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Company Information:

Company Name: IRIS MEDIA, INC.
City: EUGENE
State: OR
Zip+4: 97401-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.irised.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,932,687.00 29
SBIR Phase II $9,902,417.00 12
STTR Phase I $299,519.00 2
STTR Phase II $1,973,267.00 2

Award List:

RETIREMENT,LEISURE & OLD ADULTS--DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $105,815.00
Abstract:
Not Available Yardney Technical Products as the prime contractor and Professor Bruce Dunn of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), as a subcontractor, propose to develop a novel, thin film Li-ion battery technology. Unique to the innovation, the technology will incorporate an… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $105,383.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth J. Thorin
Award Amount: $99,965.00

Training Direct Care Staff to Support Self-Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth J. Thorin
Award Amount: $282,526.00
Abstract:
Principles of self-determination form the core of a new model of supports for adults with developmental disabilities who often rely on others for on-going assistance in daily living activities. Workers providing these direct supports influence opportunities for self- determination-the control over,… More

Training Direct Care Staff to Support Self-Determination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth J. Thorin
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Principles of self-determination form the core of a new model of supports for adults with developmental disabilities who often rely on others for on-going assistance in daily living activities. Workers providing these direct supports influence opportunities for self- determination-the control over,… More

Retirement, Leisure and Older Adults with DD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: The overall goal of the proposed project is to develop, produce, and test an interactive multimedia training program (IMM) on providing quality retirement and leisure services to older adults with developmental disabilities. The IMM program will be… More

Retirement, Leisure and Older Adults with DD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $482,137.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: The overall goal of the proposed project is to develop, produce, and test an interactive multimedia training program (IMM) on providing quality retirement and leisure services to older adults with developmental disabilities. The IMM program will be… More

Ease Yourself into Fitness:Exercise Programs for MR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $99,202.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): While more Americans are becoming aware of the need to participate in regular physical activities, it is clear that physical activity is absent in the lives of most individuals with mental retardation. People with mental retardation… More

WORKING WITH PARENTS WHO HAVE COGNITIVE LIMITATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth J. Thorin
Award Amount: $99,336.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People with developmental disabilities are increasingly assuming typical adult roles and responsibilities such as employee, community citizen, and neighbor. Perhaps the greatest challenge for people with cognitive disabilities, however, is in the role of parent.… More

SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN FAMILY CHILD CARE SETTINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: OREGON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Julie C. Rusby
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): The quality or experiences in child care has significant, lasting impact on children's social development and early efforts are essential for preventing the progression of conduct problems in youth. The purpose of this proposed project is to develop a… More

FUTURE PLANNING, AGING PARENTS ADULT CHILDREN WITH DD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $744,125.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of the proposed project will be to develop, produce, and test a video training program that simplifies the future planning and paces the instruction using the stages of change model. The instructional program is targeted to older parents who have… More

FUTURE PLANNING, AGING PARENTS ADULT CHILDREN WITH DD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of the proposed project will be to develop, produce, and test a video training program that simplifies the future planning and paces the instruction using the stages of change model. The instructional program is targeted to older parents who have… More

Ease Into Fitness: Exercise Programs for People with MR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $791,409.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A significant number of people with mental retardation (MR) are overweight, sedentary, physically unfit, and at risk for various serious secondary diseases. Most Americans are aware of the need to participate in regular exercise, but there is a pressing need to… More

Ease Into Fitness: Exercise Programs for People with MR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A significant number of people with mental retardation (MR) are overweight, sedentary, physically unfit, and at risk for various serious secondary diseases. Most Americans are aware of the need to participate in regular exercise, but there is a pressing need to… More

Systematic Supervision: DVD Elementary School Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stephen G. Smith
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): Systematic Supervision, Phase I, will develop group training for elementary school staff on the application of active supervision techniques, which have been found effective in reducing problem behaviors in school common areas. This innovative, cost-efficient… More

Eat Right for Long Life

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $99,828.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): Many negative factors influence the eating habits of adults with mental retardation: poor role models at home, work, in the community, and on TV; environments that encourage unhealthy eating habits; limited skills in food preparation and self-advocacy; and… More

Working with Parents who have Cognitive Limitations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth J. Thorin
Award Amount: $726,745.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): People who have developmental disabilities are increasingly assuming typical adult roles and responsibilities, such as employee, community citizen, and neighbor. Perhaps the greatest challenge for people with cognitive disabilities however, is in the role of… More

Positive Behavior Support: An Educator's IMM Toolkit

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel J. Baker
Award Amount: $121,291.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Educators often lack the knowledge, skills, and resources to respond as mandated by public law to problem behaviors presented by children with developmental disabilities. Information about functional assessments and behavior support procedures, as required by PL… More

Parent Education for Parents with Cognitive Limitations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth J. Thorin
Award Amount: $128,752.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Parenting is probably one of the hardest jobs an adult will undertake, with a new status, new relationships, and new responsibilities causing a measure of stress in even the most well-ordered families. Parenthood is also the role for which the least amount of… More

Eat Right for Long Life

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $760,787.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many negative factors influence the eating habits of adults with mental retardation: poor role models at home, work, in the community, and on TV; environments that encourage unhealthy eating habits; limited skills in food preparation and self-advocacy; and little… More

Parent Education for Parents with Cognitive Limitations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Laura M. Jones
Award Amount: $758,286.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The tasks associated with parenthood can be overwhelming. Most parents have access to a wealth of written materials, media, and web-based resources to assist them. For parents who have cognitive limitations (CL), however, these resources are typically… More

Healthy Lifestyle: Family Based Intervention Overweight

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $148,788.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The problem of overweight children has many adverse medical and psychological effects and is of growing concern in the United States. To address this issue, we propose to develop parent education materials based on Social Learning Theory. The goal of this program… More

Online Youth Suicide Prevention: Skills for School Staff, Parents and Peers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Laura M. Jones
Award Amount: $182,697.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Evidence suggests that 90 percent of adolescents with suicidal intentions give clear signals of their intent to others. Considering the large amount of time adolescents spend interacting with peers and school staff, school is the logical setting for prevention.… More

HELP: A Weight Loss Program for Adults with MR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $141,206.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Individuals with mental retardation (MR) experience an exceptionally high prevalence of health related problems. The incidence of obesity for people with MR is higher than the general population and is recognized as a major health problem. For overweight persons… More

IVES: On-going Positive Behavior Support for Teachers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michelle K. Jensen
Award Amount: $175,807.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to create an Interactive Video Email Service (IVES) that provides professional development training incorporating empirically validated behavioral techniques to give middle school teachers the knowledge and skills to help them improve… More

Parenting Through Divorce: Low-Cost, Innovative Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Laura M. Jones
Award Amount: $150,989.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Divorce is a serious public health problem. Over 50% of marriages end in divorce, generating family stressors that contribute to maladaptive child adjustment. Despite parents' key role in protecting children, many are ill prepared for the task. The evidence is… More

Education Center for Adoptive Parents Online

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adam J. Wendt
Award Amount: $173,039.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Dramatic changes have taken place in adoption practice in the U.S. over the last three decades, leaving adoptive parents with a complex set of issues in raising their children. Researchers consistently find a disproport ionate rate of behavior problems and… More

The Anger Treatment Program: An Intervention for Adults with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $154,835.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The role of challenging behaviors, primarily anger and aggression, in the lives of people with mental retardation (MR) poses a threat to their well-being and to their successful integration in community settings. The pr evalence of anger among individuals with MR… More

Systematic Supervision: DVD Elementary School Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brion Marquez
Award Amount: $918,867.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal addresses the need for effective school-wide strategies that improve elementary school climate and ensure that common areas and classrooms are managed in ways that allow all students to be safe and secure. In Phase I, successful group-training… More

Alchohol Servers Applying Psychology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $219,622.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Drinking establishments and the home are the most common settings for violence in America. The consumption and abuse of alcohol in these settings can often encourage aggressive and violent behaviors and put workers and customers at risk of injury. There is a… More

ACT Online: Stress Reduction for Parents who have Children with DD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Martin R. Sheehan
Award Amount: $233,890.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Parenting a child can be a stressful undertaking. One group that is the focus of considerable study consists of parents of children with developmental disabilities (DD) especially autism. These parents report more paren ting stress than do parents of children… More

Parenting Through Divorce: Low-Cost, Innovative Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $898,810.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Divorce is a serious public health problem. Over 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, generating family stressors that contribute to maladaptive child adjustment. The evidence is clear that providing parents with qua lity divorce parent education can mitigate… More

Alcohol Servers Applying Psychology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adam J. Wendt
Award Amount: $1,149,128.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Establishments that serve alcohol are a vast industry in America, but are unfortunately a common setting for aggressive and violent behaviors that are sometimes associated with alcohol consumption. Many servers (bartend ers and wait staff) have limited training,… More

Improving Access to Early Parent Education and Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Research Institution: OREGON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Carol W. Metzler
Award Amount: $1,250,927.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): During the first 3 years, children's long-term developmental trajectories are established, and the quality of parenting the child receives on a daily basis profoundly influences these trajectories. The transition to par enthood is a difficult one for many… More

Education Center for Adoptive Parents Online

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Adam J. Wendt
Award Amount: $1,154,820.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Education Center for Adoptive Parents Online (ECAPO) Adoption has undergone dramatic change in the past 30 years, due largely to the complexity of contemporary adoptive relationships, which increasingly involve internat ional, multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and… More

ADAPT: After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brion Marquez
Award Amount: $259,640.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to strengthen family functioning and improve child outcomes in military families after deployment. To achieve this end, we will develop, evaluate, and disseminate ADAPT: After Deployment: Ada ptive Parenting Tools, an online,… More

Stamp in Safety: Preventing Injuries on Preschool Playgrounds

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brion Marquez – 541-343-4747
Award Amount: $172,430.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately 223,000 emergency room visits a year are attributable to child playground injury. To address this significant public health problem, this project aims to develop and evaluate a multimedia, user friendly, Internet-based behavior modification program… More

Online Training Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nell Caraway – 541-343-3737
Award Amount: $252,339.00
Abstract:
PROJECT SUMMARY Autism is fast becoming an epidemic among American children. Between 2007 and 2009, the CDC reported an average increase in cases of 57 percent, from 1 in 150 children to 1 in 110 children. While improved awareness and identification accounted for some of this increase, the CDC… More

Padres Preparados: A Cultural Adaption of an Evidence-Based Parenting Interventio

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nell Caraway – 541-343-3737
Award Amount: $189,586.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Latino youth currently comprise more than one-fifth of the US youth population (Mather and Foxen, 2010), yet this sizeable group of the nation s future adults lags alarmingly behind non-Latino youth in academic achievement. The proposed program, Padres… More

Fathering through Change: Online Parent Training for Divorced Fathers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nell Caraway – 541-343-3737
Award Amount: $183,920.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many fathers are unprepared for the stressors accompanying divorce that disrupt their effective parenting skills. Divorce rates remain high and fathers are gaining more custodial responsibilities than in the past, yet divorced fathers remain a vastly underserved… More

Nuclease Probe Mediated Sequencing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brion Marquez – 541-343-4747
Award Amount: $149,972.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately one out of every nine elementary (PreK to grade 5) students within the United States is classified as an English Language Learner (ELL), with numbers expected to reach as high as one in four by 2025 (Ortizand Pagan, 2009). More than 75% of these… More

Small Molecule Erythropoietin Receptor Agonists for the Treatment of Acute Kidney

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brion Marquez – 541-343-4747
Award Amount: $184,355.00
Abstract:
PROJECT SUMMARY The central aim of this project, Mi Nueva Familia (My New Family) (MNF): Media-based, Spanish-language, culturally relevant parenting education for divorced or separated Latino families, is to develop parenting education that protects children from the risks of maladjustment,… More

ADAPT Online: After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Brion Marquez – 541-343-4747
Award Amount: $1,234,777.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this Phase II project, ADAPT Online (After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools), is to strengthen family functioning and improve child outcomes in reintegrating military families. By developing an empirically supported, standalone, web-based… More