Abstract:… change intervention, at a fraction of the cost of in-person or group approaches. If proven effective at improving weight loss and glycemic control in a randomized trial, it could become an important component of the standard of care for prediabetics as a stand-alone service… more
Abstract:… taught in a regular pre-school or elementary school curriculum. Such intervention is typically provided in the form of 1-1 sessions with a specialized professional (e.g., a Speech Language Pathologist). However, responding to cost concerns and to poor access to these services… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal to create an Assistance Phone , a mobile device that is simpler to use than the simplest commercial mobile phone, yet technologically far more capable, designed specifically for remote assistance services for… more
Abstract:… system for disaster survivors to reduce their psychological distress and promote empowerment. At least 50 percent of disaster survivors report experiencing moderate to severe psychological distress and face barriers to accessing care including: cost of services, lack of… more
Abstract:… treated at the earliest stages through the use of appropriate and timely screening as well as adequate followup and care coordination. Recognizing the importance of cancer screening, groups such as the American Cancer Society and the United States Preventative Services… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Tissue digestion and cell extraction is a core element of a variety of bioprocessing methods ranging from isolation of the rare cancer stem cell for basic research to the purification of human islets or adipose-derivedmesenchymal stem cells for transplant. While… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The cultured cell has emerged as a critical link in the translation of research in the various fields of biotechnology and biomedicine. An unprecedented increase in the demand for cultured cell products is now drivenby the growth in biopharmaceuticals, cancer… more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The results of early clinical trials using stem cells clearly offer the promise of a new path to addressing a variety of medical problems that range from creating engineered tissues for autologous grafts to repairing a variety of organs. Mesenchymal stem… more
Abstract:… surfacing production systems are generallyexpensive, complicated and bulky which limits its wide applications. The significant investment and high demanding in labor skills drive the optical lab works to outside US, decreasing jobs in US even this industry is a service… more
Abstract:… tract infections (CAUTI) are the most common hospital- acquired infections, accounting for over one million cases and hospital costs of more than 500 million each year in the U.S. alone. Recent reimbursement changes from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services will place… more
Abstract:…eases such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia will also increase. The cognitive decline associated with dementia often leads to impaired functioning with activities of daily living (ADL) with a resultant increased burden for health and social support services currently… more
Abstract:… screening, intervention and prevention efforts can have in reducing later, disruptive behavior disorders among at-risk children. Public schools provide an ideal setting for the early application of universal screening procedures, tied to evidence-based interventions and … more
Abstract:… of stimulation-induced neural tissue damage investigated. The program is collaborative effort between EIC Laboratories, Brown University, and the HuntingdonMedical Research Institutes (HMRI). The initial commercialization objective for is to provide testing services to medical… more
Abstract:… to make it easier for them to assess the likelihood their proposed applicationwill be successful. Upon successful completion of the proposed aims, Prosolia will proceed into phase III commercialization where FAPA ion source products (hardware and software) and services… more
Abstract:… gait signatures that proceeded recorded fall; and 4) Obtain resident/family members/staff perspectives on the FDS. The proposed SBIR Phase I application is particularly timely, given the Health Care Reform Bill that contains several provisions relevant to aging-services… more
Abstract:… program will be a valuable contribution to the developing evidence-base of online caregiver training programs for ethnic minority caregivers. Successful accomplishment of the Phase II application will result in an innovative, online caregiver training service model with… more
Abstract:… next generation cochlear implant BTE devices and hearing aids. The high expected maturity of the battery at the end of the Phase II program will facilitate a quick commercialization of the new batteries. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: The energy-density, service life,… more
Abstract:…en with speech disorders are evaluated by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and treated via speech-language intervention within the child's classroom (classroom-based) or outside of the classroom (pull-out). Multiple studies have demonstrated that classroom-based service… more
Abstract:… of care and quality of life of residents with SMI living in the nursing home setting. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Narrative Ten percent of all nursing home (NH) residents have Serious Mental Illness (SMI), and this group routinely over-utilizes costly services such as… more
Abstract:… National Health Information Network (NHIN), a Federal initiative of the Office of the National Coordinatorfor Health Information Technology (ONC). The system we propose will allow multiple small healthcare providers to transmit images over the Internet to a single service… more
Abstract:…, and higher suicide risk. While effective treatments exist for adolescents with comorbid substance and psychiatric disorders, clinicians fail to identify the comorbid psychiatric condition 65% of the time (the detection rate was as low as 5% in fee for service systems).… more
Abstract:… skills, and social and adaptive behavior, preventing a cascade of effects that result from early deficits impacting later functioning. From a public health perspective, early intervention may also ultimately reduce the considerable lifetime cost and service… more
Abstract:… An Experiential Online Training Tool. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established evidence- based practice that has been implemented across a wide range of disciplines including mental health and substance abuse treatment, primary care, HIV/AIDS services,… more
Abstract:… are at risk of homelessness. During the transition periods that precipitate homelessness, elders often interact with a workforce ill equipped to recognize and respond to this risk. As a result, providersin hospitals, community health centers, senior centers, and other … more
Abstract:DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The purpose of this project is to develop, produce, and evaluate a competency-based multimedia, eLearning course for human service professionals. The overall program will be used to deliver a 21/2 -hour, six-module, eLearning course on the… more
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