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Grants and Contracts

Grants and Contracts Received in FY19 for Research and Practice

Some projects listed are multi-year awards. Only the FY19 award amount is reflected below. 

College of Health and Human Services

Mason—Health Starts Here
Lawrence Cheskin, Alison Evans Cuellar
George Mason University Institute for Biohealth Innovation (Award No. 215030)
$500,000

Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics

Curating and Advancing Research to Inform Policymakers and Advocates on Topics Pertinent to Health Reform Debate
Len Nichols
Altarum (Award No. SC-18-012)
$90,007

Restoring Primary Care in Virginia: Using PCOR Implementation to Demonstrate Value, Year 4
Len Nichols, Debora Goldberg
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality through Virginia Commonwealth University (Award No. 5R18HS023913)
$321,713

Linking Social Factors to Health in Arlington County (LINK)
Len Nichols
Northern Virginia Health Foundation through Arlington Free Clinic
$32,085

Using Sustainable Local Investments to Support Integrated Health and Social Services: A Feasibility Study
Len Nichols
Commonwealth Foundation (Award No. 20192227); Episcopal Health Foundation; California Health Care Foundation (Award No. G-30338); and Missouri Foundation for Health
$500,000

Center for Study of Chronic Illness and Disability

Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), Year 3
Ali Weinstein
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through American Institute for Research (Award No. PO 0418100003)
$14,324

Department of Global and Community Health

Cancer Health Disparities: Modeling Social, Hospital, and Policy Factors Associated with Colorectal Cancer Survival 
Cara Frankenfeld
George Mason University (Award No. 215008)
$40,000

Development of Manuscript with National Violent Death Reporting Systems (NVDRS) Data
Cara Frankenfeld
Center for Disease Control through Safe States
$18,618

GEST DC Study: Gestational Exposure to Traffic Pollution in the DC Metro Area
Jenna Krall
George Mason University (Award No. 215007)
$38,000

Informing Best Practices of Social Determinants of Health Screening to Improve Health Care Access and Mental Health of Underserved Populations in Greater Prince William County
Jhumka Gupta
Novant Health
$15,000

Innovative Approach to Quantify Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Relation to Endometriosis Risk and Staging: Adipose to Serum Ratio
Anna Pollack
Endometriosis Foundation of America
$25,000

Modeling Prospects of Malaria Elimination in Haiti
Michael von Fricken
George Mason University (Award No. 215010)
$33,000

Vector Mapping of Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens of Mongolia
Michael von Fricken
U.S. Navy through Vysnova Partners, Inc.  (Award No. N6264518D5058-N6264519F0235)
$78,150

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Analysis of Wandering Patterns of Individuals with Alzheimer's
Janusz Wojtusiak
Virginia Center on Aging (Award No. 19-5)
$45,000

Impact of Community Factors on Geographic Disparities in Diabetes and Obesity Nationwide
Farrokh Alemi
Center for Disease Control through New York University (Award No. 1U01DP006299)
$56,089

Department of Nutrition and Food Studies

The Impact of Salad Bars on Dietary Consumption Patterns in Elementary School Students
Lilian de Jonge
National Institute of Health through Virginia Commonwealth University (Award No. 1R01HD098732)
$160,065

Influence of Dietary Choline Intake on Sensory processing Symptoms and Neurotransmitter Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Margaret Slavin
American Egg Board
$54,674

Vidas Activas, FamaLias SaludablEs (VALÉ): A Multidisciplinary Childhood Obesity Treatment Program for Latino Communities, Year 2
Sina Gallo
Potomac Health Foundation
$127,176

Department of Social Work

Fairfax County Kinship Family Institute, Year 3
Catherine Tompkins
Fairfax County (Award No. 4400009022 PO#8500385172)
$22,000

The Implementation and Evaluation of a Student Ambassador Program for a Music & Memory Intervention
Catherine Tompkins
Commonwealth of Virginia through 4-VA
$19,500

Implementation and Evaluation of the Birdsong Project
Catherine Tompkins
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance through Birmingham Green
$15,000

Older Adults and Suicide: Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies for Awareness and Prevention
Emily Ihara
Virginia Center on Aging (Award No. 13-7)
$25,000

Title IV-E Child Welfare Stipend Program (CWSP), Year 2
Michael Wolf-Branigin
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through Virginia Department of Social Services (Award No. FAM-17-002)
$317,674

Virginia Geriatric Education Center Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), Year 4
Catherine Tompkins
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration through Virginia Commonwealth University (Award No. PT111971-SC106962)
$9,957

Virginia Nursing Facilities: The Music & Memory Initiative
Megumi Inoue
Virginia Department of Medical Assistance (Award No. 10055)
$567,100

School of Nursing

Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement for the Northern Virginia AHEC Program
Caroline Sutter
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration through Virginia Health Workforce Development Agency (Award No. U77HP26289)
$104,466

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW), Year 1
Caroline Sutter
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (Award No. 1T94HP31874)
$696,882

BeWell: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Grant, Year 3
Nancy Kelly
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through County of Fairfax (Award No.  1H79SM062209)
$5,000

Bridging the Behavioral Health Gap-GPWCHC/GMU Preceptorship Pipeline
Rebecca Sutter
Potomac Health Foundation through Greater Prince William County Health Center
$55,000

Combating Opioid Overdose through a Peer Recovery Collaboration between Probation and Public Health
Rebecca Sutter
U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy through University of Baltimore (Award No. G1899ONDC06A)
$190,894

Directly Observed Medication Assisted Therapy for High Risk Opioid Use Patients
Rebecca Sutter
Northern Virginia Health Foundation
$100,000

Empowering Communities for a Healthier Nation, Year 2
Rebecca Sutter
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through Virginia Department of Health (Award No. CPIMP171154)
$314,968

Harm Reduction Approach to the Community Opioid Crisis
Rebecca Sutter
Potomac Health Foundation
$66,547

Mason Uniting Nurses and Other Health Professionals is an Interprofessional, Team-Based Approach to Evidence-Based Care (Mason UNITE), Year 3
Cheryl Oetjen
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (Award No. 1UD7HP30923)
$444,588

Nurse, Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Registered Nurses in Primary Care, Year 1
Rebecca Sutter
Health Resources and Services Administration (Award No. 1UK1HP31716)
$687,140

Project Evaluation for the Project LINK for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW) Grant, Year 2
Panagiota Ferssizidis
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through Virginia Department of Behavioral Health (Award No. 1H79TI080766)  
$34,618

Train, Immerse, Motivate, and Integrate (TIMI) Project, Year 1
Cathleen Scully
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Award No. 1H79TI081666) 
$149,912

The Virginia Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (VA-SBIRT) Project
Panagiota Ferssizidis
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through Virginia Department of Behavioral Health (Award No. 5H79TI026665)
$1,845,431

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