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Hospitalizations for Pediatric Opioid Use Disorders: Exploring Racial Disparities among US regions

Exposure to prescription opioids in the pediatric population is an important public health concern. Opioid hospitalizations among US children and adolescents have doubled in the last decade. There is an urgent need to better characterize the opioid epidemic in all pediatric populations, across different racial groups and regions in the United States. However, research on pediatri … Continued

Role of Rehabilitation in Concussion Management: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

We propose a randomized clinical trial to yield preliminary data on the added benefits of active rehabilitation during recovery after sport-related concussion in professional and amateur athletes. This trial marks an international collaborative effort involving the NFL, CFL, New Zealand Rugby, American Hockey League, and academic researchers in the United States. Specific Aims: T … Continued

Advancing Social-communication and Play (ASAP): An Intervention Program for Preschoolers with Autism

The primary aim of the Advancing Social-communication And Play (ASAP) intervention is to promote the social-communication and play skills of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) being served in public preschool programs. The ASAP grant project was a four-year, multisite study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education was to exam … Continued

Critical Thinking in Radiologic Science Education

The purpose of this mixed method study is to examine the critical thinking disposition and perceptions of Radiologic Science students through the use of a standardized assessment and journaling exercises. The Radiologic Science student’s critical thinking deposition was assessed using the California Critical Thinking Deposition Inventory to determine the willingness and ability o … Continued

Promoting ASAP Collaboration through Technology (PACT): An Intervention Modification to Enhance Home-School Collaboration

The overall purpose of this Goal 2: Development and Innovation project is to enhance the existing Advancing Social-communication and Play (ASAP) intervention through development of a technologically supported system of home-school collaboration. ASAP was originally designed as a classroom-based intervention, in which the educational teams serving preschool-aged children with auti … Continued

Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD)

This is a multisite study where the primary goal of this project is to investigate the growth, neurocognitive functioning, and disease progression of children with mild to moderate CKD. This is the 12th year of the study.

Written Language Problems in MIddle School Students: A randomized Trial of thE SRSD Approach Using a Tier 2 Intervention Model

RFA Goal: Efficacy and Replication Purpose: The primary purpose of this project is to establish a stronger scientific foundation for educational practice within the writing domain by utilizing recent advances in cognitive science to examine: (1) the impact of the evidence-based Self-Director Strategy Development (SRSD) model on the written expression of middle school children at- … Continued

A Multilinguistic Analysis of Spelling Errors among Children with Hearing Loss

Children with hearing loss face a variety of developmental challenges in the domains of language and literacy, including spelling. The purpose of the proposed study is to investigate the impact of linguistic sources of knowledge on spelling among children with hearing loss, utilizing a multilinguistic analytic approach that reflects recent theoretical and empirical understandings … Continued

Autism Spectrum Disorder State Implementation Project

The goal of this project is to increase the collaboration among public and private agencies in the state of North Carolina in order to improve screening, assessment, diagnosis, and early intervention for children suspected of ASD ages birth to 5.

Executive Function in Pediatric Hypertension

The goal of this multisite study is to investigate the relationship between primary hypertension and executive function as a novel, emerging target of hypertensive damage in children.