Research Projects and Funding

Xiangming Ji, PhD, “Metabolic Reprogramming in Patients with COPD”

Assistant Professor

Funding Agency: Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc. Project Period: 06/01/2017 – 06/30/2018

COPD is the third leading cause deaths in the US. Patients with advanced COPD often suffer from sputum production, shortness of breath and a productive cough. To significantly reduce the deaths from this disease, more accurate and reliable strategies are… more »

Regena Spratling, Ph.D., “Parents’ Symptom Management for Their Children Who Require Medical Technology”

PI: Regena Spratling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Project Title: Parents’ Symptom Management for Their Children Who Require Medical Technology

Agency:  NAPNAP Foundation

Project Period:  09/01/2016 thru 08/31/2018

Children who require medical technology are a small group within the larger population of children with special health care needs. They have frequent ED visits and hospitalizations resulting from… more »

Joan Cranford, Ph.D., “Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program”

PI:  Joan Cranford, Ph.D., Assistant Dean Academic

Project Title:  Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

Agency:  Emory University/National Institutes of Health

Project Period:  05/01/2016 – 04/30/2018

Award No:  T691860

 

Statement of Work

 

This project involves coordinating the activities listed below and acting as a liaison between Emory University and Georgia State University Associate Degree… more »

Arzu Ari, “Impact of Filtered HME on Aerosol Deposition and Particle Size in Simulated Mechanically Ventilated Adult Lung Model”

Arzu Ari, Associate Professor

ARC Medical, Inc.

Project Period:  12/08/2016 – 12/07/2017

IMPACT OF FILTERED HME ON AEROSOL DEPOSITION AND PARTICLE SIZE

IN SIMULATED MECHANICALLY VENTILATED ADULT LUNG MODEL

It is important to provide heat and humidity to the airway of ventilator dependent patients in order to maintain airway integrity when the upper airway is… more »

Joan Cranford, Interdisciplinary Clinical Assessment Rounding and Evaluation (I-CARE) Project, Grady Health System

PI: Joan Cranford

Title: Interdisciplinary Clinical Assessment Rounding and Evaluation (I-CARE) Project

Agency: Grady Health System

Project Period: 07/01/2015 – 06/30/2018

 

The state of Georgia and the current health care system continue to strategize on the best way to provide optimal and equitable care to all citizens. The answer resides in the ability to… more »

Jessica Todd, Clinical Instructor, “Westside Wellness” Funded by The Family Health Centers of GA, Inc.

Jessica Todd, Clinical Instructor

Project Title: Westside Wellness

Project Period: 08/01/2016 – 07/01/2017

Funding Agency: The Family Health Centers of GA, Inc.

 

Statement of Work

The Coordinated Program (CP) at Georgia State University (GSU) in the Department of Nutrition has an urban health emphasis and a number of community partners who service at-risk populations.… more »

Huanbiao Mo, Modulate Mevalonate Pathway for Alzheimer’s Disease, Funded by: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

PI: Huanbiao Mo

Agency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Project Period: 12/15/2015 – 06/30/2018

 

Modulate Mevalonate Pathway for Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a tremendous socioeconomic burden. There is currently a lack of effective therapies for AD. We plan to test dietary phytochemicals for the prevention of AD based on… more »

Bradley Farrell, PhD., Assistant Professor, Development of Novel Muscle Actuated Prostheses Funded by Subcontract – Georgia Institute of Technology / National Institutes of Health

Bradley Farrell, PhD., Assistant Professor

Title: Development of Novel Muscle Actuated Prostheses

Project Period: 06/11/2015 – 03/31/2018

Agency: Subcontract – Georgia Institute of Technology / National Institutes of Health

Award No: RF831-G1

 

There are currently more than 1.7 million persons living in the United States with an amputation (not including finger amputations), a large… more »

Gerald Zavorsky, PhD Associate Professor, Prediction Equation for Pulmonary Diffusion Capacity for Nitric Oxide in African-Americans, Funded by American Respiratory Care Foundation

Gerald Zavorsky, PhD Associate Professor

Title: Prediction Equation for Pulmonary Diffusion Capacity for Nitric Oxide in African-Americans

Agency: American Respiratory Care Foundation

Project Period: 07/01/2016 – 07/01/2018

 

Introduction: The pulmonary diffusing capacity test is an important diagnostic tool used by many pulmonary function labs across the world to help identify the presence and absence… more »