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Health and Physical Activity - Grants

Alliance of Randomized trials of Medicine vs. Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes: Armms-T2D

Dates: 2/20/2016 - 2/19/2017
Funding Amount: $51,012
Funder: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Investigator: John Jakicic

16/21 Action for Health in Diabetes Extension Study Research Project 05-127317

Dates: 2/1/2016 - 1/31/2017
Funding Amount: $853,861
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

2014-16 NWP SEED Teacher Leadership Development

The Teacher Leadership SEED Grant will strengthen the work of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project in three vital areas: 1) Continuing the 2014 and 2015 Summer Institute for Teachers; 2) Ensuring effective professional learning activities for existing and new fellows by offering a stipend to an existing teacher consultant to lead the coordination of continuity activities across two years; and 3) Supporting WPWP teacher consultants to develop and lead two, three-hour connected professional learning sessions on improving the teaching of writing for other teachers and informal educators in schools, out of school spaces, and the community across Pennsylvania.
Dates: 5/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $11,818
Funder: National Writing Project
Investigator: Gregory Gustin

2016-2017 NWP SEED Invitational Leadership Institute to Invest in Developing New Teacher-Leaders

Dates: 5/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
Funding Amount: $15,593
Funder: National Writing Project
Investigator: Gregory Gustin

2017-2018 NWP CRWP-SEED Professional Development in a High Need High School

Dates: 3/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Funding Amount: $21,148
Funder: National Writing Project
Investigator: Gregory Gustin

APOST Postcard Series "Allegheny Partnerships for Out-of-School Time Overview & Infographics" 05-711360

Development and the Consortium for Public Education during the 2014-2015 school year (Calendar year: October 2014 through July 2015). Over the term of this agreement, the focus will remain on identifying evidence documenting successful implementation and embedding of the MAPS framework and the eMAPS TM digital tool, developing tools and strategies to collect that evidence, and on collecting and analyzing data congruent with the identified evidence. Both organizations will work jointly with school districts to identify the benefits of participation and appropriate intervention outcomes, to refine implementation and embedding strategies and procedures within each district, and to provide guidance and support for data collection and analysis within each participating district.
Dates: 5/2/2016 - 6/1/2016
Funding Amount: $1,486
Funder:
Investigator: Julie Holesh

APOST Postcard Series "Allegheny Partnerships for Out-of-School Time Postcard Series" 05-711098

Development and the Consortium for Public Education during the 2014-2015 school year (Calendar year: October 2014 through July 2015). Over the term of this agreement, the focus will remain on identifying evidence documenting successful implementation and embedding of the MAPS framework and the eMAPS TM digital tool, developing tools and strategies to collect that evidence, and on collecting and analyzing data congruent with the identified evidence. Both organizations will work jointly with school districts to identify the benefits of participation and appropriate intervention outcomes, to refine implementation and embedding strategies and procedures within each district, and to provide guidance and support for data collection and analysis within each participating district.
Dates: 12/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $4,990
Funder:
Investigator: Julie Holesh

ARMMS-T2D: Alliance of Randomized trials of Medicine vs. Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes

Dates: 8/27/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $12,517
Funder: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Investigator: John Jakicic

Blended Collaborative Care for Heart Failure and Co-Morbid Depression

The Specific Aims of this Project are to: 1) evaluate the effectiveness of a telephone-delivered "blended" collaborative care intervention for treating HF and depression that could be adopted into routine clinical practice if proven effective; and 2) advance our understanding of the moderators and mediators of depression treatment on clinical outcomes. We will screen hospitalized patients with systolic HF for depression, and then randomize 625 who screen positive and have at least a moderatley elevated level of depressive symptoms at two-weeks following hospital discharge to either :1) collaborative care for treating both HDF and depression ("blended"); 2) collaborative care treating HF alone (enhanced usual care (eUC); or 3) their doctors' "usual care" (UC). Additionally, we will enroll 125 non-depressed HF patients to better evaluate the benefits derived from treating depression (total N=750).
Dates: 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2016
Funding Amount: $37,259
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Cross-study analysis of coordinated randomized clinical trials for weight management among young adults

Dates: 12/1/2015 - 11/30/2016
Funding Amount: $67,321
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Effects of Exercise and Weight Loss on Cardiovascular Health

Dates: 6/1/2015 - 5/31/2016
Funding Amount: $896,609
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Effects of Exercise and Weight Loss on Cardiovascular Health - NCE

Dates: 6/1/2016 - 5/31/2017
Funding Amount: $694,665
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Enhanced Behavioral Intervention to Improve Long-Term Weight Loss in Young Adults - NCE

This study will examine whether an enhanced weight loss intervention (EWLI) that includes technology components results in improved weight loss in young adults (18-34 years of age) compared to a standard behavioral weight loss study (SBWP) over a period of 24 months. This study will also examuine whether EWLI, compared to SBWP, results improved reductions in body fatness, improved reductions in body fat distribution, improved increases in fitness and physical activity, improved reductions in energy intake, or differences in behavioral/psychosocial measures.
Dates: 12/1/2015 - 11/30/2016
Funding Amount: $500,377
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Examining the Contribution of Physical Activity to Brain Health and Cognition in Older Adults NCE

Dates: 1/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
Funding Amount: $67,243
Funder: Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services
Investigator: John Jakicic

Facilitating HCV Treatment through Tailored Prenatal Care for HCV Infected, Substance Using Pregnant Women

Dates: 5/1/2015 - 3/31/2016
Funding Amount: $5,523
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: Stephanie M. McCoy

Facilitating HCV Treatment through Tailored Prenatal Care for HCV Infected, Substance Using Pregnant Women

Dates: 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2017
Funding Amount: $7,085
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: Stephanie M. McCoy

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center

This third renewal will continue and enhance the Center for Healthy Aging focusing on promoting healthy aging within communities and establishing a new core research program to improve mobility and preventive service use in older adults at risk for arthritis disability.
Dates: 9/30/2015 - 9/29/2016
Funding Amount: $111,995
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Investigator: John Jakicic

Impact of Cognitive Function on Weight Management Outcomes in Adolescents

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 8/31/2017
Funding Amount: $57,199
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Influence of Physical Activity and Weight Loss on Brain Plasticity

This application proposes to add a neuroimaging arm to an NIH funded 12-month diet and physical activity intervention. Obesity is currently at epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting over 1/3 of American adults. Impaired cognitive and brain function - manifested as mood disorders, impulseivity, and an increased risk for neurological pathology - are often unrecognized consequences of obesity.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $41,060
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Influence of Physical Activity and Weight Loss on Brain Plasticity

This application proposes to add a neuroimaging arm to an NIH funded 12-month diet and physical activity intervention. Obesity is currently at epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting over 1/3 of American adults. Impaired cognitive and brain function - manifested as mood disorders, impulseivity, and an increased risk for neurological pathology - are often unrecognized consequences of obesity.
Dates: 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
Funding Amount: $41,269
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: John Jakicic

Intentional Weight Reduction and Physical and Cognitive Function NCE

The University of Pittsburgh Look AHEAD site has been chosen to participate in this ancillary study, with the primary site being Wake Forest University, University Health Sciences. Specific aims of this ancillary study: 1) to obtain objective measures of physical function predictive of future disability in the Look AHEAD participants who are 60 years or older at their Year 8 visit; 2) to measure cognitive function in the Look AHEAD participants who are 60 years or older at their Year 8 visit, and 3) the analysis will also look at diabetic control in relation to functional outcomes, but the analysis would use measures already planned for collection in the parent study.
Dates: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $21,737
Funder: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Investigator: John Jakicic

Intergovernmental Personnel Act Agreement

This study will examine whether an enhanced weight loss intervention (EWLI) that includes technology components results in improved weight loss in young adults (18-34 years of age) compared to a standard behavioral weight loss study (SBWP) over a period of 24 months. This study will also examuine whether EWLI, compared to SBWP, results improved reductions in body fatness, improved reductions in body fat distribution, improved increases in fitness and physical activity, improved reductions in energy intake, or differences in behavioral/psychosocial measures.
Dates: 12/1/2015 - 11/30/2016
Funding Amount: $37,557
Funder: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Investigator: John Jakicic

Maximizing Adolescent Potentials Program (MAPS)

Dates: 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
Funding Amount: $394,683
Funder: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Investigator: Carl Fertman

Maximizing Adolescents Potentials Program (MAPS) - DDAP Gambling Initiative Funding

A comprehensive drug and alcohol prevention program for school-aged children and their families. MAPS operates several direct service programs and research projects for the prevention of substance abuse and promotion of mental health.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $87,500
Funder: Allegheny County
Investigator: Carl Fertman

Maximizing Adolescents Potentials Program (MAPS) - DDAP Gambling Initiative Funding - Amendment

A comprehensive drug and alcohol prevention program for school-aged children and their families. MAPS operates several direct service programs and research projects for the prevention of substance abuse and promotion of mental health.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $61,833
Funder: Allegheny County
Investigator: Carl Fertman

Maximizing Adolescents Potentials Program (MAPS) - Drug and Alcohol

A comprehensive drug and alcohol prevention program for school-aged children and their families. MAPS operates several direct service programs and research projects for the prevention of substance abuse and promotion of mental health.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $394,684
Funder: Allegheny County
Investigator: Carl Fertman

Staff Training in Preference Identification and Choice Opportunities

Dates: 7/1/2016 - 12/31/2017
Funding Amount: $1,915
Funder: Organization for Autism Research
Investigator: Stephanie M. McCoy

Student Mental Health Promotion Project - Fox Chapel

This project will provide drug and alcohol prevention and mental health promotion services to the Fox Chapel Area School District.
Dates: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $180,000
Funder: Fox Chapel School District
Investigator: Carl Fertman

Student Mental Health Promotion Project - Shaler

This project will provide drug and alcohol prevention and mental health promotion services to the Shaler Area School District.
Dates: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
Funding Amount: $60,000
Funder: Shaler Area School District
Investigator: Carl Fertman

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is an important source of supplementary funding to help cover the cost of providing more than 120 disadvantaged children with a daily lunch in conjunction with their participation in educational and sports activity at the University. The SFSP helps replace the nutritional deficits that may be experienced by children who are out of school during the summer, and thus benefiting from free or reduced price school lunch programs.
Dates: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016
Funding Amount: $5,438
Funder: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Investigator: John Jakicic

The Disciplined Mind: Mindfulness-Based Strategies to Improve Academic Diligence

Dates: 5/1/2016 - 5/1/2018
Funding Amount: $346,733
Funder: John Templeton Foundation
Investigator: Jacob Ricciuti

The Education Doctorate: A Promising Strategy to Promote Smart Use of Research Evidence

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $22,558
Funder: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Investigator: Kristie L. Rupp