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Company Information:

Company Name: TELESAGE, INC.
City: CHAPEL HILL
State: NC
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,025,946.00 9
SBIR Phase II $6,839,092.00 8

Award List:

N/A

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

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $450,555.00

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEEN-ASI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $99,973.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to (1) adapt the Teen-Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) to a Self-Report instrument; (2) develop both Internet/Intranet ("Net") technology and automated telephone survey technology (IVR) to administer the T-ASI; and (3) validate the instrument… More

SELF ADDICTION SEVERITY INDEX VIA PHONE AND INTERNET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose (1) to adapt the Self-Administered Addiction Severity Index (SA-ASI) to both Internet/lntranet ("Net") technology and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology. We will then (2) validate the instrument administered… More

BRANCHED OUTCOMES INSTRUMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to use Item Response Theory (IRT), the mathematical study of computerized adaptive testing, to construct a brief, highly branched mental health screening and outcomes tracking instrument. This instrument will use electronic survey technology to… More

Self-Administered ASI Via Automated Phone and Internet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $749,947.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase II SBIR project aims to integrate the automated telephone and Internet versions of the Self-Administered Addiction Severity Index (ASI; developed and validated in Phase I) into one software package that includes a single backend database and instantly… More

Advanced Technology for Administration of the Teen-ASI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $749,998.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to conduct a clinical trial using a suite of web-based software products as well as a web portal that will help with standardized assessment, treatment planning, referral, and outcomes tracking for adolescent substance abuse treatment. Products will… More

New CAT Research Tool:IRT/CAT Software for Secure Web and IVR Survey Administration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $674,886.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In its Roadmap Initiatives, NIH has highlighted the need for improvement in dynamic assessments in health care and for the use of new technology in the collection of patient-reported outcomes (PRO). The goal of this project is to further validate a new mental… More

Development and validation of software for Internet and PC SCID administration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $99,534.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall aim of this project is to develop and validate software for computer-assisted administration of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID) - Research Version. The SCID is consistent ly recognized as the gold standard… More

Comprehensive Patient-Reported Outcomes Tracking Solution for State SPMI Clients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $99,811.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall aim of this project is to develop a complete mental health screening and outcomes tracking package for use by state mental health agencies. The package will feature a set of public-domain item banks for the domains most frequently requested by… More

Brief Depression Screener Developed Using IRT for Antenatal and Postpartum Women

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $96,185.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Estimates of antenatal and postpartum depression vary from 7 percent to upwards of 30 percent depending on criteria for depression, the type of assessment used, and the timing of the assessment. Thus, approximately 320, 000 to over 1 million women each year… More

Development and validation of software for Internet and PC SCID administration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $747,962.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In psychiatry, perhaps more than in any other field of medicine, diagnosis depends on clinical judgment, as there exist few physiological markers of specific psychiatric illnesses. Structured interview methods, such as the Structured Clinical Interview for… More

Brief Depression Screener Developed Using IRT for Antenatal and Postpartum Women

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey
Award Amount: $749,879.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Estimates of antenatal and postpartum depression vary from 7 percent to upwards of 30 percent depending on criteria for depression, the type of assessment used, and the timing of the assessment. Thus, approximately 320, 000 to over 1 million women each year… More

Computerized adaptive self-report diagnostic assessment for mental health: the SC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey – 919-942-8849
Award Amount: $167,784.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In order to improve our understanding and treatment of mental illnesses, the primary mission of the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), one must first accurately diagnose research participants and patients receiving routine clinical care. In this way,… More

IRT-based Self-report Screener for Prodromal Schizophrenia and Early Psychosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey – 919-942-8849
Award Amount: $262,705.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Schizophrenia is one of the most debilitating and costly mental illnesses in the United States, with peak incidence in individuals aged 14-25 and causing annual direct and indirect costs of over 62.7 billion (Wu et al., 2005). Several studies suggest that early… More

Development and validation of software for Internet and PC SCID administration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey – 919-942-8849
Award Amount: $1,162,113.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The SCID is the 'gold standard' for all research-based mental health diagnoses in the United States and for CNS clinical trials worldwide. But, it has been expensive and cumbersome to administer. In Phase I and II of this project we successfully… More

IRT-based Self-report Screener for Prodromal Schizophrenia and Early Psychosis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Benjamin B. Brodey – 919-942-8849
Award Amount: $1,553,752.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Schizophrenia is one of the most debilitating and costly mental illnesses in the United States, with peak incidence in individuals aged 14-25 and causing annual direct and indirect costs of over 62.7 billion (Wu et al., 2005). Several studies suggest that early… More