Pilot Grants Awarded

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.