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Provost Seed Grants Support Multidisciplinary Health Research Projects

August 20, 2015

George Mason is investing in multidisciplinary research that can improve health care, enhance clinical practice, and identify areas for further research. The first annual Provost Multidisciplinary Seed Grant Awards provide funding for 14 research efforts proposed by multidisciplinary teams across academic units.

Eight CHHS faculty have received funding as part of the Seed Grant Awards.

“The Provost Multidisciplinary Seed Grant Awards demonstrate the university’s dedication to these projects that utilize cross-college collaboration to help improve health care through research, a key goal of CHHS,” CHHS Dean Thomas Prohaska said. “Our faculty’s involvement in these projects demonstrates our commitment to producing research that can have a direct impact on health care.”

CHHS faculty are investigators on the following Seed Grant Awards:

  • Cara Frankenfield, Department of Global and Community Health – Project: What facets of socioeconomic inequality and neighborhood-level segregation are associated with consumer behavior, diet quality, and obesity? 
  • Andrew Guccione, Department of Rehabilitation Science – Project: Effects on intense task-specific training in patients with spinal cord injury – from physiology to function
  • Emily Ihara, Department of Social Work – Project: Assessing mobile health technologies for medication compliance and nutrition tracking for possible use by kidney transplant candidates
  • Emily Ihara, Department of Social Work – Project: Impacts of the 2011 MIPPA bundled payment system on ESRD care provision – a patient outcome comparison between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis and modalities
  • Kathryn Jacobsen, Department of Global and Community Health – Project: Health Narratives-A multidisciplinary approach to understanding health-related information generation and dissemination in social media
  • Kathryn Jacobsen, Department of Global and Community Health – Project: Vaccine preventable disease outbreaks and community level vaccination coverage
  • Holly Matto, Department of Social Work – Project: Use of technology to manage stimulus cues and reduce drug relapse: A STEAM-H (science, technology, engineering, arts & math-health) initiative
  • Kyeung M. Oh, School of Nursing – Project: Pilot testing a graphic text messaging intervention to encourage smoking cessation among first-generation Chinese and Korean immigrant men in the Metropolitan DC area
  • Margaret Slavin, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies – Project: The Mason Undergraduate Nutrition for Campus Health (MUNCH) research project
  • Tony Yang, Department of Health Administration and Policy – Project: Vaccine preventable disease outbreaks and community level vaccination coverage

Read the project proposals.

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