University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

School of Education - Grants

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

Dates: 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2019
Funding Amount: $829,858
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

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

Dates: 3/1/2017 - 5/31/2019
Funding Amount: $21,148
Funder: National Writing Project
Principal Investigator: Laura J. Roop

2018-2019 NWP/National Park Service Program

Dates: 4/1/2018 - 3/31/2019
Funding Amount: $3,818
Funder:

2018-2019 NWP/National Park Service Program Grant

Dates: 4/1/2018 - 3/31/2019
Funding Amount: $3,818
Funder: National Writing Project
Principal Investigator: Laura J. Roop

4Kids Evaluation

Dates: 5/1/2017 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $35,000
Funder: Heritage Community Initiatives
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beth Wanless

A Novel Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease: The Insomnia-Short Sleep Phenotype (SCL)

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $191,584
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: Christopher E. Kline

A Precision Rehabilitation Approach to Counteract Age-Related Cognitive Declines

Dates: 5/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $145,450
Funder: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

A World of Pride

Dates: 3/1/2018 - 2/28/2019
Funding Amount: $371,827
Funder: Opportunity Fund
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beth Wanless

Alliance of Randomized Trials of Medicine vs Metabolic Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes - (ARMMS-T2D)

Dates: 7/4/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $118,949
Funder: Cleveland Clinic Lerner COM-CWRU
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Apprenticeship in Special Education Intervention Research and Leadership (ASPIRE)

The program, Apprenticeship in Special Education Instruction, Research and Leadership (ASPIRE), is designed to prepare a cadre of five doctoral candidates to assume faculty positions in the field of education researchers, trainers of future special education teachers, and leaders in the field.
Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $6,749
Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Douglas Kostewicz

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 - 7/31/2019
Funding Amount: $25,322
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Certifying Orientation and Mobility/Behavior Specialists (COMBS)

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $268,499
Funder: Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Tessa McCarthy

Community Engagement Evaluation

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $50,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beth Wanless

Comparison of Energy Expenditure and Cardiorespiratory Responses In Land-Based Treadmill and Shallow Water Treadmill Running

Dates: 10/19/2017 - 10/18/2018
Funding Amount: $4,500
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Nagle

Comprehensive Support for College Success: An Integrative Case Study of the Dell Scholars Program

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $75,000
Funder: National Academy of Education
Principal Investigator: Lindsay Page

COTRAIC Early Head Start

Dates: 9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019
Funding Amount: $32,022
Funder:

COTRAIC/Early Head Start & EHS CCP

Dates: 4/1/2017 - 3/31/2022
Funding Amount: $379,166
Funder: The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center

Critical Civic Education: A Tool to Promote Marginalized Youth Critical Consciousness

Dates: 5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019
Funding Amount: $15,338
Funder: North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: Beth L. Sondel

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

Dates: 12/1/2014 - 11/30/2018
Funding Amount: $59,567
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Designing for Equity by Thinking in and About Mathematics Year 4

DEb-T-M will be a community of mathematical practice devoted to closing the opportunity gap for marginalized secondary mathematics students in Pittsburgh. The core partners are Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), the mathematics department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), and as the prime organization, Education Development Center (EDC). DEbT-M is truly partnership driven; it builds on longstanding work and collaboration in the partner institutions. Working closely with Pitt, PPS has sought to create more mathematical opportunities for disengaged students and underrepresented populations. It has initiated the adoption of a mathematically rigorous curriculum, and it has developed a nationally-recognized program of content-based professional development for teachers.
Dates: 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
Funding Amount: $43,717
Funder:

Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve Disciplinary Writing and Learning through Self-Regulated Revising

Dates: 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019
Funding Amount: $87,038
Funder: National Science Foundation
Subproject PI: Amanda Godley

Digital Messaging Campaign to Mitigate Summer Attrition (DIMES)

Lindsay Page will be responsible for various aspects of the project. She will have primary responsibility for managing the research relationships with the College Board and school district partners. She will contribute to the development of the text message content and to the design of the text message platforms that will deliver messages to students. She will assist in managing the relationship with the organization providing call-center support and will contribute to the training of the call-center staff. She will share responsibility for all data management and statistical analyses associated with the project, including initially randomizing students and schools to different experimental groups and conducting impact analyses to assess the impact of the text messaging intervention on students' colletg outcomes. She will advise on the qualitative components of the study. She will co-lead the writing and dissemination of study results.
Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $206,111
Funder: Harvard University
Principal Investigator: Lindsay Page

Early Childhood Mental Health 18-19

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $249,700
Funder:

Early Head Start 1819

Dates: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2019
Funding Amount: $4,393,536
Funder: Administration for Children and Families
Principal Investigator: John H. Kim

Early Head Start Project 2017-2018

Dates: 9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018
Funding Amount: $4,275,889
Funder:

Effectiveness of a Promotores Network in Improving Access to Care and Health Behaviors in Latino Immigrants in an Emerging Latino Community

Dates: 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2019
Funding Amount: $12,679
Funder: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Principal Investigator: Sharon E. Ross

Ethiopia: Indigenous Wisdom and Culture

Dates: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2019
Funding Amount: $89,955
Funder: Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Maureen Porter

Evaluation Agreement with the Education Law Center, Phase II

Dates: 6/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
Funding Amount: $20,000
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Amanda B. Cross

Evaluation of Igniting and Sustaining the Dream: Afterschool Initiatives

The evaluation will examine the extent to which the six selected afterschool programs (After-School Tutorial Enrichment, Program at Schenley Heights Community Development Program, Center that C.A.R.E.S., Thelma Lovette YMCA, Higher Achievement, Oakland Planning and Development School to Career and Center that C.A.R.E.S. at Jeron Grayson Community Center) meet the goals defined by McAuley Ministries.
Dates: 8/1/2014 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $73,500
Funder: McAuley Ministries
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beth Wanless

Evaluation of Igniting and Sustaining the Dream: Afterschool Initiative

Dates: 8/1/2018 - 12/31/2022
Funding Amount: $75,411
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Caitlin F. Spear

Evaluation of KinderTEK iPad Math Program

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $269,903
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Caitlin F. Spear

Financial Aid Nudges: A National Experiment to Increase Retention of Financial Aid and College Persistence

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $68,951
Funder: Temple University
Principal Investigator: Lindsay Page

Fluency Work

Dates: 7/15/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $25,000
Funder: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Laura J. Roop

Gamification and Reflection: An Innovative Technological Model to Enhance and Assess Postsecondary Students Global competence

Dates: 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
Funding Amount: $51,685
Funder:

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: 9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018
Funding Amount: $99,903
Funder:

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: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2019
Funding Amount: $76,974
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Heinz Fellows at the Center for Urban Education

Dates: 7/2/2018 - 7/7/2019
Funding Amount: $850,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Principal Investigator: T. Elon Dancy

iLead Planning Grant

Dates: 11/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Funding Amount: $50,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Principal Investigator: Anthony Petrosky

In Spite of Parents? Exploring the Value of Family Involvement in Educating Aftrican American Adolescents

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $334,728
Funder: The Spencer Foundation
Principal Investigator: Ming-Te Wang

Integration of Yoga and Mindfulness for the Treatment of Obesity in Adults

Dates: 9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019
Funding Amount: $561,011
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal 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: 9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019
Funding Amount: $79,672
Funder: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise

Dates: 6/1/2018 - 5/31/2019
Funding Amount: $468,474
Funder:

Investigating Gains in Neurocognition in an Intervention Trial of Exercise

Dates: 6/1/2018 - 5/31/2019
Funding Amount: $683,190
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Co-Investigator: John Jakicic

Just Discipline Initiative

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $9,952
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Principal Investigator: Ming-Te Wang

Leukocyte Telomere Length in Bladder Cancer Survivors: Diet and Exercise Trial

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $119,623
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Long-Term Impact of Random Assignment to Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: The Action for Health in Diabetes ADRD Study (Look AHEAD-MIND)

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 3/31/2019
Funding Amount: $132,063
Funder: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Low inTensity Exercise Intervention for Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Trial

Dates: 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2019
Funding Amount: $13,118
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Low inTensity Exercise Intervention for Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Trial

Dates: 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2019
Funding Amount: $15,814
Funder:

Low inTensity Exercise Intervention for Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Trial

Dates: 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2019
Funding Amount: $13,116
Funder:

Math & Science Collaborative Professional Development: Pennsylvania Math Science Partnership

Dates: 7/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
Funding Amount: $80,911
Funder:

Maximizing Adolescent Potentials Program (MAPS)

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $362,413
Funder: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Principal Investigator: Carl Fertman

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

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $155,167
Funder: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Principal Investigator: Carl Fertman

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Clinical Centers

Dates: 12/1/2017 - 11/30/2018
Funding Amount: $3,737,921
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: John Jakicic

Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Clinical Centers (U01) - Pittsburgh Adult Clinical Center

Dates: 12/1/2017 - 11/30/2018
Funding Amount: $1,688,865
Funder:

NSF INCLUDES DDLP: Diversifying Access to Urban Universities

Dates: 9/15/2017 - 8/31/2019
Funding Amount: $53,955
Funder: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Lori A. Delale-O'Connor

PA LAUNCH Project 1516 05-601317 ADD-On

Dates: 9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018
Funding Amount: $572,693
Funder: Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beth Wanless

Partnerships for Family Support Project During 2018

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $165,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments

Pennsylvania Alternative System of Assessment - Reading , Math, and Science

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $4,145,360
Funder: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Debra Moore

PLACE for United Way of Southwestern PA

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $9,841
Funder: United Way of Southwestern PA

PRIDE: Positive racial Identity Development in Early Education

Dates: 5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019
Funding Amount: $125,000
Funder: Hillman Family Foundations
Principal Investigator: Shannon Beth Wanless

Promoting Disciplinary Literacy and Learning through Multisource Text Inquires: An Instructional Study of Middle School Learners

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $13,865
Funder:

Promoting Disciplinary Literacy and Learning through Multisource Text Inquires: An Instructional Study of Middle School Learners

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $13,865
Funder: The Spencer Foundation
Principal Investigator: Emily Rainey

Propel 21st Century Community Learning Center, Cohort 9

Dates: 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
Funding Amount: $36,098
Funder:

Propel 21st Century Community Learning Center, Cohort 9

Dates: 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
Funding Amount: $36,098
Funder:

Ready Rosie Evaluation

Dates: 2/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $45,000
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Caitlin F. Spear

Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk (Venditti sub)

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $19,245
Funder: National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Co-Investigator: John Jakicic

Rejuvenating cultural perspectives: Minoritized students lived experiences as resident assistant

Dates: 8/1/2017 - 12/15/2018
Funding Amount: $2,985
Funder: Association of College and University Housing Officers
Principal Investigator: Maximilian T. Schuster

Remake Making: Understanding Adoption and Adaptation of Facilitated Making in Libraries

Dates: 9/1/2018 - 8/31/2019
Funding Amount: $212,623
Funder: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Thomas Akiva

Restructuring and Improving Special Education (RISE)

The program, Restructuring and Improving Special Education (RISE), is designed to revise and redesign our current special education program to produce dually certified, master's level teachers in both special education and a content area with a secondary focus. This program will expand the current Special Education PreK-8 program offered at the University of Pittsburgh. Upon program completion, RISE graduates will meet teaching competencies promoting effective practices for improved achievement of adolescents with high-incidence disabilities.
Dates: 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
Funding Amount: $110,725
Funder:

Sedentary Behavior Across Pregnancy and Cardiometabolic Health

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $91,000
Funder:

Sedentary Behavior Across Pregnancy and Cardiometabolic Health

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $80,063
Funder: American Heart Association
Principal Investigator: Bethany Barone Gibbs

Self-Regulating Lifestyle Behaviors to Decrease Obesity Risk with Parent-Preschool Child Dyads Using Event History Calendars

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $30,197
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Co-Investigator: Shannon Beth Wanless

Simple Interactions 3.0

Dates: 4/1/2018 - 4/30/2019
Funding Amount: $40,000
Funder:

Simple Interactions 3.0 - Grable

Dates: 4/1/2018 - 2/3/2019
Funding Amount: $40,000
Funder: Grable Foundation
Principal Investigator: Thomas Akiva

Simple Interactions 3.0 - Heinz

Dates: 5/1/2018 - 4/30/2019
Funding Amount: $60,000
Funder: Heinz Endowments
Principal Investigator: Thomas Akiva

SPECS for Include Me (IM)

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $47,970
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

SPECS for Pace/PLAID

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $87,000
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

SPECS Propel Forward Evaluation

Dates: 8/1/2016 - 7/31/2019
Funding Amount: $100,000
Funder: Propel Schools
Principal Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

STARS Technical Assistance 18-19

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $371,606
Funder:

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: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $190,800
Funder: Fox Chapel School District
Principal Investigator: Carl Fertman

Study and Struggle: The Public and Private Pedagogies of Social Movements

Dates: 11/1/2018 - 10/31/2019
Funding Amount: $13,330
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Leigh Patel

Supporting Creative Learning

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $260,000
Funder:
Principal Investigator: Thomas Akiva

SWRK Professional Development 18-19

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $2,400
Funder:

Tailoring Teaching to Fit the Class: Teaching Practice and Classroom Composition Under Random Assignment

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $87,634
Funder: U.S. Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Sean Kelly

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

Dates: 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2019
Funding Amount: $346,733
Funder: John Templeton Foundation
Principal Investigator: Brian M. Galla

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:

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

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $239,365
Funder:

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

Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $239,365
Funder: William T. Grant Foundation
Principal Investigator: Jill A. Perry

The Effect of Reducing Sedentary Behavior on Blood Pressure

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $1,946,372
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Principal Investigator: Bethany Barone Gibbs

The LEND at the University of Pittsburgh

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $21,947
Funder: Health Resource Services
Principal Investigator: Stephen Bagnato

The LEND Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $13,005
Funder: Health Resource Services
Principal Investigator: Rachel E. Robertson

The LEND Center at the University of Pittsburgh

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $21,947
Funder:

The Role of Psychologically Wise Teaching in Student Achievement

Dates: 1/1/2017 - 11/1/2018
Funding Amount: $60,788
Funder: Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Tanner LeBaron Wallace

TripleNote Second Gear

Dates: 10/1/2017 - 12/31/2018
Funding Amount: $6,000
Funder: National Science Foundation
Principal Investigator: Mary Margaret Kerr

Unconference: P.R.I.D.E., Race, and Young Children

Dates: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2019
Funding Amount: $2,000
Funder: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: Aisha White

Urban Special Education Scholars (USES)

Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
Funding Amount: $212,100
Funder: Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Douglas Kostewicz

Urban Special Education Scholars (USES)

Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
Funding Amount: $45,656
Funder: Department of Education
Principal Investigator: Douglas Kostewicz