Active Research

VA Rehabilitation R&D Center Awards

Crosson, Bruce, PhDAtlanta VA Rehabilitation R&D Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation; VA RR&D (2017 – 2022)

VA Research Career Scientist Awards

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

Pardue, Machelle, PhD: Senior Research Career Scientist Award; VA RR&D (2019 – 2025)

VA Merit Review / SPiRE Awards

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD: Bridging Animal and Human Models of Exercise-induced Visual Rehabilitation; VA RR&D (2015 – 2018)

Duncan, Erica, MDToxoplasma gondii, the kynurenine pathway, and suicidal behavior in veterans; VA CSR&D (2016 – 2020)

Hackney, Madeleine, PhDPartnered Dance Aerobic Exercise as a neuroprotective, motor and cognitive intervention in Parkinson's disease; VA RR&D (2019 – 2023)

Maa, April, MDSpatial Cognitive Training in Visual Impairment; VA RR&D (2016 – 2018)

McGregor, Keith, PhDEffects of Aging on Cortical Excitability During Motor Learning; VA RR&D (2018 – 2020)

Nocera, Joe, PhD: Graded Intensity Aerobic Exercise to Improve Cerebrovascular Function and Performance in Aged Veterans; VA RR&D (2018 – 2022)

Pardue, Machelle, PhDDopamine Treatments for Diabetic Retinopathy; VA RR&D (2018 – 2021)

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

Shim, Seong, MDTherapeutic actions of GSK-3 inhibition in rmTBI; VA RR&D (2017 – 2019)

Vaughan, Camille, MDBehavioral or Solifenacin Therapy for Urinary Symptoms in Parkinson Disease; VA RR&D (2018 – 2022)

Yu, Shan Ping, MD, PhDNovel Regenerative Treatment for TBI and Post-TBI Depression; VA RR&D (2018 – 2021)

VA Career Development Awards

Allen, Rachael, PhD: Neuroprotective strategies for retinopathy and cognition in diabetes; VA RR&D (2019 – 2024)

Feola, Andrew, PhDThe Effect of Estrogen Deficiencies on Vision Loss in Glaucoma; VA RR&D (2018 – 2023)

White, Todd, PhDMolecular characterization of a rat model of chronic mild traumatic brain injury; VA RR&D (2017 – 2020)

Woodbury, Anna, MDFeasibility Study: fMRI Evaluation of Auricular PENFS for Fibromyalgia; VA RR&D (2017 – 2019)

Other VA Funded Awards

Duncan, Erica, MDDouble-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of Lithium for Preventing Repeated Suicidal Self-Directed Violence in Patients with Depression or Bipolar Disorder; VA Cooperative Study (2016 – 2020)

Hackney, Madeleine, PhDAssiSTed EaRly MobIlity for HospitalizeD Older Veterans (STRIDE); VA GEC T21 (2018 – 2019)

Maa, April, MDI-Interpret; VA Innovation Initiative (2017 – 2018)

Maa, April, MDTechnology-based Eye Care Services (TECS):  Improving Access to Eye Care for Veterans - Spread Grant; VA Innovation Initiative (2016 – 2018)

Maa, April, MD: Technology based Eye Care Services (TECS) on national EWIVA ORH (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 – 2018)

Vaughan, E. Camille, MD, MS (Site Lead - Co-PI)GRECC Connect; VA ORH (2018 – 2019)

Non VA Funded Awards

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD (Co-PI)Exercise-induced retinal neuroprotection; NIH (NEI) (2018 – 2022)

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD (Co-PI, Core Director): Core Grant for Vision Research; NIH (NEI) (1991 – 2021)

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

Boatright, Jeffrey, PhD (Co-PI): The RPE and Recovery of the Blood Retina Barrier; NIH (NEI) (2018 – 2022)

Duncan, Erica, MD (Co-PI)Molecular Pathways of the Kynurenine System in the Neuroimmunology and Psychophysiology of Schizophrenia; NIH (2018 – 2020)

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)

Griffiths, Patricia C, PhD: Testing Tele-Savvy, an On-line Psychoeducation Program for Informal Alzheimer's Caregivers; NIH (2016 – 2020)

Pardue, Machelle, PhD (Co-PI)Exercise-induced retinal neuroprotection; NIH (NEI) (2018 – 2022)

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

Wolf, Steven, PhD (Mentor): CORRT Training Grant; K12 (2014 – 2022)

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

Yu, Shan Ping, MD, PhDStem cell transplantation therapy via intranasal delivery after stroke; NIH (2016 – 2020)

Yu, Shan Ping, MD, PhD: Stroke Treatment by Chemically-induced Hypothermia; NIH (2015 – 2019)