantitative Handwriting Assessment Tool for Healthy and Impaired Children
Principal Investigator: Victoria G. Swamidass, CEO, at NewVentureIQ, LLC
OT Investigator:
Benjamin Philip, PhD
Funding Source: 
1R41HD097833-01 NIH/NICHD, STTR Phase I 
Project Period: 9/26/18-8/31/19
Total Award: $240,711

Title: Effects of Motor Imagery on Functional Recovery After Nerve Injury
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Philip, PhD
Funding Source:
American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR): Clinical Research Network
Project Period:
01/01/2020-01/01/2022
Total Award:
$5,000
Project Goals:
The goal of this project is to test whether motor imagery (imagined movement) can improve functional recovery of the hand following peripheral nerve injury (PNI) in the upper limb. The specific aim of this proposal is to determine whether motor imagery can improve recovery of hand function after PNI.


Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L

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: 12/1/15-11/30/19
Total Award: $502,503

Title: The Baby Bridge Program: Easing the Transition from NICU to Home
Principal Investigator: Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L
Funding Source: 2018-01-PG WU IPH Center for Dissemination & Implementation (CDI)
Project Period: 8/1/18-7/31/19
Total Award: $29,904


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: Removing Home Hazards for Older Adults Living in Affordable Housing
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source: US HUD MOHHU0040-17
Project Period: 12/17-11/20
Total Award: $665,000

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: 7/1/17-6/30/20
Total Award: $299,834 

Title: COMPASS: A Novel Transition Program to Reduce Disability After Stroke
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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

Title: Building Capacity to Improve Community Participation for People Aging with Long-Term Disability Through Evidence-Based Strategies
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
OT Investigators: Kerri Morgan, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, and Jessica Dashner, OTD, OTR/L
Funding Source: US DHHS NIDILRR 90DPCP0001
Project Period: 9/30/17-9/29/22
Total Award: $2,482,013

Title: FALLS: A Marker of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
Principal Investigator: Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Funding Source: 1R01AG057680-01A1 NIH/NIA
Project Period: 8/15/18-4/30/23
Total Scholar Award: $3,265,444


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: Measuring Activities of Daily Living in Stroke Patients with Motion Artificial Intelligence
Principal Investigator: Victoria G. Swamidass, CEO, PlatformSTL
OT Investigator: Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
Funding Source: 90BISA0015 NIDILRR SBIR Phase I
Project Period: 9/30/18-9/30/19
Total Award: $99,995

Title: Recovery Dynamics of Depression, Social support, and Functional Status in Stroke Survivors after Inpatient Rehabilitation-Longitudinal Evidence from the Stroke Recovery in Underserved Populations Study
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, Center for Large Data Research (CLDR) at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
OT Investigator: Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
Funding Source: P2CHD065702 NIH/NICHD, NINDS, NIBIB
Project Period: 7/1/18-6/30/20
Total WU Award: $18,000

Title: Patient Engagement Intervention in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Principal Investigator: 
Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
OT
Investigators: Peggy Barco, OTD, BSW, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS
Funding Source: 
542448 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation’s Psychosocial Research (PSR) Grants
Project Period: 10/31/18-10/30/20
Total Award: $199,941

Title: Mobile Rehabilitation for Daily Life Participation Post-Stroke
Principal Investigator: Alex Wong, PhD, DPhil, BSOT
Funding Source: US NIH/NICHD K01HD095388
Project Period: 09/01/19-06/30/24
Total Award: $647,390

 

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