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Save the Date: January 27th 9:30Am - 11:30AM

We invite you to attend the first Design and Technologies for Healthy Aging (DATHA) meeting of the year featuring CVNR Study Coordinator and Lab Manager, Ashley Harrill, MS, MA, CRC on January 27th 9:30 – 11:00am.

Ms. Harrill is the Lab Manager for the Veteran Caregiving Support Studies Lab at the Center of Excellence for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation at the Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is also a Research Scientist at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech.  Ms. Harrill recently graduated with a MA in Gerontology from Georgia State University. After a brief meet-and-greet, Ms. Harrill will discuss her thesis work on the CG ASSIST in-home assistive technology training intervention. Discussion and networking to follow.

Location: The meeting will be held at GA Tech in Room 207, 2nd floor of the Health Systems Institute (HSI) Building, located at 828 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Visitor parking is located directly in front of the HSI building entrance (Area 6 Visitor Lot off 5th Street across from Ray's Pizza) with an hourly rate of $1.50.  Metered parking is also available.


NEW FUNDING:  Hackney, Perkins & Dillard Receive 250K in PCORI Funding

Madeleine Hackney, PhD, VA Research Scientist & Emory Assistant Professor of Medicine, Molly Perkins, PhD, Emory Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Rebecca Dillard, MA, of the Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, were recently awarded 250K over two years for their proposal, Developing a Research Participation Enhancement and Advocacy Training Program for Diverse Seniors, through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Awards mechanism. The program is aimed at increasing participation of under-served older adults in clinical research.  Congratulations Dr. Hackney!

NEW FUNDING:  Pardue partners with Buffalo VA; receives 3 year grant looking at why veterans can lose their vision long after combat, and what can be done about the problem

Machelle Pardue, PhD , Atlanta VA Research Career Scientist & Emory Associate Professor, has teamed up with Steven J. Fliesler, PhD from the Buffalo VA to study how that vision loss occurs and how it might be prevented. Congratulations Dr. Pardue!

Read more about this new research grant from Months after IED blasts, vision may fade.



Technology Horizons Featured in VA Research Currents, Fall 2014 Edition

David Ross' various research projects focusing on developing new technology to help Veterans with vision problems has been featured in the 2014 Fall Edition of VA Research Currents, Research News for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Research Currents 2014 Fall Edition

Mr. Ross has multiple way-finding projects at the CVNR and one in collaboration with the University of Maryland. Those projects are helping those with vision loss to find their way around easier and more effectively.

Congratulations - it's so exciting to have this new technology in the works.

More details about Mr. Ross' projects can be found in our CVNR Press Releases.


For a complete list of what has been happening in the CVNR, please visit our News & Events page