Yu-Ping Chen, associate professor of physical therapy and Gerald Zavorsky, associate professor of respiratory therapy, have each received a pilot grant from Healthcare Innovation Program/Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (HIP/ACTSI). The ACTSI consortium, comprised of Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, is part of a national effort to improve biomedical research. The consortium’s goal is to take laboratory discoveries and make them available in clinical settings to treat patients and to develop the next generation of clinical researchers.
Chen’s research “Effectiveness of Functional Strength Training in Virtual Reality Games for Improving Arm Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy” continues her work in developing tools to aid children with cerebral palsy. Zavorsky’s work “High Intensity Interval Training in Heart Failure: The Gold Standard of Future Patient Care,” extends his work to include patients with stable heart failure and the effects of exercise on cardiopulmonary function.
Previously, Andrew Butler, professor and associate dean for research and Patricia Clark, professor of nursing, received HIP/ACTSI grants.