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Company Information:

Name: NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTES, INC.
Address: 480 PLEASANT STREET
WATERTOWN, MA 02472-4515
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,227,516.00 87
SBIR Phase II $25,496,611.00 44

Award List:

A PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE FOR USE WITH OLDER ADULTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard A Washburn
Award Amount: $44,000.00

AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC TOOL TO DETECT ANGINA PECTORIS IN BLACKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Angina pectoris is often considered a manifestation of coronary artery atherosclerosis that is associated with an increased mortality risk. overall, coronary heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in u.s. blacks. in an attempt to standardize the diagnosis of angina pectoris in… More

A TELEPHONE-LINKED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR ELDER CARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The telephone-linked computer (tlc) system has been developed and tested to converse automatically by telephone,using computer-generated speech, with individuals in order to monitor their health status, report the findings to theirproviders of care, and give the patients information and feedback… More

A PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE FOR USE WITH OLDER ADULTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Richard A Washburn
Award Amount: $318,543.00
Abstract:
The physical activity questionnaire is the most practical and widely used approach for the assessment of physical activity in epidemiological research. however, physical activity questionnaires specific to older individuals have not been developed. valid and reliable techniques for the assessment of… More

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARAPROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS OF ELDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,128.00

INSTRUMENT TO ASSESS QUALITY OF LIFE IN CVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $48,378.00

AN AUTOMATED HEALTH CARE RECORD FOR POSTACUTE CARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan M Jette
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
A number of automated record systems have been developed forpostacute care. most provide information at the management level, some are designed only for narrow researchinterests, and others are simply word-processing systems that have very limited utility given the unstructured form of the… More

BRIEF TOOL FOR MEASURING ORAL HEALTH IN EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Alan M Jette
Award Amount: $46,099.00
Abstract:
Many valid and reliable screening tools are available for use in epidemiologic studies and health services research. these tools are usually brief and amenable to different modes of administration (e.g., mail questionnaire, telephone, in-person interview) and can be easily incorporated in field… More

EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF DIFFERENCES IN SEISMIC COUPLING OF EXPLOSIONS DETONATED IN DIFFERENT HARD BRITTLE ROCKS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Randolph J Martin Iii
Award Amount: $49,549.00

INSTRUMENT TO ASSESS QUALITY OF LIFE IN CVD

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $492,785.00
Abstract:
Development of a valid and reliable instrument to easily measure quality of life (qol) has been identified by prominent investigators and health authorities as a priorityneed for public health and epidemiologic research. many national institutes of health clinical trials and other health researchers… More

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARAPROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS OF ELDERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $442,517.00
Abstract:
The development of a support program to reduce expensive anddisruptive turnover, absenteeism, and stress among nursing home aides is motivated by at least four issues: (1) the growing problem of worker shortage in the long-term care industry, (2) the increasing concern about costs of staff turnover… More

MICROCOMPUTER MORTALITY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mitchell, Herman E , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,842.00
Abstract:
We will extend and convert to a microcomputer platform, a mortality surveillance system that has been successfully implemented on mainframe computer systems. the extension of this system to the microcomputer makes possible the use of highly sophisticated geographic mapping capabilities. the existing… More

EXERCISE VIDEO TO IMPROVE MUSCLE STRENGTH/OLDER WOMEN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jette, Alan M , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,875.00
Abstract:
The increasing lack of physical activity, especially among the old, is widely regarded as a major public health problem which challenges the ingenuity and resourcefulness of health educators, clinical specialists and researchers. conventional exercise programs focus on cardiorespiratory endurance… More

INNER CITY CHILDHOOD ASTHMA\SELF MANAGEMENT VIDEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Osganian, Stavroula , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,694.00

VIDEOTAPE TO TRAIN INTERVIEWERS IN SURVEYS OF OLD PEOPLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Avis, Nancy , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,998.00

WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE\MIDDLE AGED WOMEN AND MENOPAUSE VIDEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Avis, Nancy E , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,982.00

TREATING HIV POSITIVE PATIENTS--VIDEO DISC FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stavroula K Osganian
Award Amount: $47,284.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop a forty minute interactive video disc for medical students in their preclinical years to focus on the etiology of hiv; diagnosis of aids-associated diseases; care of persons with aids and related disorders; prevention of hiv infection; and the ethical, legal… More

AN INNOVATIVE VIDEO APPROACH TO BREAST CANCER EDUCATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nancy E Avis
Award Amount: $47,583.00
Abstract:
Breast cancer, currently the second leading cause of death in women in the united states, is clearly a public health problem. because it is not yet known how to prevent breast cancer from occuring, the most effective strategy is early detection. while numerous education and behavior change campaigns… More

TRAINING PEER LEADERS--A VIDEO AND MANUAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarah A Mcgraw
Award Amount: $49,453.00

QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN PERSONS WITH AIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nancy E Avis
Award Amount: $49,977.00

MANAGEMENT OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE--VIDEO FOR PARENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dianne Gallagher
Award Amount: $49,877.00

WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE\MIDDLE AGED WOMEN AND MENOPAUSE VIDEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Avis, Nancy E , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Over 40 million american women will enter their 40s in the next two decades, and the subject of menopause is suddenly becoming a topic of increased interest. the purpose of this project is to develop a videotape designed to inform the general population about menopause and the health of mid-aged… More

INNER CITY CHILDHOOD ASTHMA\SELF MANAGEMENT VIDEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Osganian, Stavroula , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $469,344.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this sbir is to develop and test an educational videotape for inner city (largely minority) children with asthma and their parents. despite improvements in medical treatment, morbidity and mortality from asthma in the united states has been increasing and urban populations appear to… More

QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT IN PERSONS WITH AIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nancy E Avis
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The development of a valid and reliable instrument that can be used in clinical trials to assess quality of life (qol) in persons with hiv or aids has been identified internationally as a public health priority. because of the seriousness of aids and the increasing numbers of persons with hiv, new… More

TRAINING PEER LEADERS--A VIDEO AND MANUAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarah A Mcgraw
Award Amount: $521,713.00
Abstract:
The project will create and evaluate a professionally produced, sixty minute videotape with an accompanying manual on training peer leaders. these materials will be designed to help health educators, prevention specialists or youth workers learn to recruit, train and supervise peer leaders for… More

Older Patients and Physicians As Partners¿A Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon Tennstedt
Award Amount: $49,999.00

Physical vs Mental Health of Older Persons¿A Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $49,999.00

VIDEOTAPE TO TRAIN INTERVIEWERS IN SURVEYS OF OLD PEOPLE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Avis, Nancy , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $537,243.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this sbir is to develop and test a training kit, including a videotape, manual, and evaluation protocols, for training interviewers for surveys of older people. interviewer training and supervision have been related to data quality yet generic materials for standardized training are… More

MANAGEMENT OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE--VIDEO FOR PARENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dianne Gallagher
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this research is to develop and test a kit (videotape pahmphlet, thermometer, reference card) that teaches parents of infants with sickle cell disease to give prophylactic penicillin and recognize early signs of infection. fulminant, life-threatening infection from s. pneumoniae is… More

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia--Educational Videotape

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John Mc Kinlay
Award Amount: $80,984.00
Abstract:
The research will develop a 20 to 30 minute state-of-the-science videotape that makes availableto newly diagnosed BPH patients information about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), its causes,treatment and prevention. Video communication to BPH patients can improve a range of patientoutcomes such as… More

HIGH RESOLUTION MAPPING OF MECHANICAL AND FLOW PROPERTIES OF SUBURFACE STRUCTURE FROM NEW METHODS FOR ACOUSTIC LOGGING DATA PROCESSING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr Xiaoming Tang
Award Amount: $74,962.00
Abstract:
In the exploration and production of oil and gas reservoirs and in groundwater studies, there is a need for high resolution mapping of fluid flow channels in the subsurface formation. the increased resolution provides accurate locations of the flow channels and helps enhance the recovery of… More

High Resolution In-Situ Permeability from a new Slim-Hole, Low Frequency Acoustic Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Randolph Martin
Award Amount: $73,650.00
Abstract:
For environmental monitoring there is a need for high resolution mapping of flow channels in shallow (upper 100 ft) formations to detect contaminants a pollutants associated with underground fluid flow. To achieve this goal, effective sensing technologies and high resolution sensor processing… More

Videotape for Recruitment to Oncology Clinical Trials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nancy Avis
Award Amount: $80,297.00

Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence--Video Series

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon Tennstedt
Award Amount: $78,890.00

Treatment Options for Urinary Incontinence--Video Series

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon Tennstedt
Award Amount: $649,615.00
Abstract:
Urinary incontinence is experienced by a substantial number of mid-aged and older adults andresults in a range of costs -- clinical, psychological, social, and financial. Treatment of incontinence canimprove occur many patients. However, treatment techniques are diverse and patients are… More

Physical vs Mental Health of Older Persons¿A Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $690,977.00
Abstract:
Older people in the U. S. receive most of their health care from primary care providers (internists, family or general practitioners). Consequently it is incumbent on them to differentially diagnose physical vs. emotional health problems. Depression in older persons presents particular challenges in… More

Older Patients and Physicians As Partners¿A Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon Tennstedt
Award Amount: $559,149.00
Abstract:
Active patient involvement in therapeutic decision making has been related to increased adherence to prescribed medical regimens and improved disease prognosis. Older patients, however, are less likely to assume an active role because they accept the physician as authority and, therefore, assume a… More

Self Scored Cardiovascular Disease Risk Appraisal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kevin Smith
Award Amount: $46,100.00

Cati Software Tool for Survey Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Goldstein
Award Amount: $88,923.00

Media Training on Menopause for Health Professionals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nancy Avis
Award Amount: $99,068.00

Media Package--HIV Testing and Pregnancy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,041.00

HIV/AIDS Education for Adolescents--A CD ROM Curriculum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarah Mc Graw
Award Amount: $85,785.00

Permeability and Complex Resistivity Measurements for Determination of Pore Structure in Low Permeabil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Greg Boitnott
Award Amount: $64,952.00

MEDIA PACKAGE--HIV TESTING AND PREGNANCY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Susan E. Barkan
Award Amount: $99,041.00

Media Training on Menopause for Health Professionals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nancy Avis
Award Amount: $749,983.00
Abstract:
Over 40 million American women will enter their 40s in the next two decades, and the subject of mengaining widespread attention. Many women, however, do not know what to expect during the menopause ahealth professionals for more information and help in making decisions about hormone therapy.… More

VIDEOTAPE TO ENHANCE HIV COUNSELING & TESTING FOR WOMEN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $87,064.00

HOME CARE FOR HIV/AIDS PATIENTS--EDUCATIONAL CD-ROM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $95,976.00

UNDERSTANDING IMPOTENCE--A DECISION AID VIDEOTAPE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $76,684.00

Permeability and Complex Resistivity Measurements for Determination of Pore Structure in Low Permeabil

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Greg Boitnott
Award Amount: $298,543.00

Visual Interfaces for Electronic Networks Video E-Mail and Video

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Martin Smith , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $578,562.00

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES VIDEO PACKAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $98,379.00

Videotape for Recruitment to Oncology Clinical Trials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Nancy Avis
Award Amount: $593,005.00
Abstract:
Patient accrual to clinical trials is a difficult problem. It has been estimated that total accrual toNCI-supported cancer treatment trials in adults represents a fraction (

HIV/AIDS Education for Adolescents--A CD ROM Curriculum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarah Mc Graw
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
We will develop an easy-to-use and informative CD- ROM interactive computer program for middle andschools which will focus on HIV/AIDS, reduction of risk behavior and skills to negotiate safe sex. Aadolescents have been provided with some formal instruction about HIV/AIDS, misconceptions still… More

Cati Software Tool for Survey Research

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Goldstein
Award Amount: $731,848.00
Abstract:
CATI, Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing, has become a primary means of obtaining quality epidemdata. Its use has been steadily increasing and now it is a major technology in use by almost every NCATI has been used for many years, its implementation has not kept up with technological… More

Self Scored Cardiovascular Disease Risk Appraisal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kevin Smith
Award Amount: $540,596.00
Abstract:
Health risk appraisals (HRA) are being used increasingly by health centers and worksites to informpersonal mortality and morbidity risks. However, recent research suggests that many HRAs have limitevalidity with respect to coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in this country.… More

WOMENS STORIES--A VIDEO ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MAMMOGRAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Avis, nancy e
Award Amount: $98,740.00

CONFUSING SYMPTOMS--A VIDEO FOR ELDERS & THEIR FAMILIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lawrence, renee h
Award Amount: $93,540.00

REDUCING ANTIBIOTIC USE--A PARENT FOCUSED VIDEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Osganian, stavroula
Award Amount: $99,394.00

ALCOHOL PREVENTION--A CDROM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mc graw, sarah a
Award Amount: $98,276.00

DEVELOPING A BRIEF, MULTI-MODE COGNITIVE INSTRUMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dusek, jeffery a
Award Amount: $93,392.00

PROSTATE CANCER--A DECISION AID VIDEO FOR PATIENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mc kinlay, john b
Award Amount: $78,734.00

REDUCING ANTIBIOTIC USE--A PARENT FOCUSED VIDEO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Osganian, stavroula
Award Amount: $605,683.00

COMMUNICATING WITH OLDER PATIENTS--CD ROM FOR PHYSICIANS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tennstedt, Sharon
Award Amount: $97,197.00

PHARMACOTHERAPY FOR CHRONIC PAIN--AN INTERACTIVE CD-ROM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Johannes, Catherine B
Award Amount: $100,862.00

VIDEO FOR OLDER PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mcgraw, Sarah A
Award Amount: $98,642.00

PROCYCLE: ELECTRONIC CALENDAR DATA COLLECTION DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Johannes, Catherine
Award Amount: $97,621.00

VIDEOTAPE TO ENHANCE HIV COUNSELING & TESTING FOR WOMEN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,067.00

ALCOHOL PREVENTION--A CDROM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mc graw, sarah a
Award Amount: $737,949.00

DECISIONS IN CARE OF BREAST CANCER--A PATIENT CD ROM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mcgraw, Sarah A
Award Amount: $98,852.00

TREATMENT ALLOCATION AND RANDOMIZATION SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Tighe, Foss
Award Amount: $83,714.00

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES VIDEO PACKAGE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $748,006.00

PROSTATE CANCER--A DECISION AID VIDEO FOR PATIENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mc kinlay, john b
Award Amount: $621,631.00

CLINICAL PERFORMANCE MEASURE FOR PEDIATRIC BRAIN INJURY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Smith, Kevin W
Award Amount: $96,538.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Johannes Catherine
Award Amount: $749,852.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Avis nancy e
Award Amount: $669,501.00

ENHANCED VIDEO FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH LOW VISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Not Available Army Command and Control facilities need the ability to function more effectively, with smaller staffs spread over a geographically dispersed area. Their staff officers must fully comprehend a constantly changing environment, assessing the potential presence, magnitude, and intentions… More

PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF CHD IN WOMEN--A CD ROM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: John B. Mckinlay
Award Amount: $99,725.00

ELECTRONIC HEADACHE DIARY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Catherine B. Johannes
Award Amount: $99,457.00

SLEEP DISORDERS--A PRIMARY CARE APPROACH ON THE WEB

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarah A. Mcgraw
Award Amount: $99,834.00
Abstract:
Not Available The basic requirement of the Phase I research is to determine the requirements for a Virtual Internet-based-Sign Language Teaching Assistant (VISTA). A VISTA system will consist of an Instructor instrumentation Station (I2S) , and an unlimited number of Student Multimedia PCs (SMPC).… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kevin W. Smith
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kevin W. Smith
Award Amount: $263,641.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Carol A. Derby
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Carol A. Derby
Award Amount: $291,081.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Allison C. Morrill
Award Amount: $99,952.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Randolph J. Martin, III, Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $99,998.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $99,691.00
Abstract:
Not Available To address the NASA requirement for high temperature (350 oF, 60,000 hours) RTM resins Eikos has assembled a world class team of product development specialists that is best qualified to evaluate and develop processable, state-of-the-art, RTM / RFI resin

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Stephen Brown
Award Amount: $99,588.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Catherine B. Johannes
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Catherine B. Johannes
Award Amount: $604,182.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $366,250.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $518,632.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarah A. Mcgraw
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sarah A. Mcgraw
Award Amount: $394,146.00

VERANDI: RANDOMIZATION AND ALLOCATION SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Foss P. Tighe
Award Amount: $378,320.00

Food for Life: Healthier Meals Elders can Live With

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Allison C. Morrill
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Americans are coming to realize that our typical diet is unhealthy - that we tend to consume an excess of food that are dense in calories, e.g., fats and sugar, and are high in sodium, and too little of foods that are dense with nutrients and… More

Food for Life: Healthier Meals Elders can Live With

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Allison C. Morrill
Award Amount: $452,061.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Americans are coming to realize that our typical diet is unhealthy - that we tend to consume an excess of food that are dense in calories, e.g., fats and sugar, and are high in sodium, and too little of foods that are dense with nutrients and… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Bunsen Fan
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Bunsen Fan
Award Amount: $492,251.00

ENHANCED VIDEO FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH LOW VISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Dugan
Award Amount: $0.00

ENHANCED VIDEO FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH LOW VISION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Dugan
Award Amount: $382,139.00

VERANDI: RANDOMIZATION AND ALLOCATION SOFTWARE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Foss P. Tighe
Award Amount: $0.00

eSTOP: Electronic Smoking Termination Online Protocol

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Jonathan A. Lerner
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tobacco use is a major public health problem in the United States, with 47 million Americans smoking cigarettes. Over 400,00 lives are lost to tobacco related illness in the United States each year and cigarette smoking costs our economy … More

DENTAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH: A CE/CEU WEB SITE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Randi S. Triant
Award Amount: $98,914.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: It is proposed to develop a World Wide Web-based continuing education course to teach general Dentists and Dental Hygienists to recognize, avoid, and prevent occupational health hazards. During Phase 1, the content, design, and format as well as the script and… More

OPTIMIZE HUMAN NEURONAL CELLS FOR SPINAL CORD TRANSPLANT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Catherine B. Johannes
Award Amount: $0.00

OPTIMIZE HUMAN NEURONAL CELLS FOR SPINAL CORD TRANSPLANT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Catherine B. Johannes
Award Amount: $458,565.00

PAIN MANAGEMENT ELECTRONIC CALENDAR: PHASE 1

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Randi S. Triant
Award Amount: $99,898.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of this proposal is to develop and evaluate a prototype of an electronic pain software program to be distributed to physicians for patients to monitor chronic pain, symptoms and treatments. An accompanying prototype website will provide samples of… More

MANAGING TYPE 2 DIABETES: A WEB SITE FOR PHYSICIANS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Randi S. Triant
Award Amount: $99,650.00
Abstract:
Diabetes is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, with prevalence increasing steadily over the past four decades. Over 10 million Americans are affected, with a prevalence of 7.8% among adults over age 20 years and 18.8% among those over age 60 (Harris, 1998). More than one in ten… More

WEB SITE FOR NURSING ETHICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR is to develop and test a web-based continuing education program for nurses with clear implications for improving patient care. Empirical data establish the need for continuing education in nursing ethics. The World Wide Web offers a medium for providing education which… More

A THEORETICALLY GROUNDED SCALE TO MEASURE SES IN SURVEYS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Kevin W. Smith
Award Amount: $99,914.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective is to develop a psychometrically sound yet practical scale for measuring socioeconomic status (SES) in health and epidemiologic surveys. Building on previous efforts and our paper (Oakes and Rossi 2000), the scale will be the first to operationalize… More

WEB SITE FOR NURSING ETHICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $741,218.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR is to develop and test a web-based continuing education program for nurses with clear implications for improving patient care. Empirical data establish the need for continuing education in nursing ethics. The World Wide Web offers a medium for providing education which… More

Communicating with Older Drivers: A Web-based Course

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR proposes to develop and evaluate a web-based, CME-approved program in doctor-patient communication about driving cessation. The program will provide information about provider-older patient communication, the epidemiology of and risk factors for… More

Pain Management Electronic Calendar: Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lisa D. Marceau
Award Amount: $747,193.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic pain is a costly syndrome that influences every aspect of a person's functioning. It accounts for 21 percent of emergency room visits and 25 percent of annual missed work days and, when considering direct and indirect costs, imposes a greater economic… More

Communicating with Older Drivers: A Web-based Course

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $747,242.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This SBIR proposes to develop and evaluate a Web-based, CME-approved program in doctor-patient communication about driving cessation. The program will provide information about provider-older patient communication, the epidemiology of and risk factors for driving… More

Communicating to Improve the Quality of Informal Care

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Primary care providers are seeing increasing numbers of older adults, many of whom have chronic conditions that involve multiple medications and complex treatment regimens. The majority of this care is provided by family members (informal caregivers) who often… More

ARMS: A Web-Based Attendance Reward and Monitoring System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Maryjo Larson
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase I SBIR will develop a website to train community treatment providers on how to design and implement contingency management incentives (CM Incentives) interventions. CM Incentives is an innovative area of clinical practice that is a prime target for… More

Training Program for Geriatric Social Workers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): At least four factors underscore the need for continuing professional education for social workers: 1) dramatic increases in the diversity and aging of our population; 2) rapidly shifting policy imperatives; 3) growing competition from related professions, and 4)… More

Doctor-Older Patient Communication About Alcohol Misuse

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Risky alcohol use and prescription drug misuse have a substantial impact on the productivity and health of middle aged and older Americans. Federal Consensus Panels, the NIAAA, and the AMA have recommended that primary care clinicians screen adult patients for… More

Enhanced Web Training for Community Based Counselors: TEACH-CBT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Maryjo Larson
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Community practitioners have few opportunities to be trained in efficacious therapies that assist persons with alcohol and drug disorders such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and are unfamiliar with the value of employi ng science-based approaches. Phase I… More

Web Training and Support on Evidence-based Practice for Compulsive Hoarding

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Maryjo Larson
Award Amount: $98,869.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): With this SBIR application, the New England Research Institutes (NERI) aims to develop a highly innovative clinician training and support product that is based upon a landmark, empirically-supported Oxford University Pr ess therapist guide and workbook for… More

Training Program for Geriatric Social Workers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Only 5 percent or less of social workers receive specialized training in gerontology in their educational programs. As a result, continuing education is the primary source of specialty training in geriatric care for BSW and MSW practitioners and the principal… More

Interactive Decision Aid for Advance Care Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,325.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Widely publicized cases such as Terri Schiavo have raised awareness of the importance of advance care planning. However, while promoted through federal law and regulation, emphasis is placed on the completion of an adva nce directive (AD) document rather than on… More

In Between: Web based CE Program on Caring for Aging Parents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nurses and social workers have always held an important communication responsibility with family caregivers but the nature of questions asked by families has changed. Family caregivers require information that often goe s beyond the more easily addressed how to … More

Promoting Sleep Health in Pediatric Primary Care Settings: A Web-based CME Course

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lisa D. Marceau
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The 2006 IOM Report states that poor sleep is an unmet public health problem and that, cumulative long- term effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders have been associated with a wide range of deleterious health conseq uences... Although sleep is identified as… More

Interactive Decision Aid for Advance Care Planning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sharon L. Tennstedt
Award Amount: $629,670.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Widely publicized cases such as Terri Schiavo have raised awareness of the importance of advance care planning. However, while promoted through federal law and regulation, emphasis is placed on the completion of an adva nce directive (AD) document rather than on… More

CLINICAL MYTH-TERIES: A VIDEO GAME ABO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dawn Porthouse
Award Amount: $99,795.00
Abstract:
Not Available

Improving Pediatric Developmental Screening and Communications: A CME

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lisa D. Marceau – 617-923-7747
Award Amount: $138,891.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Developmental delays are common in early childhood, affecting at least 10 percent of children and are markers for later developmental conditions. It is well established that the tremendous adaptability of the brain in the first three years of life means that… More

OTHER FUNCTIONS - SBIR PHASE II, TOPIC 53, INNOVATIVE TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND SOFTWARE FOR THE SCREENING, RECRUITMENT AND FOLLOW-UP OF PARTICIPANTS IN PEDIATRIC RESEARCH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lisa Marceau – 617-923-7747
Award Amount: $982,491.00
Abstract:
Screening and recruitment of children into multi-center clinical trials poses unique challenges not seen in the adult population. Screening tools, recruitment strategies, registries to provide baseline data on which to base future clinical trials and waysto document follow-up are needed. Validated… More

Decoy Peptides: Development of a Novel Therapeutic for Metastatic Cancer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lisa D. Marceau – 617-923-7747
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): There are two components to this study where human subjects are involved: development of content, and assessment of content. For the Development and Reel Review three focus groups will be held: 1) general audience; 2) minority, 3) parents specifically. We will… More

Improving Pediatric Developmental Screening and Communication: A CME

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Lisa D. Marceau – 617-923-7747
Award Amount: $991,418.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Developmental delays are common in early childhood, affecting at least 10 percent of children. While a delay does not always indicate an underlying condition, developmental delays are markers for more severe developmental conditions including autism, intellectual… More