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HIP-ACTSI-GSU Seed Grants in Healthcare Innovation Recipients

The Emory-Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) in partnership with the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), Georgia State University (GSU), and Winship Cancer Institute (Winship) is pleased to announce the recipients of the ninth 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.

High Intensity Interval Training in Heart Failure: The Gold Standard of Future Patient Care.

PI:  Gerald Zavorsky, PhD, MA
Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Therapy, Georgia State University

Niels Engberding, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine; Co-Director, Noninvasive Cardiology Laboratories, Grady Memorial Hospital

ReliefLink: A Preventative Mobile Toolkit for Follow-Up Behavioral Health Care

PI:  Nadine Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
Chief Psychologist, Emory University Department of Psychiatry, Grady Health System; Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Psychology, and Rollins School of Public Health

Co-PI: Courtney Crooks, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Human Systems Engineering Branch, Georgia Tech Research Institute; United States Navy Reserves, Lieutenant Commander, Medical Service Corps, Aerospace Experimental Psychologist, HIS Subspecialty

Sarah Dunn, PhD, ABPP
Nia Project Clinical Director, Grady Outpatient Clinic, Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Psychologist, Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine Medical Emergency Department (ECC) at Grady Memorial Hospital

Brooks Moore, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine; Attending Physician, EUH, EUHM, and Grady Memorial Hospital; Assistant Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital

Effectiveness of Functional Strength Training in Virtual Reality Games for Improving Arm Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy – A Pilot Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) Design
PI:  Yuping Chen, ScD, PT
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Georgia State University

Ayanna Howard, PhD, MS
Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chaired Professor in Bioengineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Barbara Weissman, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology, Emory University; Attending Physician, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, Children’s Hospital at Emory

Jamika Hallman-Cooper, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology; Program Director, Pediatric Neurology Training Program, Emory University School of Medicine

Rulyan Luo, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

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