Pilot Grants Awarded

Round 2 Pilot Grants Awarded

  • Heather Burkin, University of Nevada, Reno
    Myometrial mTOR Regulation of Preterm Labor
  • Jiguo Chen, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    Clinical application of preferential amplification of pathogenic sequences method
  • Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, University of Wyoming
    Expanding the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) to Adolescents and Adults with Cerebral Palsy
  • Andrea Ferrante, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    Immunogenetic analysis of Autoimmune Hepatitis in Alaska Natives
  • Jane Grassley, Boise State University Building Young Women’s
    Health Literacy Skills through an Online Game to Promote Breastfeeding
  • Elizabeth Hodges Snyder, University of Alaska Anchorage
    More water in the home for basic hygiene needs: Addressing feasibility, acceptability, and optimization of rainwater capture for rural Alaska homes that do not have in-house piped water.
  • Merrill Landers, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    High-intensity exercise and fall prevention boot camp for Parkinsons disease
  • Ryan Mays, University of Montana
    Community-based walking exercise enhanced by orthoses to improve walking ability in patients with peripheral artery disease
  • Mary Miles, Montana State University
    Sugar-sweetened beverages decrease benefits of exercise in overweight adults
  • Jean Pfau, Idaho State University
    Correlating Autoantibody Profiles in Asbestos Lung Disease Phenotypes
  • John Scarbrough, New Mexico State University
    Screening and Brief Intervention for Diabetes and Hypertension in Medically Underserved Hispanic Males
  • Isabel Silvestre, University of Nevada, Reno
    Risk of CFS Due to Alleles of IgG Receptor Genes that Impair ADCC
  • Mingzhou Song, New Mexico State University
    Genome-wide nonparametric functional dependency studies across ethnic populations
  • Chantal Vella, University of Idaho
    Exercise and c-reactive protein in young, overweight and obese adults
  • Xiaomeng Xu, Idaho State University
    Understanding the role of self-expansion in physical activity

Round 1 Pilot Grants Awarded

  • Blakely Brown, University of Montana
    Developing and pilot testing parent education activities within a childhood obesity prevention after-school program.
  • Suzanne Christopher, Montana State University
    Understanding treatment adherence and health promoting behaviors of individuals with chronic disease on the Crow Reservation.
  • Luke Conway, University of Montana
    Using Cognitive Complexity Research to Increase Hardened Smokers’ Quit Attempts.
  • Kenneth Izuora, University of Nevada, Reno
    Impact of periodontal disease on outcomes in diabetes.
  • Yu Kuang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Combined Circulating Tumor DNA and Molecular Imaging to Monitor Therapeutic Response in Sarcoma.
  • Seth Walk, Montana State University
    Multicenter surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection in the United States: Examination of current testing guidelines.

Round 1A Pilot Grants Awarded

  • Brian P. Bothner, Montana State University
    Mass spectrometry-based analysis of clinical predictors for hemorrhagic shock.
  • Iain Buxton, University of Nevada, Reno
    Post-Translational S-nitrosation of Therapeutic Targets in Preterm Labor.
  • Robert Coker, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    Muscle Preservation during Weight Loss in Older, Obese Individuals.
  • Eric Dugan, Boise State University
    Temporal structure of variability in gait post stroke.
  • Mark Guiberson, University of Wyoming
    Telehealth Behavioral Phenotype Language Impairment Markers for Spanish-speakers.
  • Cheryl Jorcyk, Boise State University
    Association of serum OSM levels with metastatic breast cancer and therapeutic options.
  • David Lee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Walking biomechanics of persons with amputations wearing the Odyssey bionic ankle.
  • Colin McGill, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Devil’s Club: Therapeutic Potential for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Mary Nies, Idaho State University
    Spatial and Census Data to Evaluate Obese Persons and their Environment (SCOPE).
  • Samantha Ramsay, University of Idaho
    Effectiveness of Child Centered Nutrition Phrases to Improve Food Behaviors.
  • Kristynia Robinson, New Mexico State University
    Technology use to support behavior change in adults with chronic illness: A pilot.
  • Martin Schiller, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Combinatorial GWAS analysis of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Denise Wingett, Boise State University
    An NK cell subset and beta-adrenergic agonist dysregulation of T cell CD40L in asthma.
  • Wendy Woodall, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    ERH screening Meical/Dental Risk Factors and CVD, T2 Diabetes, and Sleep Disorders.