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August 2003 Issue

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Allied Health Receives Funding

Published August 2003

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders received grant funding of $799,236 from the U.S. Department of Education to support six doctoral students per year for the four year period, 2003-2007. The funding is part of the Department of Education's funding for Leadership Training in Special Education through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The project will prepare doctoral students for teaching and research careers in higher education in the area of language and literacy support for children with special needs. Jo-Anne Prendeville, EdD, is the principal investigator. The proposal was written in collaboration with Dr. Wayne Secord, a visiting faculty member for the last three years. Students will gain skills in teaching, supervision, research, and working collaboratively with school personnel to develop best practices in the schools.

Sarah Couch, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, received a Grant-in-Aid Award from the Ohio Valley Affiliate of the American Heart Association in the amount of $103,333 for 2003-2005. The grant will support a study examining the effectiveness of a nutrition intervention emphasizing fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and low-fat, low-sodium foods on improving dietary knowledge, diet quality and blood pressure in adolescents with hypertension. Co-investigators on the project are Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, director of the Cincinnati Children's Hypertension Center, Brian Saelens, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Grace Falciglia, PhD, professor of nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

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