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ENHP Awards Over $50,000 in 2018 Seed and Sprout Grants

Posted 02/12/2018
Submitted by Kelly Anderson
Category: Campus Announcements

The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions’ Institute for Translational Research (ITR) sponsors the College’s annual Seed and Sprout Grants. These are competitive research grants designed to support faculty development of new research and furthering directed initiatives in health and education. 

The ITR and the Advisory Council on Research are pleased to announce that the following applications for the 2018 Seed and Sprout grant have been awarded:

Seed Grants ($3,000)

Becoming a Changemaker: Perspectives from Pre-Service Teachers” – Maggie Clark and Sarah Hart (Education)

“Bridging the gap: basic science and translation to application” – Doug Dix and Colleen Muñoz (Health Sciences)

“Analysis of Syntactic Complexity and Its Relationship to Writing” – Thilagha Jagaiah (Education)

Sprout Grant ($3,700) – General Opportunity

Inviting Research Participation from Individuals with Significant Disabilities”– Sarah Hart (Education)

Sprout Grants ($6,000) – General Opportunities

“Teaching and Learning from Mistakes in Early Childhood Classrooms” – Maleka Donaldson (Education)

SIPS-H2O: Supporting Information from Public Surveys related to Hydration and Health Outcomes” – Colleen Muñoz (Health Sciences), Michael Wininger and Mary Gannotti (Rehabilitation Sciences)

Are similar asymmetries found between muscle activity, angular velocity and ground reaction force measurements during drop landing?” – Kristamarie Pratt (Rehabilitation Sciences)

STEM to STEAM for All” – Sheetal Sood and Lisa Zawilinski (Education)

Sprout Grant ($7,000) – Directed Health Opportunity

The impact of team-based learning throughout a PT curriculum on students' development of clinical reasoning” – Tricia Prokop, Danni Bellows, Barbara Crane, Dawn Roller, and Donna Snowdon (Rehabilitation Sciences)

Sprout Grant ($7,000) – Directed Education Opportunity

Effect of optimal trunk support on academic engagement in children with moderate to severe disability” – Sandra Saavedra (Rehabilitation Sciences) and Thilagha Jagaiah (Education)

The Institute for Translational Research, a public scholarship and research organization in the University’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, supports the Seed and Sprout Grants. The Institute “translates" scientific results into relevant outcomes for community and the professions. To learn more visit