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Company Name:
OREGON CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE, INC.
Address:
2508-A Oakmont Way
EUGENE, OR 97401
Phone:
N/A
URL:
EIN:
193109346
DUNS:
783579782
Number of Employees:
11
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
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Has Patents?:
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Number of Patents:
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Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $11,245,918.00 98
SBIR Phase II $53,726,256.00 58

Award List:

INTERACTIVE VIDEO PROGRAM TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF HIV ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Dennis V. Ary , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

INTERACTIVE VIDEO PROGRAM TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF HIV ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$450,400.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Dennis V. Ary , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome prevalence rates among adolescents and young adults suggest that they are important target groups for prevention efforts. we will produce a setof interactive video programs which promote safer sexual practices by (a) providing the skills and information necessary… More

INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,800.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John Noell
Abstract:
This project will produce an interactive videodisc-based system (ivd) smoking cessation system. the system will help people stop smoking, by using a sophisticated smoking intervention program. a key feature of the interactive system is that tailors the intervention to the user's characteristics.… More

Physician Office-Based Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,897.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John Noell
Abstract:
This project will produce an interactive videodisc-based (IVD) program for use in health care provider offices. The program will facilitate provision of basic information about anatomy, physiology, and contraception to adolescent patients. The program will use a format that promotes adolescent… More

Interactive Videodisc Program¿Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,963.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John Noell
Abstract:
This project will produce an interactive videodisc-based (IVD) system designed to promote adolescent pregnancy prevention through postponement of sexual intercourse, or through the use of effective contraceptive methods for sexually active adolescents. The IVD program will provide a non-threatening… More

Interactive Videodisc Intervention to Reduct CHD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,906.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John W. Noell
Abstract:
N/a

Interactive Health Risk Appraisal for the Elderly

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,008.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. Irvine
Abstract:
This project will develop a fully interactive Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) System for the elderly. Toffer video presentations and printed educational health risk messages. Risk areas to be covered incactivity and flexibility, mental health (e.g., social networks), diet, alcohol use, injury… More

Worksite HRA Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,943.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. Irvine
Abstract:
The primary objective of this project is to produce a computerized cardiovascular disease risk reduuse in worksites. It will feature a personalized health risk assessment (HRA). The system will be desettings. The kiosk-based system will administer an individualized health risk assessment (via… More

Preventing Drug Use by Teaching the Scientific Method

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,963.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Bonnie Grossen
Abstract:
N/a

Interactive Health Risk Appraisal for Behavior Change

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A Irvine
Abstract:
N/a

Earth Science Videodisc Program for Hearing Impaired

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,958.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald Steely
Abstract:
N/a

Interactive Videodisc Intervention to Reduct CHD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$733,393.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John W. Noell
Abstract:
This project will produce and evaluate an interactive videodisc-based (IVD) system designed to reduce coronary heart disease risk in the worksite by modifying employee dietary behavior. The interactive system will "tailor" the intervention presentation to the user's characteristics. Using dietary… More

INTERACTIVE VIDEO PROGRAM TO PREVENT YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,952.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM TO CHANGE EMPLOYEE EXERCISE BEHAVIOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

COMPREHENSION AND SPELLING PROGRAMS FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,745.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE THROUGH LIFE SCIENCE INSTRUCT

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Preventing Drug Use by Teaching the Scientific Method

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,667.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Bonnie Grossen
Abstract:
Adolescent use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs has increased recently, after nearly two decaOne effective method of renewing prevention efforts is cross curriculum exposure to substance abuseinteractive video. Instruction in the scientific method using drug examples can provide a powerful… More

Earth Science Videodisc Program for Hearing Impaired

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,498.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald Steely
Abstract:
Poor academic performance among deaf and hard-of-hearing students, particularly in science, is partattributable to inappropriate science materials that assume students can both hear and read. Furtherdelivery is usually poor because teachers are untrained in the communication needs of this… More

Interactive Health Risk Appraisal for Behavior Change

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$737,491.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A Irvine
Abstract:
This project will produce and evaluate a computerized, touch screen, interactive video system to adHealth Risk Appraisal. Users will input data to this stand-alone system via touch screen. Video segmuser of risk. Users will also receive a personalized printed summary report, and if appropriate,… More

INTERACTIVE VIDEO--EDUCATION FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Irvine, a blair
Abstract:
N/a

multimedia program to prevent adolescent Sexual Coercion

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$632,837.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM TO TEACH PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-GRADE K-3

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Glang, ann e
Abstract:
N/a

Multimedia smoking cessation intervention for worksites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$472,940.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

CARE OF THE AGED--A MULTIMEDIA STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,962.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Irvine, a b
Abstract:
N/a

MULTIMEDIA FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,645.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Interactive HRA for Behavior Change by the Elderly

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$751,177.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. Irvine
Abstract:
This project will develop a fully interactive Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) System for the elderly. Toffer video presentations and printed educational health risk messages. Risk areas to be covered incactivity and flexibility, mental health (e.g., social networks), diet, alcohol use, injury… More

Worksite HRA Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$753,713.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. Irvine
Abstract:
The primary objective of this project is to produce a computerized cardiovascular disease risk reduuse in worksites. It will feature a personalized health risk assessment (HRA). The system will be desettings. The kiosk-based system will administer an individualized health risk assessment (via… More

MENOPAUSE--ENHANCING WOMENS KNOWLEDGE & DECISION MAKING

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,984.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Noell, John
Abstract:
N/a

COMPREHENSION AND SPELLING PROGRAMS FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,806.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM TO TEACH BICYCLE SAFETY--GRADE K-3

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Glang, Ann E
Abstract:
N/a

SEXUAL PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL RETARDATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Wells, Jennifer J
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,974.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

PREVENTING HIV: A CD-ROM PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$57,523.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Wells
Abstract:
Not Available Individuals with disabilities are faced with unique barriers to education and employment. Virtual Reality can be used as an innovative technology to improve the self-determination, self-esteem, and positive interaction skills which could minimize the barriers to education and… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,919.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

NICOTINE REPLACEMENT FOR INTERACTIVE SMOKING CESSATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,959.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John W. Noell
Abstract:
Not Available This proposal addresses the development of a novel blade clearance measurement system (CMS) for gas turbine engines. Innovations related to electronic signal conditioning, sensor and cable configuration, and signal processing improve the resolution and bandwidth by a factor of 10… More

INTERACTIVE TRAINING FOR PARENTS OF AT-RISK ADOLESCENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$104,186.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
Not Available The proposed effort seeks to address architectural, algorithmic and software issues in developing a diagnostics and prognostics system to support CBM of large complex systems such as Naval platforms and weapon systems. Leveraging our fault modeling and diagnostic tools for onboard… More

MULTIMEDIA FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,852.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ann E. Glang
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ann E. Glang
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$349,331.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ann E. Glang
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,936.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald G. Steely
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald G. Steely
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Wells
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John W. Noell
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$339,512.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
John W. Noell
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$370,676.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,965.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

CARE OF THE AGED: A MULTIMEDIA STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$365,912.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Residents in long-term care facilities often exhibit challenging dementia-related problem behaviors. The proposed project will develop an interactive CD-ROM program designed to sharpen the skills of professional caregivers who work with these residents. An… More

Interactive Training for Parents of At-risk Adolescents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will produce an interactive multimedia (IMM) program to teach behavioral parenting skills to parents of at-risk adolescents. Skill-based modules, narrated and designed to accommodate users with limited reading… More

Interactive Training for Parents of At-risk Adolescents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$338,560.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will produce an interactive multimedia (IMM) program to teach behavioral parenting skills to parents of at-risk adolescents. Skill-based modules, narrated and designed to accommodate users with limited reading… More

PHARMACOLOGICAL AIDS FOR INTERACTIVE SMOKING CESSATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$430,649.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Lynne H. Swartz
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Pharmacological aids such as nicotine replacement (NR) products and buproprion (Zyban) have been demonstrated to be efficacious under FDA-specified conditions. However, despite the improved success in stopping smoking associated with using such products, many people either do not use… More

Pregnancy Prevention Program for the Learning Disabled

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Wells
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to create an interactive program designed to prevent pregnancy among learning disabled (LD) adolescents and young adults - those with cognitive limitations who fall into the categories of "borderline… More

Pregnancy Prevention Program for the Learning Disabled

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$435,402.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Wells
Abstract:
The overall goal of this project is to create an interactive program designed to prevent pregnancy among learning disabled (LD) adolescents and young adults - those with cognitive limitations who fall into the categories of "borderline… More

PHARMACOLOGICAL AIDS FOR INTERACTIVE SMOKING CESSATION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Lynne H. Swartz
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Pharmacological aids such as nicotine replacement (NR) products and buproprion (Zyban) have been demonstrated to be efficacious under FDA-specified conditions. However, despite the improved success in stopping smoking associated with using such products, many people either do not use… More

CARE OF THE AGED: A MULTIMEDIA STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Residents in long-term care facilities often exhibit challenging dementia-related problem behaviors. The proposed project will develop an interactive CD-ROM program designed to sharpen the skills of professional caregivers who work with these residents. An… More

Multimedia Vocabulary Program for the Hearing Impaired

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald G. Steely
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Clinical literature often mentions telephone use as one of the most stressful communication situations for the 1 percent of the population who stutter. We propose a device to modify stuttered speech spoken into a telephone. It uses phonetic classification… More

Preventing Substance Abuse in Special Education Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Wells
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): The overall goal of this project is to create an interactive program designed to prevent use and abuse of illicit substances among youth with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (IMRDD). Young… More

DECODING PROGRAM FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,688.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald G. Steely
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION: Teachers of the deaf have struggled with the low student reading achievement for over 70 years, and still 18-year-old deaf students average only about a 4th grade reading level. This low performance causes additional problems in spelling and academic areas such… More

A Multimedia Program to Promote Exercise by Older Adults

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Seniors are the fastest growing segment on the Internet; they are also subject to many conditions, which can be ameliorated by increased physical activity. This project will develop a web-based interactive video program which… More

Web-based Multimedia Science Instruction for the Deaf

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,847.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald G. Steely
Abstract:
This project will incorporate recent hardware and software advances with a proven-effective, multimedia science program to deliver efficacious web-based science instruction to deaf and hard-of-hearing students in middle and high schools. Such students typically exhibit low academic performance in… More

Interactive Program to Reduce Racial Bias

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,623.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Khaya D. Clark
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop an interactive multimedia program to reduce racial bias among elementary school students. The development of racial bias occurs in early childhood and, if left unaddressed, has serious implications for the social… More

Preventing HIV: Interactive Program for special Ed Youth

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Wells
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this project is to create an interactive program designed to prevent HIV/AIDS among intellectually disabled (ID) adolescents. The specific focus is on those adolescents with cognitive limitations that fall into the… More

Preventing HIV: Interactive Program for special Ed Youth

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$432,504.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Jennifer J. Wells
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this project is to create an interactive program designed to prevent HIV/AIDS among intellectually disabled (ID) adolescents. The specific focus is on those adolescents with cognitive limitations that fall into the… More

READING REMEDIATION USING COMPUTER SPEECH RECOGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$950,776.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Reading failure occurs in our schools at unacceptably high levels, causing serious and widespread social, political, and economic problems. This occurs despite the availability of effective instructional programs. Unfortunately, teachers often do not have the necessary training or time to implement… More

PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE WITH MULTIMEDIA LIFE SCIENCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald G. Steely
Abstract:
N/a

PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE WITH MULTIMEDIA LIFE SCIENCE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$744,513.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Donald G. Steely
Abstract:
N/a

READING COMPREHENSION USING COMPUTER SPEECH RECOGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,577.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Students who learn to decode with at least a minimal ability are faced with an equally daunting task in learning to understand what they have read. Teachers often assume students will develop these skills naturally. Although there are… More

SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will complete the development of four sexual abuse prevention programs (i.e., middle & high school, male & female) for youth with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MRDD). Employing an interactive format, program users will develop the skills needed to recognize… More

SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This project will complete the development of four sexual abuse prevention programs (i.e., middle & high school, male & female) for youth with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MRDD). Employing an interactive format, program users will develop the skills needed to recognize… More

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM TO TEACH BICYCLE SAFETY:GRADE K-3

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,460.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Although bicycle collisions are one of the leading causes of death and severe injury in young children, our review shows that there are currently no empirically-based easily implemented prevention programs targeting bicycle safety skills. This project will develop an interactive multimedia program… More

INTERACTIVE PROGRAM TO TEACH BICYCLE SAFETY:GRADE K-3

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Although bicycle collisions are one of the leading causes of death and severe injury in young children, our review shows that there are currently no empirically-based easily implemented prevention programs targeting bicycle safety skills. This project will develop an interactive multimedia program… More

MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM TO PROMOTE POSITIVE BUS BEHAVIOR

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,939.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
National reports indicate a steady increase in youth substance over the past eight years. There are multiple risk factors for youth substance use including: a) academic failure and b) aggressive and oppositional behavior. Schoolwide behavioral interventions represent a promising approach to… More

TRAINING PARENTS TO ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS WITH TBI

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,672.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year, approximately 30,000 children are left with significant alterations in social, behavioral, physical, and cognitive functioning as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Effective parental advocacy for services to address the effects of TBI leads to… More

INTERACTIVE TRAINING FOR PARTNERS OF AT-RISK CHILDREN

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$133,283.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): The proposed interactive program will offer behavioral parenting skills training for parents of at-risk children who are 5-10 years old. Skill-based modules (Monitoring; Making Rules; Effective Use of Incentives; Effective Consequences; Dealing with… More

READING REMEDIATION USING COMPUTER SPEECH RECOGNITION

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Reading failure occurs in our schools at unacceptably high levels, causing serious and widespread social, political, and economic problems. This occurs despite the availability of effective instructional programs. Unfortunately, teachers often do not have the necessary training or time to implement… More

AN INTERACTIVE PROGRAM FOR WORKPLACE DIVERSITY SKILLS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,848.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
An interactive multimedia CD-ROM program providing cultural diversity training will be produced for use in worksites. The Phase I project will develop and evaluate a theoretically-grounded intervention on racism designed to increase: a) awareness of personal reactions to personal biases; b)… More

Interactive Program to Reduce Racial Bias: K-3

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will develop a comprehensive, interactive CD-ROM and Internet program to reduce racial bias among children in grades K-3. The development of racial bias occurs in early childhood and, if left unaddressed, has serious implications for the social… More

Multimedia Eldercare Support for Family Caregivers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$899,219.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will develop a worksite-based interactive multimedia program focusing on issues confronting employed family caregivers of older adults. An automated assessment will recommend a "guided tour" of program elements most relevant to the user's… More

Multimedia Eldercare Support for Family Caregivers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will develop a worksite-based interactive multimedia program focusing on issues confronting employed family caregivers of older adults. An automated assessment will recommend a "guided tour" of program elements most relevant to the user's… More

Interactive Program to Reduce Racial Bias: K-3

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,997.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): This project will develop a comprehensive, interactive CD-ROM and Internet program to reduce racial bias among children in grades K-3. The development of racial bias occurs in early childhood and, if left unaddressed, has serious implications for the social… More

Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: Male Self-efficacy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop and test a theoretically-based intervention to build self-efficacy of young adult males in preventing pregnancy with their female partners. The Phase I intervention program will be produced as an interactive CD-ROM. The Phase I prototype… More

Internet Stepparent Training for Parents of Adolescents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$165,286.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This research will develop an interactive multi-media program to teach behavioral parenting skills to parents and partners in divorced families with adolescents. A competency-based instructional design will use video vignettes to test user comprehension of… More

Parent Training in Child Safety Practices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,996.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children in America. Most injuries occur in children's' own homes and yards and can be prevented by parents through implementation of effective child safety practices. This project will produce an… More

Video-Based Internet Program to Prevent Youth Depression

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,905.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adolescents. It seriously impacts role functioning and typically takes a recurrent or chronic course. Because most depressed youth never receive treatment, there is a critical need to develop… More

Preventing Substance Abuse in Special Education Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,977.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to create an interactive program designed to prevent substance abuse among youth with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MRDD). Young people with MRDD strive to be like, and be accepted by their non-disabled peers.… More

Interactive Program for Effective Playground Supervision

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): Aggressive and oppositional behavior remain risk factors for adolescent substance use. Although a large percentage of problem behaviors in schools occur on the playground, our review of current teacher training materials reveals no interactive multimedia… More

Interactive Program for Effective Playground Supervision

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$748,035.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by investigator): Aggressive and oppositional behavior remain risk factors for adolescent substance use. Although a large percentage of problem behaviors in schools occur on the playground, our review of current teacher training materials reveals no interactive multimedia… More

Preventing Substance Abuse in Special Education Students

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to create an interactive program designed to prevent substance abuse among youth with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (MRDD). Young people with MRDD strive to be like, and be accepted by their non-disabled peers.… More

Multimedia Program to Promote Positive Bus Behavior

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,026,259.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): National reports indicate a steady increase in youth substance use over the past eight years. Multiple risk factors for youth substance use include: (a) academic failure and (b) aggressive and oppositional behavior. School wide behavioral interventions represent… More

A Multimedia Program to Promote Exercise by Older Adults

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Exercise is crucial to the health and quality of life of older persons. This project will develop an interactive system to help older users (>60 years of age) adopt and maintain an exercise program tailored to their personal interests. It will assess each user's… More

A Multimedia Program to Promote Exercise by Older Adults

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$898,140.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Exercise is crucial to the health and quality of life of older persons. This project will develop an interactive system to help older users (>60 years of age) adopt and maintain an exercise program tailored to their personal interests. It will assess each user's… More

Web-Based DUI Prevention: Intervening at the Worksite

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$128,631.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will produce an interactive program designed to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). The program will be worksite-based and available via Internet or CD-ROM/DVD. For each user, the program will gather demographic,… More

Interactive Mature-Driver Safety and Decision Course

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,262.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): By the year 2020 one-fifth of Americans will be over 65, roughly double the number in 1995. By 2030, a 178% increase in crash involvements and 155% increase in fatal involvements is projected for those over age 70 (Lyman, Ferguson, Braver, & Williams, 2002). AAA… More

Multimedia Support for Caregivers of the Seriously Ill

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,422.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project is the final program in the ORCAS eldercare worksite series. It will provide interactive multimedia support for employed family caregivers who are assisting with activities of daily living (e.g., dressing, bathing, feeding). Based on the Lazarus &… More

Mid-life Women: Preventing Unintended Pregnancy & STIs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$148,627.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project will develop and evaluate a theoretically based intervention for mid-life women regarding the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy in CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Internet/Intranet and VHS videotape formats. The mid-life… More

A Multimedia Program to Prevent Depression Relapse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$189,555.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Major depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adults. It seriously impacts role functioning and typically takes a recurrent course. Although antidepressant medications have proven efficacy and are the most common treatment for… More

Advocacy Skills Trainig for Families Impacted by TBI

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,855.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the United States, there are 3.9 million adults disabled as the result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). These people live with significant and permanent alterations in social, behavioral, physical, and cognitive functioning. If they are to obtain the services… More

Training Parents to Advocate for Students with TBI

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$793,726.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year, approximately 30,000 children are left with significant alterations in social, behavioral, physical, and cognitive functioning as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Effective parental advocacy for services to address the effects of TBI leads to… More

An Interactive Program for Workplace Diversity Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$882,160.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): An interactive multimedia CD-ROM and Internet/intranet program providing cultural diversity training will be produced for use in worksites. The Phase II project will develop and evaluate a theoretically-grounded intervention designed to increase: (a) awareness of… More

Parent Training in Child Safety Practices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,983.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children in America. Most injuries occur in children's own homes and yards and can be prevented by parents through implementation of effective child safety practices. This project will produce an… More

Safety Skills Training: Parents of School-Aged Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$167,236.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children in America. Most injuries can be prevented by parents implementing effective child safety practices. This project will produce an interactive multimedia program that teaches injury prevention… More

Multimedia Asthma Self-Management Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$165,573.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway, effecting more than 20 million Americans. Without proper management it can be life-threatening. Children aged 0-17 have the highest prevalence of asthma, and report higher incidences of asthma attacks,… More

Depression Amelioration for Family Dementia Caregivers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$241,348.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Caring for an elderly family member with dementia is burdensome and stressful to the majority of caregivers, and contributes to psychiatric morbidity in the form of higher prevalence and incidence of depression. The purpose of the proposed project is to develop… More

Staff Training to Manage Aggressive Resident Behaviors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$246,943.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nurse Aides regularly face assaults by confused or aggressive residents in long term care (LTC) facilities (OSHA, 2003). In response, the project proposed here will develop an innovative repeat visit interactive multimedia (IMM) program to train professional… More

Preventing Youth Depression: A Multimedia Parent Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$180,215.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adolescents. It seriously impacts role functioning and typically takes a recurrent or chronic course. There is also mounting evidence for familial transmission of depression. Because most… More

Interactive Training for Parents of At-Risk Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,390,032.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A Web-based behavioral parenting intervention will be completed for parents of at-risk children, 6-10 years of age. It will be designed to promote parenting skills (e.g., monitoring, effective use of incentives, clear rules, reasonable consequences, dealing with… More

A Cognitive-Behavioral Multimedia Internet Program to Prevent Youth Depression

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,161,840.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adolescents. It seriously impacts role functioning and typically takes a recurrent or chronic course. Because most depressed youth never receive treatment, there is a critical need to develop… More

Internet Stepparent Training for Parent of Adolescents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,199,696.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop an interactive multimedia Web site program to teach behavioral parenting skills to parents and partners in divorced families with adolescents. It will be useful because it will deliver theory-based parenting instruction to parents in… More

Multimedia Support for Caregivers of the Seriously Ill

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,246,267.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will provide a web-based multimedia support program for employed family caregivers of older adults who require assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., dressing, bathing, feeding) and who are nearing the end of life. Framed in the context… More

Mid-life Women: Preventing Unintended Pregnancy and STIs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$784,151.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Mid-life women, aged 35-50, are currently an underserved population in the areas of unintended pregnancy and STI prevention interventions. The common perception is that women in this age range are no longer sexually active, or are past the menopause transition,… More

A Parent-Child Program to Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$198,883.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop and evaluate a theoretically-based interactive multi-media program for use by parents and their adolescent children (10-14 years of age) to prevent adolescent pregnancy. The program will have behaviorally focused communication skills… More

Internet Program to Prevent Postpartum Smoking Relapse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$184,379.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): When women smokers become pregnant, about one third of them stop smoking cigarettes. Pregnancy therefore represents an important window of opportunity for these women to build upon their cessation success toward the goal of remaining smoke-free for life.… More

Safety Skills Training for Parents of Preschool Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$197,448.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children in America. Most injuries can be prevented by parents implementing effective child safety practices. This Phase I project will produce an interactive multimedia (IMM) program delivered via… More

Multimedia First Aid Program for Families

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$214,834.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children and infants under 14 years of age. Many of these deaths are preventable not only by prevention behaviors such as installing safety gates and using car seats effectively but also by administering… More

Internet Multimedia Depression Prevention for Worksites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,891.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Major depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adults. It seriously impacts role functioning and often takes a recurrent or chronic course. Given the high prevalence and associated impairments, major depression has become a major public… More

Interactive Training for Staff Who Care for Psychiatric Residents

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$234,400.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Residents in long-term care facilities and patients in hospitals may exhibit challenging behaviors caused by mental illness. The proposed project will develop an interactive program designed to sharpen the skills of professional staff who work with these… More

Integrated Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$223,403.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Blair Irvine
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is considered "normal" for an individual grieving the death of a loved one to present with symptoms of depression during the first two months post loss. Nevertheless, these manifestations of bereavement are painful and disrupt social-occupational functioning… More

Interactive Program for Teacher Diversity Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$160,252.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Demographic shifts within elementary classrooms and school policies regarding main-streaming of all children will require that teachers be trained in working with an increasingly diverse student body. Our review of current diversity training programs for… More

Staff Training to Manage Aggressive Resident Behaviors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,327,479.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed project will develop an interactive multi-media training program for professional caregivers who are regularly subjected to aggressive behaviors by older adults in long term care facilities (LTCs; Gates, Fi tzwater, and Succop, 2005). Staff training… More

Improving Asthma Self-Management for Adults

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$238,964.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway, affecting more than 20 million Americans. Without proper management it can be life-threatening, yet many adults with persistent asthma are unwilling or unable to i mplement medication and environmental… More

Web-based Supervisor Training: Dealing with Employee Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$212,768.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol and drug (AOD) abuse by employees cause many costly problems for business and industry including absenteeism, injuries, health insurance claims, loss of productivity, employee moral, theft and fatalities. The lo ss to companies in the United States totals… More

Interactive Training in Sports Concussion Prevention and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$197,265.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year many children sustain concussions in community sports activities. Ineffective management of sports concussion can lead to development of post-concussive symptoms, second impact syndrome, and on-going medical, psychological and cognitive problems.… More

Interactive Program to Manage and Prevent Back Pain

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$161,605.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Back pain is the leading cause of work-related disability in America. It contributes to excessive medical, insurance, and legal costs for all Americans and results in billions of dollars in lost productivity for employe es. At some point in their lives, 80% of… More

A Multimedia Program to Improve Antidepressant Adherence and Prevent Relapse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,465,891.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Major depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adults. It seriously impacts role functioning and typically takes a recurrent course. Although antidepressant medications have proven efficacy an d are the most common treatment for… More

Advocacy Skills Training for Families Impacted by TBI

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$869,157.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ann E. Glang
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In the United States, there are 3.9 million adults disabled as the result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). These people live with significant and permanent alterations in social, behavioral, physical, and cognitive func tioning. If they are to obtain the services… More

Safety Skills Training: Parents of School-Aged Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$780,728.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children in America. Most injuries can be prevented when parents implement effective child safety practices. This project will produce an interactive multimedia behavior change program that teaches injury… More

Improving General Cognitive Functioning in Seniors via Executive Control Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$230,380.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As people age, their intellectual abilities show substantial decline that generalizes across a wide range of cognitive functions and that is associated with a number of objective costs for both the individual (e.g., dec reased ability to perform activities of… More

Interactive Training in Pedestrian and Bike Safety Grades 4-6

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$178,869.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Although pedestrian and bicycle collisions are one of the leading causes of death and severe injury in children, our review shows that there are currently no empirically-based, easily implemented prevention programs tar geting comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle… More

Emotion Management Training: An Innovative Stress Reduction Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$195,911.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Occupational stress causes significant problems for business and industry. The loss to companies in the U.S. totals 150 billion a year. Of the 140 million Americans in the labor force, 36 percent to 52 percent report m oderate to high levels of stress at work.… More

A Multimedia Depression Amelioration Program for Family Dementia Caregivers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,299,121.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Caring for an elderly family member with dementia is burdensome and stressful to the majority of caregivers, and contributes to psychiatric morbidity in the form of higher prevalence and incidence of depression. Psycho educational formats and… More

Safety Skills Training for Parents of Preschool Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$895,372.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children in America. Most injuries can be prevented by parents implementing effective child safety practices. This project will produce an interactive multimedia (IMM) program delivered via… More

Low Literacy Elder Caregiver Support for Callcenters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$199,374.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As call centers for private sector disease management organizations move into a care coordination role with the Medicare population, materials are needed to help coaches assist elder caregivers in fulfilling and maintai ning their roles as adherence facilitators… More

A Parent-Child Program to Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,459,329.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will develop and evaluate a theoretically-based interactive multimedia program for use by parents and their adolescent children (10-14 years of age) to prevent adolescent pregnancy. The program will include behaviorally focused communication skills… More

Multimedia First Aid Program for Families

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,261,478.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children and infants under 14 years of age. Many of these deaths are preventable -not only by prevention behaviors such as installing safety gates and using car seats effectively - but also by… More

Multimedia Asthma Self-Management Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,282,101.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airway, affecting more than 20 million Americans. Without proper management it can be life-threatening. Children aged 0-17 have the highest prevalence of asthma, impacting an estimated 8.9 million children. Racial… More

Interactive Training for Sports Concussion Prevention and Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,199,556.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year many children sustain sports and recreation-related concussions. Ineffective management of sports concussion can lead to development of post-concussive symptoms, second impact syndrome, and ongoing medical, ps ychological and cognitive problems.… More

Preventing Youth Depression: A Multimedia Internet-Based Parent Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,360,510.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adolescents. It seriously impacts role functioning and typically takes a recurrent or chronic course. There is also mounting evidence for familial tran smission of depression. Because most… More

Web-Based Interactive Multimedia CBT Bereavement Support Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,185,294.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Reactions to bereavement can be personally painful and typically interfere with social and occupational functioning. While most individuals eventually adapt to their loss, 10-20% of the bereaved experience significant r eactions including major depressive… More

Internet Program to Prevent Postpartum Smoking Relapse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,556,550.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): About one third of women smokers stop smoking cigarettes when they become pregnant. Pregnancy therefore represents an important window of opportunity for these women to build upon their cessation success toward the goal of remaining smokefree for life.… More

Interactive Program to Prevent Hypertension in Prehypertensive Seniors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$229,648.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Nearly a quarter (24%) of older Americans (gt60 yrs) have prehypertension (SBP 120-139 mm Hg and/or DBP 80-89 mm Hg). Half of those 65 years and older with blood pressure in the top of the prehypertensive range (130 mm Hg and/or 85-89 mm Hg) will develop… More

Web-Based Supervisor Training: Dealing with Employee Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,395,108.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Alcohol and drug (AOD) abuse by employees causes many costly problems for business and industry including absenteeism, injuries, health insurance claims, loss of productivity, employee morale, theft, and fatalities. The loss to companies in the United States… More

Multimedia Internet-Based Program for Workers with Subthreshold Depression

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,457,641.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders to afflict adults. It seriously impacts role functioning and often takes a recurrent or chronic course. Given the high prevalence and associated impairments, depr ession has become a major public health… More

Preventing Drug Use: Interactive Program to Improve Academic Skills

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$286,830.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Poor grades and decreased performance on measures of academic achievement predict youth drug use and other problem behaviors. However, programs that foster academic competence can be an important component in comprehens ive and effective drug use prevention… More

Interactive Training in Pedestrian and Bike Safety Grades 4-8

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,931,600.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Although bicycle, pedestrian, and wheeled sports collisions are one of the leading causes of death and severe injury in children, there are currently no empirically-based, easily implemented prevention programs targetin g comprehensive bicycle, pedestrian, and… More

Multimedia Program for Families Impacted by the Challenges of Childhood TBI

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$199,951.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Ann E. Glang – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is reported to be the leading cause of death and disability for children aged 1 to 19 in the United States. Each year in the United States, approximately 30,000 children and youth experiencesignificant disability from TBI as a result… More

Memory and Executive Skills in Youth with Learning Disorders

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$283,547.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Catrin Rode – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In 2006 5.5% of school-aged children in the U.S. received special education for a learning disability. Learning disabilities provide a significant public health concern since school failure poses an enormous risk for the affected child. There is now general… More

Interactive Program to Manage and Prevent Back Pain

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,483,390.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
A. B. Irvine – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): At some point in their lives, 80 percent of the work force will suffer some form of back pain. It is the leading cause of work-related disability in the U.S., costing billions of dollars in lost productivity and high medical, insurance, and legal costs. For… More

Interactive Web Program and Health Coaching for Prehypertensive Adults

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,964,502.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Amelia J. Birney – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Approximately a third (31%) of adult Americans are prehypertensive (SBP 120-139 and/or DBP 80-89). Health care providers struggle to provide effective support for blood-pressure-lowering behavior changes, while patientscontinue to progress to full hypertension… More

Emotion Management Training: An Innovative Stress Reduction Program

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$998,006.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Catrin Rode – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Occupational stress causes significant problems for business and industry. The loss to companies in the U.S. totals 300 billion a year. Prolonged or intense stress has a negative impact on an individual's physical andmental health. Of the 155.1 million… More

Web-Based Training for EAP Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$228,994.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Susan W. Schroeder – 541-349-4854
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Excessive alcohol consumption is a public health concern that causes approximately 85,000 deaths each year and costs the U.S. economy 185 billion annually. Because the large majority (79%) of adults with alcohol disorders are employed and Employee Assistance… More

Computer-Based Program to Promote Exercise Among Sedentary Employees

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$223,765.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Catrin Rode – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Physical activity plays a critical role in public health. Unfortunately, the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles is extremely high in the U.S., and there are well-established links between sedentariness and health riskssuch as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular… More

Web-based Interactive Intervention for Employees with ADHD

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$199,246.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Catrin Rode – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This project will deliver an Internet-based modular tool kit designed to support EmployeeAssistance Program (EAP) therapists in the management of adult ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). ADHD is a debilitating condition, which impairs the worksite… More

A noninvasive optical imaging of retinal amyloid beta deposits in AD patients

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$222,774.00
Agency:
HHS
Principal Investigator:
Amelia J. Birney – 541-342-7227
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Marital discord is a significant risk factor for a range of negative mental and physical health outcomes.1, 2 Individuals in unhappy relationships experience increases in stress, anxiety, functional impairment, and depressive symptoms3 and are at significant risk… More