3 Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern faculty awarded the 2017 Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program Grant

Congratulations to Tania Konry,  Danielle Levac, and Alisa Lincoln for being recipients of the 2017 Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program Grant. The Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program provides awardees with critical planning and preliminary study support for projects representing all phases of the translational science spectrum

Tuft’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) mission,  is to identify, stimulate, and expedite innovative clinical and translational research, with the goal of improving the public’s health. Tufts CTSI was established in 2008 with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They  are one of more than 60 institutions comprising the national CTSA Consortium, led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of NIH.

PI: Tania Konry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Science
Co-PI: Andrew Evens, DO, MSc, Director of Tufts Cancer Center, Tufts Medical Center
TITLE: Determining antibody treatment sensitivity in B cell lymphoma by novel microfluidics-based NK cell immunogenicity platforms
Grant Type: Methods Development; Multi-site; T1

PI: Danielle Levac, PhD, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences
Co-PI: Nathan Ward, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Tufts University
TITLE: Influence of virtual environment complexity on motor learning in children with cerebral palsy: Implications for virtual reality use in rehabilitation
Grant Type: Signature Program (Comparative Effectiveness Research); Multi-site; T2

PI: Alisa Lincoln, PhD, MPH, BA/BS, Professor, Health Sciences and Sociology
TITLE: Literacy Education for Improving Engagement In Treatment and Community Inclusion for People with Serious Mental Illness
Grant Type: Signature Program (Stakeholder and Community Engagement)/ Integrating Special Populations; Single-site; T2-T3

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