Active Research

VA Center of Excellence Awards

Sathian, Krish, MD, PhD: Atlanta VA Center of Excellence for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation; VA RR&D (2012 – 2017)

VA Research Career Scientist Awards

Crosson, Bruce, PhD: Senior Research Career Scientist Award; VA RR&D (2016 – 2022)

Pardue, Machelle, PhD: Research Career Scientist Award; VA RR&D (2014 – 2018)

VA Merit Review / Merit Pilot / SPiRE Awards

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD: Bridging Animal and Human Models of Exercise-induced Visual Rehabilitation; VA RR&D (2015 – 2017)

Duncan, Erica, MD: Aerobic Exercise for Cognition in Schizophrenia; VA RR&D (2016 - 2017)

Duncan, Erica, MD: The Role of Kynurenine Pathway Activation in Toxoplasma-linked Schizophrenia; VA CSR&D (2014 - 2017)

Echt, Katharina V, PhD: Efficacy of Visually Impaired Veterans' Medication Management Strategies; VA RR&D (2012 - 2016)

Echt, Katharina V, PhD (Site PI); Lewis, S (PI): A Simplified Patient Centered Educational Tool for Improved Hearing Aid Outcomes; VA RR&D (2013-2016)

Echt, Katharina V, PhD (Site PI); Hall, C (PI): Vestibular Rehabilitation and Dizziness in Geriatric Patients; VA RR&D (2012-2016)

Griffiths, Patricia C, PhD: Evaluating the CG ASSIST Program for Caregiving Dyads; VA RR&D (2012 - 2017)

Pardue, Machelle, PhD: Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy; VA RR&D (2013 – 2017)

Pardue, Machelle, PhD: Ocular Sequelae and Intervention in a Rat Model of Blast Overpressure Polytrauma; VA BLR&D (2015 – 2018)

Rodriguez, Amy, PhD: Acute Exercise Effects on Word Learning in Aging and Stroke-induced Aphasia; VA RR&D (2016 – 2018)

Sathian, Krish, MD, PhD: Spatial Cognitive Training in Visual Impairment; VA RR&D (2016 – 2018)

Vaughan, E. Camille, MD, MS (Co-I): Perioperative Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence Home Telehealth Program; VA RR&D (2013-2017)             

Yu, Shan Ping, MD, PhD: Protection of the Brain by Chemical Hypothermia; VA RR&D (2014 - 2017)

VA Career Development Awards

Allen, Rachel, PhD: Neuroprotective strategies for retinopathy and cognition in diabetes; VA RR&D (2016 - 2018)

Campbell, Ian, PhD: Peripapillary Scleral Stiffening: A Novel Treatment for Vision Loss in Glaucoma; VA RR&D (2015 - 2017)

Garcia, Paul, MD, PhD: Effects of Anti-retrovirals on Neuronal Health: Screening ARVs for Neurotoxicity; VA BLR&D (2013-2018)

Griffiths, Patricia C, PhD: Improving Sleep in Veterans and their Family Caregivers; VA RR&D (2010 - 2016)

Hackney, Madeleine, PhD: Optimizing Motor Training in Parkinson Disease through Neural Mechanisms; VA RR&D (2013 – 2018)

McGregor, Keith, PhD: Effects of Exercise Intervention on Aging Related Motor Decline; VA RR&D (2012 – 2017)

Nocera, Joe, PhD: Aerobic Exercise and Cognitive Training in Older Adults; VA RR&D (2012 - 2017)

Vaughan, E. Camille, MD, MS: Behavioral Therapy to Treat Urinary Symptoms in Parkinson Disease; VA RR&D (2012 - 2017)

Other VA Funded Awards

Butler, Andrew, PhD: National Rural Stroke Telerobotic Rehabilitation: Expansion of Rural Stroke Rehabilitations; VA ORH (2016 - 2018)

Maa, April, MD: Establishing a Comprehensive Tele-Ophthalmology Program: Improving Ocular Disease Detection and Access to Eye Care Services at the Primary Medical Care Home for Veterans; VA VISN TECS QA/QI Project (2015 - 2016)

Maa, April, MD: Technology-based Eye Care Services (TECS):  Improving Access to Eye Care for Veterans - Spread Grant; VA Innovation Initiative (2016 - 2017)

Nocera, Joe, PhD: Improved Mobility in Rural Veterans Using the Apple Watch; VA Innovation Initiative (2016 - 2018)

Vaughan, E. Camille, MD, MS (Site Lead - Co-PI): Enhancing Quality of Prescribing Practices for Veterans Discharged from the Emergency Department (EQUiPPED); VA GEC T21 (2012 - 2016)

Non VA Funded Awards

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD (Co-PI, Core Director): Core Grant for Vision Research; NIH (NEI) (1991 - 2016)

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD (Co-PI): Gene Delivery in Retinal Diseases; NIH (NEI) (2006 - 2016)

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD (Co-PI): Multidisciplinary Training In Vision And Research; NIH (NEI) (1984 - 2019)

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD (Co-PI): Ocular Growth, Emmetropia, and Interphotoreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein (IRBP); NIH (NEI) (2013 - 2017)

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD: Oligonucleotide Repair of a Retinal Degeneration Model; NIH (NEI) (2004 - 2016)

Echt, Katharina V, PhD (Co-PI): R2: Effect of Hearing Loss on Mobility and Participation of People Aging with Vision Disability (RERC TechSAge Research Project); NIDRR (2013 - 2018)

Hackney, Madeleine, PhD: EFRI, Partnered Rehabilitative Movement: Cooperative human-robot interactions for motor assistance, learning, and communication; NSF (2012-2016)

Pardue, Machelle, PhD: Retinal Mechanisms of Refractive Development; NIH (2015-2019)

Ross, David, MEd, MSEE (Site PI): Fast-Switching, High-Contrast, Electrochromic Sunwear for Persons with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and Other Age-Related Ocular Diseases; NIH (NEI) (2014 - 2016)

Ross, David, MEd, MSEE (Site PI): HandSight: Supporting Everyday Activities through Touch-Vision; NIH (NEI) (2014 - 2017)

Ross, David, MEd, MSEE: Precision Navigation for the Blind; NIH (NEI) (2015 - 2018)

Sathian, Krish, MD, PhD (MPI): Crossmodal Associations between Visual and Auditory Features; NIH (NEI) (2015 - 2018)

Sathian, Krish, MD, PhD: Mentoring Emory Neuroclinician Trainees in Research (MENTIR); NIH (NINDS) (2009 - 2019)

Wolf, Steven, PhD (Mentor): CORRT Training Grant; K12 (2014 - 2018)

Wolf, Steven, PhD (Site PI): Rehabilitation Research and Engineering Center - Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques and Interventions; NIDRR (2013 - 2018)

Wolf, Steven, PhD (Co-PI): STAR-SEC (Stroke Trials And Research-South Eastern Collaborative; NIH, Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U10) (2013 - 2018)

Wolf, Steven, PhD (Site PI): Telerehabilitation for Patients with Stroke; NIH (2015 - 2017)

Wolf, Steven, PhD (Mentor): TIGRR Training Grant; K12 (2012 - 2017)

Wolf, Steven, PhD (Co-PI): Training Movement Scientists: Focus on Prosthetics and Orthotics; NIH (2013 - 2018)

Yu, Shan Ping, MD, PhD: Application of Optogenetics in iPS Cell Transplantation Therapy for Ischemic Stroke; NIH (2015 - 2019)

Yu, Shan Ping, MD, PhD: Non-invasive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as Protective and Regenerative Treatment of Stroke; NIH (2015 - 2017)

Yu, Shan Ping, MD, PhD: Stroke Treatment by Chemically-induced Hypothermia; NIH (2015 - 2017)