Pilot Award Recipients

 
 
 
OBESITY / DIET / PA
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Anna Bardone-Cone (2010)
UNC Chapel Hill
Psychology
Pathways to binge eating in women of Color
Sandra Blackstock (2009 & 2011)
NC A&T
School of Nursing
Reducing obesity among African-American females on a historically black college and university campus
Marlyn Allicock (2008)
UNC Chapel Hill
Nutrition
Evaluating the implementation and adoption of the nationally disseminated body & soul program
Krista Perreira (2008)
UNC Chapel Hill
Public Policy
Dietary patterns and obesity risk among Latino infants & toddlers in N.C.
Carmen Samuel-Hodge (2007)
UNC Chapel Hill
Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Table talk: An intergenerational conversation about diet, physical activity and weight among African-American females
Seronda Jackson (2007)
NCCU
Public Health Education
NCCU Eat Smart Be Active II
Walter Charles (2006)
NCCU
Psychology
The health implications of intergenerational changes in food consumption patterns among English-speaking Caribbean immigrants
Josephine Boyington (2005)
Shaw U.
Institute for Health, Social, and Community Research
Attitudes and perceptions towards factors related to diet and physical activity among African-American adolescent females and their caregivers
Suchi (Guadalupe) Ayala (2002)
UNC Chapel Hill
Health Behavior
Development of an ecologically based obesity prevention intervention for Latino
 
 
CHRONIC DISEASE
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Wanda Lawrence (2011)
WSSU
School of Nursing
Designing an intervention for African-American women to increase their knowledge level and awareness of heart attack.
Dana Carthron (2010)
WSSU
School of Nursing
Impact of caregiving responsibilities on the trajectory of self-management activities and provider support among African-American caregiving grandmothers
Patricia Gregory (2006)
UNC Chapel Hill
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division
Patient preferences in post acute stroke rehabilitation destination
Bonnie Yankaskas (2005)
UNC Chapel Hill
Radiology
Breast cancer oral history project
Suma Vupputuri (2005)
UNC Chapel Hill
Epi/Nephrology
Racial/ethnic disparities in chronic kidney disease in Edgecombe Co., N.C.
Debra Brown (2004) (Married surname: Barksdale)
UNC Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Stress and cardiovascular responses in black men
Sharon Williams (2004)
UNC Chapel Hill
Allied Health
Stroke disparities: Conceptualizing disease management at the family level
Kulwinder Kaur-Walker (2004)
ECSU
Psychology
Developmental funding: To fight health disparities among African-American women in NE N.C.-Breast Cancer Awareness Project
Michael Fisher (2003)
UNC Chapel Hill
Dept of Family Medicine
Cause of racial disparities in blood pressure control among hypertensive patients
Bennett Edwards (2002)
Shaw U.
Health Sciences
Effects of massage therapy on diabetic patients
Carmen Samuel Hodge (2002)
UNC Chapel Hill
Nutrition
Effects of diet on cardiovascular risk in African-American women with diabetes
 
 
LIFESTYLE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Jill Stewart (2011)
UNC Chapel Hill
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Developing, optimizing, and validating non-invasive measures for zoonotic pathogen carriage.
Jennie Chang DeGagne (2010)
NCCU
School of Nursing
Perceptions and experiences of health disparities among foreign-born Asian-Indian Americans and Korean-Americans in N.C.: A mixed methods pilot study
Karin Yeatts/ Chris Heaney (2009)
UNC Chapel Hill
Epidemiology
Odors, health and quality of life in a community bordering a landfill
Chanequa Walker-Barnes (2008)
Shaw U.
Divinity School
Cultural attitudes and expectations regarding intimate relationships among African-Americans
Jim Thomas (2006)
UNC Chapel Hill
Epidemiology
The community health effects of high incarceration rates in Guilford County
Douglas Crawford-Brown (2003)
UNC Chapel Hill
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Public health and environmental risks in low-income minority communities in Mebane, N.C.
Judy Foxworth (2004)
WSSU
Physical Therapy
Addressing the health and wellness needs of African-Americans living in subsidized housing
 
 
HIV / AIDs
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Peter Mucha (2009)
UNC Chapel Hill
Math
Network-aware modeling of HIV
Michele Berger (2008)
UNC Chapel Hill
Women’s Studies
The mothers and daughters HIV/AIDS prevention series: The power of intergenerational communication and experience
Lisa Hightow-Weidman (2007)
UNC Chapel Hill
Medicine
Exploring barriers and facilitators to HIV testing among Latino men in North Carolina
Deborah Jones (2005)
UNC Chapel Hill
Psychology
Role of the co-parent relationship in the prevention of HIV/AIDS risk behaviors among low-income, African-American adolescents
Carol Bunch (2003)
Shaw U.
Social Sciences
Risky behaviors associated with HIV/AIDS of African-American college women
 
 
HEALTH SERVICES
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Alison Stuebe (2011)
UNC Chapel Hill
School of Medicine
Alamance/UNC Breastfeeding Collaboration (ABC) Project
Darren DeWalt (2007)
UNC Chapel Hill
School of Medicine
Overcoming barriers to communication between non-native Spanish-speaking clinicians and Latino patients with limited English proficiency: A pilot study
Vanhook, Linda (2005)
Shaw U.
Institute for Health, Social, and Community Research
Developmental funding: Exploring health content obtained from students at HBCUs
Sleath, Betsy (2005)
UNC Chapel Hill
School of Pharmacy
improving pharmacy services for Latinos in North Carolina
Afenyi-Annan, Araba (2004)
UNC Chapel Hill
Pathology
Factors influencing African-Americans’ participation in blood donation
 
 
MENTAL HEALTH
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Eleanor Seaton (2009)
UNC Chapel Hill
Psychology
Perceived discrimination and mental health among African-American adolescents
Sara Bledsoe (2008)
UNC Chapel Hill
School of Social Work
Better beginnings: A feasibility test of brief, culturally relevant treatment for depression in pregnant low-income adolescents
Tyehimba Hunt-Harrison (2004)
UNC Chapel Hill
Psychiatry
A pilot study exploring the barriers to African-American youth participation in child and adolescent psychiatric clinical research
 
 
 
AGING
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Cecile Yancu (2010)
WSSU
Sociology
Bridging the chasm: Reframing palliative care communication protocols between end-of-life care providers and African-American adults
Giselle Corbie-Smith (2002)
UNC Chapel Hill
Social Medicine
End-of-life care in the African-American community: Exploring hospice use
 
 
MINORITY RECRUITMENT
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Laura McQueen (2006)
NC A&T U
School of Nursing
Ensuring the success of Hispanic nursing students at historically black universities: Recruitment and retention of Hispanic nursing students
Jessie Satia (2002)
UNC Chapel Hill
Nutrition
Methods and strategies to recruit African-Americans into research studies
 
 
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
 
Principal investigator and year
University
Department
Title of research project
Okot Nyormoi (2003)
NCCU
Julius Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Inst.
Transcription factor AP-2beta polymorphism in African-Americans
Julie Daniels (2003)
UNC Chapel Hill
Epidemiology
Omega fatty acids and preterm delivery and birth weight in N.C.