Fostering research in a collaborative environment

PT Students working with VROne of the top research universities in the state, the VCU College of Health Professions cultivates transformational research and innovation through collaborative partnerships, the university and with external stakeholders. Our efforts promote teaching and community engagement that impact health care delivery and health outcomes across Virginia and beyond.

Fiscal year 2023 to date, January 6, 2023: 28 funded proposals, 23 principal investigators, $4,800,923 in total award dollars
Principal Investigator Department Project Title Originating Sponsor Proposed period of performance Total amount of requested funding
Adam Atherly Health Administration Evaluating how global payment combined with community health teams impacts system alignment, health, access to care, and health equity in Vermont Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 11/01/22 - 7/31/23 $143,614
Benjamin Darter Physical Therapy Exploring the impact of microprocessor-controlled knees on prosthesis awareness and overall health Department of Defense 07/01/22 - 06/30/25 $1,971,886
Yonella Demars Radiation Sciences Pathways for Authentic Teaching of Health Sciences (PATHS) Subproject with School of Education /  National Institutes of Health 07/01/22 - 06/30/27 $42,637
Angela Duncan Patient Counseling Pathways for Authentic Teaching of Health Sciences (PATHS) Subproject with School of Education /  National Institutes of Health 07/01/22 - 06/30/27 $93,117
Tracey Gendron Gerontology Development of a Trauma-informed Care: Resilience and Well-Being Toolkit for Nursing Facilities Virginia Department for Medical Assistance 10/29/21 - 06/30/24 $552,591
Denise Hall Rehabilitation Counseling DBHDS Peer Recovery Project 2021-2022 Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 10/25/21 - 01/31/23 $112,722
Carolyn Hawley Rehabilitation Counseling Virginia Partnership for Gaming & Gambling Services Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services 03/03/22 - 03/02/23 $285,678
Courtney Holmes Rehabilitation Counseling Project ECHO Hub #2 2022-23 Subproject with Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies /  Virginia Department of Health 03/23/18 - 09/14/23 $20,693
Jiale Gary Hu Nurse Anesthesia Creating an Open Education Resource regarding Crisis Resource Management for Nurse Anesthesia Students and Medical Students Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) 07/01/21 - 06/30/24 $22,500
Jiale Gary Hu Nurse Anesthesia Contextual factors influencing implementation of interprofessional collaborative family-centered care for neonates during intensive care: A mixed methods study Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions 09/01/21 - 12/31/22 $25,000
Jiale Gary Hu Nurse Anesthesia The implementation of anesthesia crisis resource management principles in clinical practice: A mixed methods study Old Dominion University 05/01/21 - 12/31/22 $26,820
Jiale Gary Hu Nurse Anesthesia A mixed methods study to investigate nurse anesthetists? and anesthesiologists? implementation of crisis resource management FULD (Helen) Health Fund 05/01/21 04/30/23 $5,000
Jennifer Inker Gerontology Development of an Age-Inclusive Toolkit for Senior Living Retirement Research Foundation 07/01/20 - 03/30/23 $131,400
Saleema Karim Health Administration Telehealth Focused Rural Research Center Cooperative Agreement Sub w/ Univ of Arkansas - Health Resources and Services Administration/ DHHS 09/01/21 - 08/31/23 $46,409
Carole Ivey Occupational Therapy ITIP: Interdisciplinary Training for Inclusive Practices Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services/Department of Education 10/1/17 - 09/30/22 $1,074,146
Melissa Jamerson Medical Laboratory Sciences Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis Research on Naegleria fowleri Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness 05/03/21 - 05/01/23 $17,000
Sarah Marrs Center on Aging SOHECO Analysis Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitation 09/30/22 - 03/31/23 $18,179
Sarah Marrs Center on Aging HEAR: Helping Elders Access Resources Administration for Community Living (ACL) 09/01/22 - 08/31/24 $1,310,978
Laura McClelland Health Administration IPA- Central Virginia VA health Care System (CVHCS) McGuire VA Medical McGuire VA Medical Center 11/01/23 - 12/31/24 $43,867
Jessica Mittler Health Administration IGA-407 Appendix N Commonwealth Coordinated care Plus (CCC+) Subproject with Health Behavior and Policy - VA Department of Medical Assistance 01/08/18 - 06/30/23 $51,820
Rebecca Molinini Physical Therapy Exploring Emotional Availability During Parent-Child Interaction in Children with Developmental Delays National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 08/01/21 - 07/31/34 $215,736
Rebecca Molinini Physical Therapy The Impact of Emotional Availability on the Efficacy of Physical Therapy Intervention Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy 11/01/20 - 12/30/22 $9,077
Teresa Nadder Medical Laboratory Sciences Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation 2022 Scholarship Grant Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation 07/01/22 - 06/30/23 $106,000
Courtney O'Hara Rehabilitation Counseling Virginia Services, Training, Officers, Prosecution (VSTOP) Virginia Department of Criminal Justice 01/01/22 - 12/31/22 $82,263
Peter Pidcoe Physical Therapy Design automation for scaled manufacturing of advanced custom orthopedic braces University of Virginia 11/01/21 - 06/30/23 $100,000
Christine Reid Rehabilitation Counseling Rehabilitation Counseling Long-Term Training through Distance Learning or On-Campus Options, Including Telerehabilitation Expertise Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services/Department of Education 10/01/20 - 09/30/25 $600,000
Christine Reid Rehabilitation Counseling Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Long-Term Training Department of Education 10/01/19 - 09/30/24 $800,000
Daniel Riddle Physical Therapy Social Determinants and Timeliness of Total Knee Replacement: A National Perspective Northwestern University / National Institutes of Health 03/19/21 - 01/31/23 $28,792
Daniel Riddle Physical Therapy Duke Pain Early - phase Research Clinical Center (PERC) Pfizer Inc., U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group 05/26/22 - 05/25/23 $149,347
Daniel Riddle Physical Therapy Reconciling Good and Poor Outcome Findings from Appropriateness Classifications and Latent Growth Curves of Knee Arthroplasty Pain and Function: Determining the Best of Both Worlds Northwestern University / national Institutes of Health 03/19/21 - 01/31/23 $28,792
Daniel Riddle Physical Therapy The SCEPTER Trail - IPA Department of Veterans Affairs 03/19/21 - 09/30/23 $123,569
Paula Song Health Administration NC Medicaid 1115 Waiver Evaluation Implementation year 2 continuation award University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / NC Department of Health and Human Services 07/01/21 - 06/30/23 $212,677
Christina Spence Physical Therapy SPEEDI: Efficacy of Motor and Cognitive Intervention for Infants Born Very Preterm National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 8/1/2020 - 7/31/2023 $667,482
James Thomas Physical Therapy Virtual Immersive Gaming to Optimize Recovery in Low Back Pain National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 11/01/18 - 11/30/23 $1,832,036
Christopher Wagner Rehabilitation Counseling Long-Term Training - Mental Illness Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services/Department of Education 10/01/19 - 09/30/24 $600,000
Brenda Wands Nurse Anesthesia Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 07/01/20 - 06/30/23 $238,972
Bert Leland Waters Center on Aging  Virginia Long Term Care Facility Network Sub with Geriatrics / Virginia Department of Health 07/01/22 - 06/31/24 $333,023
Bert Leland Waters Center on Aging sub/ with Geriatrics Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 01/01/19 - 06/30/24 $3,534,521
E. Ayn Welleford Gerontology Statewide Gerontology, Individual Service and other Adult provider trainings LIC-22-007 Mod 2 Virginia Department of Social Services 09/09/21 - 06/30/23 $406,844
E. Ayn Welleford Gerontology Statewide Gerontology, Individual Service and other Adult provider trainings LIC-22-111 Mod 1 Virginia Department of Social Services 05/16/22 - 06/2023 $249,992
Kelsey White Patient Counseling Spiritual Care & Community Wellness Rush University 07/01/22 - 02/28/23 $30,000
Faika Zanjani Gerontology VCU Richmond Brain Health Collaborative Administration for Community Living/DHHS 09/01/22 - 08/31/23 $1,191,219