Grants Submitted

2017-2018

Listed alphabetically by PI

Distinguishing normal from pathological aging: Using eye movement measures to investigate age-related changes in memory
PI: Driscoll, I
Sponsor: NIH
Requested Amount: $275,000

Transition Step Mechanics, How Influential Are Age and Fall Risk?
PI: Gerstle, E. (PhD candidate)
Mentor: Cobb, S.
Sponsor: International Society of Biomechanics
Requested Amount: $2,000 – FUNDED

The Relationship of the Strong Woman Schema, Caregiver Role Strain, Stress and Self-Regulation to Chronic Disease Self-Management in African American Older Women
PI: Ellis, J.
Sponsor: UWM Office of Research/Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS)
Requested Amount: $23,662

YCare: Self-management, Self-efficacy and Skill building Intervention for Young Caregivers
PI: Kavanaugh, M.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Requested Amount: $1,585,434

Alzheimer’s care management in minority groups: Identifying warning signs and crisis points in transitions from informal to formal care management in African American and Latino populations
PI: Kavanaugh, M.
Sponsor: National Institute of Health
Requested Amount: $279, 628

YCare South Africa: Building Community based MND Caregiver Interventions in South Africa
PI: Kavanaugh, M.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Requested Amount: $360,630

In-depth Examination of Opioid Deaths in Milwaukee County
PI: Kavanaugh, M.
Sponsor: Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Amount: $149,464 – FUNDED

Development of Youth Guides and Supportive Web-based Materials
PI: Kavanaugh, M.
Sponsor: ALS Association
Amount: $28,075 – FUNDED

Neural mechanisms contributing to falls in older adults
PI: Keenan, K.
Sponsor: UWM Office of Research/Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS)
Amount: $15,000 – FUNDED

Early Stage Dementia, Older Adults, Living Alone, Activity Engagement
PI: Lee, Y.
Sponsor: UWM Office of Research/Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS)
Requested Amount: $14,973

To See a World through Their Eyes: Barriers to Activity Engagement among Older Adults Living Alone with Early Stage Dementia
PI: Lee, Y.
Sponsor: UWM Office of Research (Research and Creative Activities Support)
Requested Amount: $14,973

Life Course Influenza Exposure and Immunosenescence in Older Adults
PI: Meier, H.C.S.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Requested Amount: $451,375

Lifecourse influenza & immune function (Shaw Scientist Proposal)
PI: Meier, H.
Sponsor: Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Requested Amount: $400,000

Socioeconomic Disadvantage, Adverse Birth Outcomes and Fetal Programming of Inflammation
PI: Simanek, A.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (Resubmission)
Requested Amount: $444,382

Maternal Socioeconomic Disadvantage During Pregnancy and Fetal Programming of Inflammation
PI: Simanek, A.
Sponsor: Russell Sage Foundation
Requested Amount: $149,414

Update and Novel Validation of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ)
PI: Strath, S.
Sponsor: University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Resubmission)
Requested Amount: $156,979

Optimizing activity monitor data collection and processing methods through a comprehensive naturalistic validation
PI: Strath, S.
Sponsor: NIH/via California Polytechnic
Requested Amount: $1,291,204

Illness perceptions in congestive heart failure
PI: Swartz, A.
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin
Amount: $4,285 – FUNDED

Illness perceptions in congestive heart failure
PI: Swartz, A.
Sponsor: MCW
Requested Amount: $4,258 – FUNDED

Food Processing as a Public Health Strategy: Supporting Food Product Innovation to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
PI: Walker, R.
Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
Requested Amount: $28,554

Examining the Effects of Model-free Learning Techniques on Sensorimotor Learning Deficits in Stroke Patients with Apraxia
PI: Wang, J.
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical & Translational Science Institute
Requested Amount: $37,486

Understanding Sensorimotor learning Deficits in Ideomotor Limb Apraxia
PI: Wang, J.
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin, Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Requested Amount: $36,548

Applying current motor learning theories to improve upper limb motor function in stroke patients with apraxia
PI: Wang, J.
Sponsor: American Heart Association
Requested Amount: $187, 260

2016-2017
The Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Walking Function Post Stroke
PI: Cho, C.
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Ischemic Pre-conditioning Improves Leg Function Post Stroke
PI: Cho, C.
Sponsor: Marquette

 

Ischemic pre-conditioning improves leg function post stroke
Co-I: Cho, C.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health Resubmission

 

The effects of ischemic pre-conditioning on walking function post stroke
Co-I: Cho, C.
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin

 

Distinguishing normal from pathological aging: Investigating memory and underlying structural integrity
PI: Driscoll, I
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Stress effects on older African American women who provide support to ex-prisoner family members
PI: Ellis, J.
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Building Bridges for Peace – Milwaukee
PI: Harley, A.
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

ALS Feasibility Study
PI: Kavanaugh, M.
Sponsor: ALS Association

 

Prediction and prevention of falls in older adults
PI: Keenan, K.
Sponsor: Judd Leighton Foundation

 

Neural mechanisms contributing to falls in older adults
PI: Keenan, K.
Sponsor: UWM Research & Creative Activities Support
FUNDED

 

Nighttime Agitation and Restless Legs Syndrome in Persons with Dementia
PI: Kovach, C.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

 

Intervention to reduce sedentary behavior at work
Site PI: Strath, S.
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin

 

Intervention to reduce sedentary behavior at work
Site PI: Strath, S.
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Lessons from healthy obese: Longitudinal studies, weight loss, and animal models
Site PI: Strath, S.
Sponsor: American Heart Association

 

Lessons from healthy obese: Longitudinal studies, weight loss, and animal models
Site PI: Strath, S.
Sponsor: Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Update and Novel Validation of the Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ)
PI: Strath, S.
Sponsor: University of Massachusetts – Amherst

 

The integration of standing desks in elementary schools to reduce daily sedentary behavior
PI: Swartz, A.
Sponsor: Safco
2015-2016
Ischemic pre-conditioning improves leg function post stroke
Investigators: Cho, C. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Distinguishing normal from pathological aging: Using eye movement measures to investigate age-related changes in memory
Investigators: Driscoll, I. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Youth Chef Academy: Effectiveness of a cooking and nutrition literacy intervention for urban youth
Investigators: Harley, A. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Disparities in cancer caregiving: Recognizing youth caregivers in urban cancer care
Investigators: Kavanaugh, M. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM Research Growth Initiative
Informal and formal care in Alzheimer’s families: Mapping the role of Hispanic cultural values in crisis and transition points between care systems
Investigators: Kavanaugh, M. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Modulation of motor unit activity and manual dexterity in multiple sclerosis and older adults
Investigators: Keenan, K. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Efficacy study of individualized music listening to improve quality of life among persons with dementia
Investigators: Kwak, J. (PI).
Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation
Efficacy study of individualized music listening to improve quality of life among persons with dementia
Investigators: Kwak, J. (PI).
Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation Resubmission
Individualized Music Listening to Improve Dementia Quality of Life
Investigators: Kwak, J. (PI).
Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Association
LOI: Communication technologies in older adults’ relationships and quality of life
Investigators: Ruppel, E. (PI).
Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation
Connecting education and programming to pivotal workforce needs to serve an aging society
Investigators: Strath, S. (PI).
Sponsor: Bader Philanthropies
Center for Aging and Translational Research
Investigators: Strath, S. (PI).
Sponsor: Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Impact of reducing sedentary time in individuals with pacemakers
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-PI).
Sponsor: Medtronic ERP Net Industry Grant
Adaptive platform for personalized engagement
Investigators: Strath, S. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health, Vibrent Health
Interpersonal processes that influence physical activity and changes in physical activity among older adults
Investigators: Strath, S. (Site PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Calibrating free-living physical activity characteristics across functionally-limited populations using machine-learned accelerometer approaches
Investigators: Strath, S. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Pathways to health: Mapping the physiological response to physical activity
Investigators: Strath, S. (Site PI); Swartz, A. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Determining the usefulness of visuomotor adaptation tasks for assessing sensorimotor impairments in concussed children
Investigators: Wang, J. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM Research Growth Initiative
The effect of concussion on sensorimotor function in concussed children*
Investigators: Wang, J. (PI).
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
Effect of Concussion on Sensorimotor Function in Youth Athletes
Investigators: Wang, J. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
2014-2015
An innovative tool for assessment of gait dysfunction in clinical settings*
Investigators: Cobb, S. (Site-PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Biomechanical and movement-related factors of posttraumatic ankle osteoarthritis
Investigators: Cobb, S. (PI).
Sponsor: Arthritis Foundation
Biomechanical and behavioral factors of ankle osteoarthritis
Investigators: Cobb, S. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM CHS SEED Funding
Biomechanical and behavioral outcomes following ankle arthrodesis
Investigators: Cobb, S. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM RACAS Funding
Biomechanical and behavioral factors of chronic ankle instability in older adults
Investigators: Cobb, S. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM SPARC Funding
Preoperative onabotulinumtoxinA and postoperative outcome in posterier cervical decompression/fusion
Investigators: Keenan, K. (Site PI).
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
Modulation of motor unit activity and manual dexterity in older adults
Investigators: Keenan, K. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM CHS SEED Funding
Modulation of motor unit activity and manual dexterity in older adults
Investigators: Keenan, K. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM Research Growth Initiative
Evaluation of individualized music listening for dementia nursing home residents using accelerometers and MDS dataset*
Investigators: Kwak, J. and Brondino, M. (Co-PIs).
Sponsor: Bader Philanthropies
Evaluation of individualized music listening for dementia nursing home residents using accelerometers and MDS dataset*
Investigators: Kwak, J. and Brondino, M. (Co-PIs).
Sponsor: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Music and Memory*
Investigators: Kwak, J. and Brondino, M. (Co-PIs).
Sponsor: My Choice Family Care, Milwaukee, WI
Music and Memory*
Investigators: Kwak, J. and Brondino, M. (Co-PIs).
Sponsor: Claude Pepper Center at Florida State University
Program evaluation of the 100 Mile Club at St. William
Investigators: Steeves, J. (PI).
Sponsor: Wisconsin Partnership Program
Transitioning across the life course: Using objective measurements to quantify differences in posture transitions at both ends of the lifespan
Investigators: Steeves, J. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM CHS SEED Funding
Lost in transition: Using objective measures of physical activity to better understand transitions between physical behaviors in diverse populations
Investigators: Steeves, J. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM Research Growth Initiative
Racial and ethnic differences in social influence processes that affect physical activity in later life
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health Resubmission
Maintaining physical activity during (head and neck) cancer therapy
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health Resubmission
Self-Management Science Center*
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Center for Aging and Translational Research*
Investigators: Strath, S. (PI).
Sponsor: Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Decreasing sedentary time to promote successful aging
Investigators: Swartz, A. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health Resubmission
A comparison of two interventions to reduce sitting and improve physical function in older adults: A randomized-control trial
Investigators: Swartz, A. (PI).
Sponsor: Retirement Research Foundation
Comparative effectiveness of interventions to reduce sedentary behavior or increase physical activity on overall health and well-being of community dwelling older adults
Investigators: Swartz, A. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM Research Growth Initiative
Determining the effect of concussion on sensorimotor function in children
Investigators: Wang, J. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Comparing the usefulness of visuomotor adaptation tasks
Investigators: Wang, J. (PI).
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
2013-2014
Neural mechanism of neurological disorders and stroke*
Investigators: Keenan, K. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Effects of cognitive stress on motor unit behavior
Investigators: Keenan, K. (Co-I).
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
Preoperative onabotulinumtoxinA and postoperative outcome in posterior cervical decompression/fusion
Investigators: Keenan, K. (Co-I).
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
Modulation of motor unit activity and manual dexterity in older adults
Investigators: Keenan, K. (PI).
Sponsor: UWM Research Growth Initiative
Modulation of motor unit activity and manual dexterity
Investigators: Keenan, K. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Using artificial intelligence to enhance support for families of cancer patients
Investigators: Kwak, J. and Brondino, M. (Co-Is).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Evaluation of the Music and Memory Program among nursing home residents with dementia*
Investigators: Kwak, J. and Brondino, M. (Co-PIs)
Sponsor: State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Understanding dietary protein and nutrient needs for seniors*
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: U.S. Dairy Export Council
Accurate Measurement of Energy Expenditure in Children with Spina Bifida and Down syndrome
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: UWM Research Growth Initiative
Infrastructure support, Center for Aging and Translational Research*
Investigators: Strath, S. (PI).
Sponsor: Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Racial and ethnic differences in social influence processes that affect physical activity in later life
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Maintaining physical activity during (head and neck) cancer therapy
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Maintaining physical activity during (head and neck) cancer therapy
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Physical activity calibration in individuals with movement limitations*
Investigators: Strath, S., Hyngstrom, A., Keenan, K., Staudenmayer, J., and Swartz, A.
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
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The effect of moderate intensity physical activity on systemic and local microRNA expression in older adult humans: Effects on vascular aging*
Investigators: Strath, S. (Co-I).
Sponsor: Clinical & Translational Science Institite of Southeast Wisconsin
Decreasing sedentary time to promote successful aging
Investigators: Swartz, A. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
LOI: Combining visumotor adaptation and robot therapy for the rehabilitation of patients with hemispatial neglect complicated by hemiparesis.
Investigators: Wang, J. (PI).
Sponsor: American Heart Association
Determining the effect of concussion on sensorimotor function in adolescents
Investigators: Wang, J. (PI).
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health