Pilot Grants Awarded

Round 4 Pilot Grants Awarded

  • Sandra Benavides-Vaello, Montana State University
    Determining Diabetes and Hypertension Healthcare Needs for Low-Income Hispanics
  • Jingchun Chen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    To Develop a Cellular Model of Microglia for Schizophrenia Research
  • Annette Crisanti, University of New Mexico Health Sciences
    Development of the Impact of Peer Support Worker Instrument (I-PSW-I)
  • Michelle D`Antoni, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Therapeutic Targeting of Chemokine Receptors to Probe Immunopathogenesis of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Clare Fitzpatrick, Boise State University
    Optimizing Surgical Treatment of Crouch Gait on a Patient-Specific Basis
  • Karen Heath, University of Alaska Anchorage
    A Multi-Level Community-Based Fitness Intervention for Adults with ID
  • John Holmes, Idaho State University
    Integrated Clinical Telepharmacist Delivered Chronic Disease Management in Rural Primary Care Clinics
  • Daniel Hudock, Idaho State University
    EEG time-course analysis of the sensorimotor mu rhythm during speech perception
  • Bryn Martin, University of Idaho
    MRI-based Biomarkers for Characterization of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Marian Melish, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Effect of Doxycycline on Developing Coronary Aneurysms in Kawasaki Disease
  • Cristina Murray-Krezan, University of New Mexico Health Sciences
  • Domen Novak, University of Wyoming
    Robust driver attention monitoring by combining driving behavior with physiological measurements
  • Phillip Post, New Mexico State University
    Aggie Play
  • Laurie Slovarp, University of Montana
    Development of the Montana Screening for Behavioral Cough Therapy
  • Jacqueline Snow, University of Nevada Reno
    How human food decisions are influenced by real objects versus image displays
  • Qing Wu, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    A pilot study to Develop Personalized Reference Values of Bone Mineral Density

Round 3 Pilot Grants Awarded

  • Mary Cloud Ammons, Montana State University
    Biochemical association between skin microbiome and metabolomic landscape
  • Rajal Cohen, University of Idaho
    Lighten up: Modifying postural state to reduce fall risk in older adults
  • Robert Coker III, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    Therapeutic nutrition for alcohol rehabilitation
  • Diana Doumas, Boise State University
    Efficacy of a web-based alcohol intervention for high school students
  • Craig McFarland, University of Montana
    Using memory and imagination to combat depression
  • Katherine Morris, University of New Mexico
    HSCG-CSF and G-CSFR as novel prognostic biomarkers in colorectal cancer
  • Sreejayan Nair, University of Wyoming
    Effect of Fenugreek Furostanolic Saponin on insulin sensitivity in obese subjects
  • Frances Nedjat-Haiem, New Mexico State University
    Improving advance care planning for older latinos with advanced cancers
  • Diane Ogiela, Idaho State University
    Electrophysiology of plural -s processing in specific language impairment
  • Bracher Posten, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation for Parkinson’s disease
  • Thomas Rau, University of Montana
    The development of a mulit-dimensional system of oculomotort evaluation for mTBI
  • Christopher Remien, University of Idaho
    Mathematical modeling of acetaminophen-induced liver injury to assess outcome
  • Ivo Sah Bandar, University of Hawaii
    Role of gut Macrophages and the microbiome in HIV-associated Immune Activation
  • Susan Tavernier, Idaho State University
    The patient voice in healthcare
  • Christopher von Bartheld, University of Nevada, Reno
    Analysis of Molecular links between strabismus and schizophrenia
  • Dong Xu, Idaho State University
    Predicting the risks of drug-induced serotonin syndrome in elderly patients

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 Medical/Dental Risk Factors and CVD, T2 Diabetes, and Sleep Disorders.