Pilot Projects

2006 – 2011

Evaluation of Pain Behavior Detection by Long Term Care Facility Nursing Personnel

Amrit Singh, M.D., Geriatric Fellow

Apolipoprotein E. Allele Frequency in Patients with Cognitive Deficits Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Barbara Tardiff, M.D., Fellow, Cardiac Anesthesia

Lumbosacral Osteoarthritis in the Elderly: Examining Pain as a Mediator of Progression from Pathology to Disability

Debra Weiner, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Patient Preferences for Treatment and Outcomes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Douglas McCrory, M.D., Associate Professor

Weight Change in Alzheimer’s Disease: An Analysis of Morbidity, Mortality and Associated Factors

Heidi White, M.D., Associate Professor

The Personal Functional Goals Interview Protocol: A Refinement and Validation Study

Julie Chandler, Ph.D., P.T., Research Development Core Awardee

Double-Blind, Randomized Pilot Study Evaluating the Effect of D-Amphetamine on Motor Recovery in Patients with Ischemic Stroke

Larry Goldstein, M.D., Assistant Professor

Increased Resistance to Artificially Induced Carious Lesions in Root Surfaces

Lynn Hobin, D.M.D., Geriatric Dental Fellow

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Mark Stanton, M.D., Assistant Professor

Community Based African/Aerobic Exercise Intervention to Improve Cardiovascular Fitness, Exercise Adherence, and Psychological Well-being, and Reduce Blood Pressure and Weight in Older, African-Americans

Maya McNeilly, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor

The Genetic Aspects of Osteoporosis in Elderly African-Americans and Caucasians

Michael Econs, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

A Comparison of the Effects of Fitness and Acute Exercise on the Sleep of Older Women

Miriam C. Morey, M.A., Associate in Research

Interference with the Role of Sphingomyelinase in Cell Senescence: An Anti-Aging Strategy

Miriam Smyth, M.D., Assistant Research Professor

Development of a New Clinical Scale for Parkinson’s Disease

Toni Cutson, M.D., Assistant Professor

Relationship between Body Mass Index and Functional Status

Tony Galanos, M.D., Assistant Professor

A Pilot Study for a Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Effects of Paroxetine on Transient Myocardial Ischemia and Cardiac Events in Older Patients with Coronary Disease Accompanied by Depression

Wei Jiang, M.D., Research Associate

Genetic Studies of Familial Forms of Osteoarthritis

Virginia B. Kraus, M.D., Assistant Professor

Getting Meaningful Informed Consent for Research in the Elderly: A Structured Literature Review of Empirical Research

Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., Assistant Professor

Genetic Studies in Paget’s Disease of Bone

Michael J. Econs, M.D., Assistant Professor

The Relationship of Age with Indicators of Oxidative Status: A Potential Opportunity for Studying Aging Process and Life-Style Factors Which Affect It

Connie Bales, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor

The Effects of Long Term Psychologic Intervention on Functional Status of Patients with Heart Failure

Martin Sullivan, M.D., Associate Professor

Effect of Aging on Acute Myocardial B-Adrenergic Receptor Desensitization During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Debra A. Schwinn, M.D., Associate Professor

Screening Elderly Primary Care Patients for Diabetes

David Edelman, M.D., Associate Professor

Cellular Aging and Extra Cellular Antioxidants

Rodney J. Folz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor

Genetics of Successful Aging in the Midwestern Amish

William Scott, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor

Effectiveness of PspA Pneumococcal Vaccines in Aged Mice

Gregory Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Silke A. Schmidt, Ph.D., Research Scientist

Survey of Providers on Cancer Screening in the Elderly

Mitchell Heflin, M.D., Assistant Professor

Aging and Immune Response to Surgical Stress and Sepsis

Sandhya A. Lagoo-Deenadayalan, M.D., Research Fellow

Developing Expression Proteomics Assays to Study Aging

Dhaval Kumar Patel, M.D., Associate Professor

The Role of Age on Mechanical Stress Induced Changes in Matrix Turnover in Articular Cartilage

Beverly Fermor, Ph.D., Research Associate

Web-Based Patient Recruiting for Clinical Trials

David F. Lobach, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Chief, Divisions of Clinical Informatics

Genetic Ascertainment of Large African/Native American Family for Osteoarthritis & Cardiovascular Disease

Cathleen Colon-Emeric, M.D., Assistant Professor

Roles of Age on Mechanical Stress

Virginia Kraus, M.D., Associate Professor

Gene Expression Profiling of Murine Models of Atherosclerosis

David Seo, M.D., Research Fellow

Depression and Outcomes in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Hemodialysis

Susan Hedayati, M.D., Research Fellow

Outcome Analysis of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Dennis Turner, M.D., Professor, Departments of Surgery and Neurobiology

Use of Classification Trees in the Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Ph.D., Geriatrics

Hospital-Acquired Infections in the Elderly

Keith S. Kaye, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Cultural Differences in End-of-Life Care: The African-American Experience

Kimberly Johnson, M.D., Associate

Executive Function and Ambulatory Activity in Older Adults

James T. Cavenaugh, PT, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor

Lipid Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Age-Related Insulin Resistance

Deborah Muoio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Gene-Environment Interactions in Aging, Functional Decline and Disease

Svati H. Shah, M.D., M.H.S. (Epidemiology) M.H.S. (Medical Genomics)