Grants and Funding

RR&D

Agency ID: B9250-C
Project Title: 
Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence
VA Investigator/Role: Rory A Cooper Director; Brad Dicianno, Medical Director
Type/Source: 
RR&D Core Funding
Current FY Amount:
$900,000
Total Amount:
$4,500,000
Start Date:
7/1/2014
End Date:
6/30/2019
Status:
Active Center

Agency ID: F1454-R
Project Title: 
Assessment of an Experimental Robotic Assisted Transfer Device
VA Investigator/Role:
 Rory Cooper, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
 RR&D Merit Review
Current FY Amount:
$254,255
Total Amount:
$1,097,211
Start Date:
1/1/2015
End Date:
 6/30/2019
Status:
Active

Agency ID: B1464-R
Project Title: 
Covert Sensorimotor Mapping for Guiding Brain-Computer Interfaces
VA Investigator/Role: 
Jennifer Collinger, PhD, PI
Type/Source: 
RR&D Merit Review
Current FY Amount:
$268,709
Total Amount:
$824,130
Start Date:
1/1/2015
End Date:
12/31/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: B0971-R
Project Title: 
Field-Based Assessment of Energy Expenditure in SCI 
VA Investigator/Role: 
Dan Ding, PhD, PI
Type/Source: 
RR&D Merit Review
Current FY Amount:
$269,805
Total Amount:
$824,999
Start Date:
4/1/2015
End Date:
3/31/19
Status:
Active

Agency ID: B6214-L
Project Title:
Senior Research Career Scientist
VA Investigator/Role:
 Rory Cooper, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
VA-Career Scientist
Current FY Amount:
$120,721
Total Amount:
$845,047
Start Date:
3/1/2015
End Date:
2/28/2022
Status:
Active

Agency ID: VA-244-17-C-0288
Project Title: 
Telehealth Assessment for Wheeled Mobility Devices for Rural Veterans
VA Investigator/Role: 
Brad Dicianno, MD, PI
Type/Source:
Under Secretary for Health/Office of Rural Health/Office of Veteran Access to Care
Current FY Amount:
$28,084
Total Amount:
$337,007
Start Date:
 9/1/2017
End Date:
8/31/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: VA791-12-C-0021
Project Title: 
Assistive Technology Services Polytrauma Rehatilitation System of Care
VA Investigator/Role:
 Mark Schmeler, PhD, PI
Type/Source: 
Department of Veterans Affairs Denver Acquisition & Logistics Center
Current FY Amount:
$561,797
Total Amount:
$3,970,805
Start Date:
3/15/2013
End Date:
7/31/2018
Status:
Active

Federal Non-VA

Agency ID: 000509380-SP004-006
Project Title:
HIIT Training
VA Investigator/Role:
Alicia Koontz, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
NIH
Current FY Amount:
$15,086
Total Amount:
$60,344
Start Date:
End Date:
Status:
Active

Agency ID: 90DP0078-01
Project Title: 
Translating Transfer Training and Wheelchair Maintenance into Practice
VA Investigator/Role: 
Michael Boninger, MD, PI
Type/Source: 
Administration for Community Living
Current FY Amount:
$123,448
Total Amount:
$613,372
Start Date:
9/30/2015
End Date:
9/30/2020
Status:
Active

Agency ID: 90SI5014-01-00
Project Title: 
The University of Pittsburgh Model Center for Spinal Cord Injury
VA Investigator/Role: 
Michael Boninger, MD, PI
Type/Source: 
Administration for Community Living
Current FY Amount:
 $300,153
Total Amount:
$1,500,765
Start Date:
9/30/2016
End Date:
9/29/2021
Status:
Active

Agency ID: N6601-16-C-4051
Project Title: 
Neural Control of Dexterous Manipulation and Translation to a Portable System
VA Investigator/Role:
 Jennifer Collinger, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
DARPA
Current FY Amount:
$803,624
Total Amount:
$2,447,394
Start Date: 
8/16/2016
End Date: 
8/15/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: U01 DD001078
Project Title:
National Spina Bifida Patient Registry at the Univ. of Pittsburgh
VA Investigator/Role:
Brad Dicianno, MD, PI
Type/Source:
Center for Disease Control
Current FY Amount:
$66,985
Total Amount:
$327,925
Start Date:
9/1/2014
End Date:
9/31/2019
Status:
Active

Agency ID: 1511139-001
Project Title:
 UNS:  Optimal Adaptive Control Methods for a Hybrid Exoskeleton
VA Investigator/Role: 
Brad Dicianno, MD, PI
Type/Source: 
National Science Foundation
Current FY Amount:
$8,394
Total Amount:
$16,789
Start Date:
7/15/2015
End Date:
6/30/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: U01DD001077
Project Title: 
Comp-A Developing the Spina Bifida Collaborative Care Network
VA Investigator/Role: 
Brad Dicianno, MD, PI
Type/Source: 
Spina Bifida Association
Current FY Amount:
$27,560
Total Amount:
$133,217
Start Date:
9/1/2014
End Date:
9/31/2019
Status:

Agency ID: 90DP0056
Project Title:
 Self-Management Assistance through Technology - Virtual Coaches for Wheelchair Users
VA Investigator/Role:
Dan Ding, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
 Administration for Community Living
Current FY Amount:
$474,590
Total Amount:
$2,372,456
Start Date:
10/1/2013
End Date:
9/30/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: 000509854-002
Project Title: 
RERC on Recreational Technology
VA Investigator/Role: 
Dan Ding, PhD, PI
Type/Source: 
Administration for Community Living
Current FY Amount:
$133,410
Total Amount:
$703,360
Start Date:
10/1/2012
End Date:
9/30/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: WARD
Project Title: Anti Rollback Wheelchair Device
VA Investigator/Role: Jon Pearlman, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
NIH
Current FY Amount:
$105,144
Total Amount:
$212,788
Start Date:
3/1/2016
End Date:
5/31/2018
Status: 

Agency ID: 440001148/WO 015
Project Title: Curb Ramp Design
VA Investigator/Role: Jon Pearlman, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
Federal Housing Authority
Current FY Amount: $38,888
Total Amount:
$175,000
Start Date:
6/5/2017
End Date:
11/2/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: 90DPGE0002-01-00
Project Title: Innovation in Disability Empowerment and Service Delivery
VA Investigator/Role: Brad Dicianno, MD, PI
Type/Source: Administration for Community Living Training
Current FY Amount: $499,960
Total Amount: $2,468,222
Start Date: 9/30/2016
End Date: 9/29/2021
Status: Active

Agency ID: W81XWH-17-1-0620
Project Title: Manual Wheelchair Virtual Seating Coach
VA Investigator/Role: Rory Cooper, PhD - PI
Type/Source: US Army
Current FY Amount: $12,372
Total Amount: $148,468
Start Date: 9/1/2017
End Date: 8/31/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: W81XWH-12-2-0060
Project Title: Autologous Fat Grafting for Treating Pain at Amputation sites
VA Investigator/Role: Rory Cooper, PhD, PI
Type/Source: US Army
Current FY Amount:
NCE
Total Amount:
$429,844
Start Date:
9/30/2012
End Date:
9/29/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: DGE1144584
Project Title:
 IGERT: Interdisciplinary Research Training in Rehabilitation Engineering
VA Investigator/Role:
 Rory Cooper, PhD, PI
Type/Source: 
National Science Foundation
Current FY Amount:
NCE
Total Amount:
$2,993,021
Start Date:
7/15/2012
End Date:
6/30/2018
Status: 
Active

Agency ID: K12 HD001097-19, K12HD1097-20
Project Title: 
Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program
VA Investigator/Role:
Michael Boninger, MD - Project Director
Type/Source: 
National Institute of Health
Current FY Amount:
$919,914
Total Amount:
$4,081,127
Start Date:
3/1/2012
End Date:
2/28/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: 5P2CHD08643
Project Title: 
Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training  (AR3T)
VA Investigator/Role:
Michael Boninger, MD, PI
Type/Source: 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Current FY Amount:
$840,528
Total Amount:
$4,202,144
Start Date:
9/17/2015
End Date:
6/30/2020
Status:
Active

Agency ID: EEC1560174
Project Title: 
American Student Placements & Internships in Rehabilitation Engineering Veterans Supplement
VA Investigator/Role: Rory Cooper, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
 National Science Foundation
Current FY Amount:
$116,011
Total Amount:
$351,506
Start Date:
3/1/2016
End Date:
2/29/2019
Status:
Active

Agency ID: EEC1560174
Project Title: 
American Student Placements & Internships in Rehabilitation Engineering Veterans Supplement
VA Investigator/Role:
Rory Cooper, PhD, PI
Type/Source: 
National Science Foundation
Current FY Amount:
$20,000
Total Amount:
$20,000
Start Date:
3/1/2016
End Date:
2/29/2019
Status:
Active

Agency ID: EEC1358903
Project Title:
 Quality of Life Research Experience for Undergraduates
VA Investigator/Role:
Dan Ding, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
 National Science Foundation Training
Current FY Amount:
$116,261
Total Amount:
$345,739
Start Date:
4/1/2014
End Date:
3/31/2018
Status:
Active

Agency ID: EEC-1609556 
Project Title: 
Research Experience for Teachers 
VA Investigator/Role:
Mary Goldberg, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
NSF
Current FY Amount:
$196,893
Total Amount:
$596,467
Start Date:
7/1/2016
End Date:
6/30/2019
Status:
Active

Agency ID: 90AR5021
Project Title:
 Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training: Career Advancement for Engineers in the Science of Rehabilitation (CAESOR)
VA Investigator/Role:
Dan Ding, PhD - Project Director
Type/Source: 
Administration for Community Living Training
Current FY Amount:
$150,000
Total Amount:
$714,947
Start Date:
10/1/2014
End Date:
9/30/2019
Status:
Active

Agency ID: R44HD085702
Project Title: 
Development and Evaluation of an Automated Transfer Technology
VA Investigator/Role:
Alicia Koontz, PhD, PI
Type/Source:
NIH
Current FY Amount:
$237,093
Total Amount:
$453,146
Start Date:
9/1/2015
End Date:
8/31/2018
Status:
Active

Non-Federal

Agency ID: 3064-Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation
Project Title: Effect of Vibration Exercise on Upper Limb Strength, Function and Pain
VA Investigator/Role: Alicia Koontz, PhD, PI
Type/Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America
Current FY Amount: $37,435
Total Amount: $74,869
Start Date: 4/1/2016
End Date: 3/31/2018
Status: Active

Agency ID: 3101-Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation
Project Title: Development and Testing of a Bed-Integrated Scale for Paralyzed Veterans
VA Investigator/Role: Jon Pearlman, PhD, Co-I
Type/Source: Paralyzed Veterans of America
Current FY Amount: $72,106
Total Amount: $146,859
Start Date: 2/1/2016
End Date: 1/31/2018
Status: Active

Agency ID: FMA 03233
Project Title: Systematic Analysis of Functional Mobility Assessment (FMA) Outcomes Data
VA Investigator/Role: Mark Schmeler, PhD, PI
Type/Source: VGM Group, Inc.
Current FY Amount: $100,000
Total Amount: $517,211
Start Date: 9/9/2015
End Date: 9/8/2020
Status: Active

Training Programs

Agency ID: Disabled Veterans National Foundation
Project Title: Experiential Learning for Veterans in Assistive Technology and Engineering
VA Investigator/Role: Rory Cooper, PhD, PI
Type/Source: Disabled Veterans National Foundation
Current FY Amount: $12,500
Total Amount: $25,000
Start Date: 4/1/2017
End Date: 5/1/2018
Status: Active

 Dan Ding, PhD, PI