COH Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Committee announces recipients of funding

by Michelle Saport  |   

David Driscoll, associate dean of research for the College of Health, and members of the College of Health Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Committee, have selected the first successful applications for internal funding to support interdisciplinary research.

The first application is entitled "Interdisciplinary Research Study on Substance Use/Abuse and SBIRT Implementation in Alaska" and is led by co-principal investigators: Marianne Murray, M.S.N., R.N., assistant professor in the School of Nursing; and Denise Kolojejchick-Coslett, M.S., PA-C, affiliate faculty at UAA, the University of Washington and in the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program.

The second application is entitled "Evaluation of a Health Promotion Program for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A Partnership of Special Olympics Alaska, UAA Center for Human Development, UAA School of Nursing, UAA Department of Health Sciences" and is led by principal investigator Karen Ward, Ph.D., Center for Human Development, with Virginia Miller, Ph.D., Department of Health Sciences; Curtis Smith, Ph.D., Center for Human Development; Catherine Sullivan, R.N., M.S.N., CPNP, School of Nursing Community Health Program; and Karen Heath, M.S., Center for Human Development.

Both project teams will present their study design, implementation and initial outcomes at a college-wide event in May 2014, submit their study findings for publication by December 2014 and submit a proposal for external funding by May 2015.

Please join us in congratulating these teams, and wishing them the best of luck in the future.

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