The Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability (CCID)
The Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability (CCID) has as its vision, to improve the lives of people with disability. The mission is to perform state of the art, quality research to study factors that lead to disability, its prevention, or amelioration; and to provide research opportunities for the next leaders in rehabilitation science.
The program of research is designed to determine mechanisms by which disability occurs in chronic illnesses, who is at risk for severe disability, which treatments are effective in preventing or ameliorating disability and restoring function. The data gathered will help determine which treatments are likely to prevent or ameliorate disability.
In the News
- Sam Gelman: The Office of Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) awarded the OSCAR to Mr. Gelman for his project titled, Tracking Lower Extremity Movement with the Microsoft Kinect
- Lauren Rover: Presentation to AASLD "Title" Factors Influencing Likelihood of compiance in chronic hepatitis C with patients receiving pegylated interferon plus ribavirin. LRover, C Escheik, L Gerber, M Otgonsuren, F Nader
- Maryam Zaazhoa: poster presentation at Biomedical Engineering Society. Title: Comparison of Oxygen Kinetics Using Near infrared Spectroscopy in the Upper Trapezius in Normal Subjects and Patients with Chronic Neck Pain and Myofascial Trigger Points Authors: Maryam Zaazhoa, Avinash Eranki, Lynn Gerber, Siddhartha Sikdar(Atlanta)
- Jillian Price: Abnormal Cardiac and Metabolic Measures Correlate with significantly lower physical preformance and activity level in overweight patients with hepatitis C (HCV) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) J Price, A Loria, C Escheik, L Gerber, L Rover, P Winter, Z Younossi
- Settlement Eases Rules for Some Medicare Patients (NY Times, October 22, 2012)
- CCID Expands Research Focus for Helping People with Chronic Illness and Disability (CHHS, May 16, 2012)