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    News: Grant Activity

    Principal Mary Dolansky, Ph.D., Joel Hughes, Ph.D., and Joe Redle, M.D. "Cognitive Impairment and Self-management in Adults with Heart Failure." Funded $2.8 million over 4 years. Study began summer 2010.

    Joel Hughes, Ph.D. "Ignite Study." $50,000 Ohio Board of Regents funded. IRB approved. Subjects currently being recruited and data collected. 2009.

    Matthew Krauza, M.D., Joel Hughes, Ph.D., John Gunstad, Ph.D., Thomas Alexander, M.D., Jim Rosneck, R.N., M.S., Donna Waechter, Ph.D., Rachael J. Pohle-Krauza, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., and Michele L. McCarroll, Ph.D. "Cognition, Heath and Inflammation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation (CHIPR)." Funded Project Grant. Amount Requested: $43,951; Amount Awarded: $43,951. 2009. 

    Matthew Krauza, M.D., Jim Rosneck, R.N., M.S., Michele McCarroll, Ph.D., and Rachael Pohle-Krauza, Ph.D., R.D., L.D. "The Effect of Portable Oxygen Delivery System (POD’s) on Energy Expenditure and Oxygen Consumption in Patients enrolled in Pulmonary Rehabilitation." Funded Foundation Project Grant.  Amount Requested: $32,022; Amount Awarded: $32,022. September 2008.

    Dr. John Gunstadof Kent State University and Summa’s Center for Cardiovascular Research
    have recently been awarded a $2.6 million National Institute of Health grant to investigate whether participation in cardiac rehabilitation improves neurocognitive outcomes in older adults with heart failure. 2008.

    John Gunstad, Ph.D., Joel Hughes, Ph.D., Jim Rosneck, B.S.N., M.S. "Cognitive Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Heart Failure." NIH funded $2.7 million over 4 years. Study Approved. Data collection began fall 2008.

    Click here for a full list of awarded grants for the Center of Cardiopulmonary Research

    Awards



    Rachael Pohle-Krauza, Ph.D. 2009 - 2010 President, Greater Akron Dietetic Association

    Carrie Scotto, RN, Ph.D. Life Awards Alpha Sigma Pi Student Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty, 2009

    Carrie Scotto, RN, Ph.D. Lillian De Young Research Award - Patient Education, 2008 

    John Gunstad, Ph.D. Kent State University Graduate Applause Award, 2008.

    John Gunstad, Ph.D. International Neuropsychological Society Early Career Research Award, 2008

    John Gunstad, Ph.D. Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, Kent State University 2008.

    Click here for a full list of awards for the Center for Cardiopulmonary Research

    Presentations



    J. Hughes. "Assessing and Managing Depression in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation: An Optimistic Perspective." American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Annual Conference. October 7-9, 2010. Milwaukee, WI.

    J. Rosneck. "Connecting Teaching to Learning and Behavioral Change in Cardiopulmonary Rehab: Meeting the Needs of the Adult Learner." American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation International Webinar. April 29, 2010.

    M.S. Khan, R.J. Pohle-Krauza, M.L. McCarroll, and M. Krauza. "The Effect of Antioxidant Intake on Pulmonary Function in Chronic Lung Disease." The American College of Chest Physicians. November, 2010. Vancouver, BC.

    M.L. McCarroll, R.J. Pohle-Krauza, M. Krauza, T.A. Volsko, and J.L. Martin. "Assessing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Skills and Incorporating Functional Activity Training Into Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs." American Association of Respiratory Care – International Respiratory Congress. December 2009. San Antonio, TX.

    M.L. McCarroll, R.J. Pohle-Krauza, M. Krauza, T.A. Volsko, and J.L. Martin. "Correlating Behavioral and Functional Outcome Measures in Pulmonary Rehabilitation." National Meeting of American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. October 2009. Pittsburgh, PA.

    Click here for a full list of presentations for the Center for Cardiopulmonary Research

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