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HIP-ACTSI Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation Recipients

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) in partnership with the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI),and Georgia State University (GSU), and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fifth round of research seed grants in Healthcare Innovation.

The Healthcare Innovation Seed Grant program funds multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary teams examining healthcare services and clinical effectiveness. The awards support innovative approaches that address issues of healthcare quality, costs, and/or access.

A Pilot Feasibility Study of Parent Training for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Rural Georgia Via Telehealth
PI: Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Karen Bearss, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Courtney Crooks, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Felissa Goldstein, MD
Child Psychiatrist, Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Using Speech Analysis to Explore the Clinical Effectiveness of Stress and Depression Assessment in Adults with Aphasia
PI: Jacqueline Laures-Gore, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders Program, Georgia State University
Elliot More, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech
Scott Russell, MS, CC-SLP
Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Medicine & Rehab, Grady Memorial Hospital

D-Cycloserine & Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Delivered on an iPad: Increasing Access to Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder
PI: Page Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Georgia State University
Barbara Rothbaum, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Emory University
Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine
Josh Spitalnick, PhD, ABPP
Director of Clinical Services, Virtually Better

Letters of Intent for the next round of seed grant applications will be due May 1, 2014.  Please monitor the HIP and ACTSI web sites and newsletters for other funding opportunities.

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