Gallaudet University

12/05/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2018 01:59

Gallaudet University Receives Grant Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Gallaudet University Receives Grant Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Office of Sponsored Programs wishes to congratulate Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, Principal Investigator, on her supplemental award from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $187,476 for her project 'PROMIS - ASL: Cognitive Ability and Cognitive Concerns Scales for Deaf Adults with Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias'.

Summary of the Project

The availability of patient-reported outcome measures in ASL and English and such that is valid for users of accessible technology and services will provide important insights on improving prevention and treatment models that will lead to better personal and public health within the underserved DHH population. Additional supplement funding was obtained to investigate Alzheimer's and dementia-related issues in the Deaf community.

Details of the award are as follows:

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar, Principal Investigator

Psychology Department

National Institutes of Health

Award No.: 5R01DC014463-04

Dollar amount of federal funds awarded: $187,476 for the period of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019

Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 100%

Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources: 0%, $0

Dollar amount of federal funds awarded: $187,476 for the period of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019

Percentage total cost of the program financed with federal funding: 100%

Percentage and dollar amount of the total costs funded by non-governmental sources: 0%, $0

Grants are integral to establishing 'Gallaudet as the epicenter of research development and outreach leading to advancements in knowledge and practice for deaf and hard of hearing people and all humanity.' A central component of Gallaudet University's mission is the enhancement of faculty and staff opportunities for creative and scholarly research and training. If you have a question about the grant writing process or if you have an idea or concept and would like to discuss potential grant opportunities, please contact Audrey Wineglass Foster at [email protected] We look forward to meeting and working with you.