NIH COBRE Grant
"Harnessing Movement Variability to Treat and Prevent Motor Related Disorder"
Dr. Stergiou was awarded a $10.1 million 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to establish the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability. The grant is the largest grant in UNO's history. The grant allows the faculty members Dr. Nick Stergiou, Dr. Sara Myers, Dr. Mukul Mukherjee, Dr. Anastasia Kyvelidou, Dr. Jenna Yentes, Dr. Vivien Marmelat, and Dr. Kota Takahashi to undertake a research project related to human movement variability. You can learn more about their research projects here.
"Enhancing the prosthetic interface: 1/f vibrotactile socket stimulation to improve the adaptability of trans-tibial amputees"
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development awarded $425,000 R15 grant so that the Department of Biomechanics team along with undergraduate and graduate students can examine sensory connections between lower-limb amputation sites and prostheses worn to improve mobility.
NASA Nebraska Space Grant 2016-17
- "Development of the Home-based Sensory Organization Test"
- Dr. Mukherjee
- "Gait after intervention trial in peripheral artery disease"
- Dr. Myers
ASB 2013 Annual Meeting
Grants were funded by the NIH (NIBIB/NIAMS), NASA Nebraska Space Grant and NSF EPSCoR. Additional sponsorship money was provided by UNO College of Education, UNMC College of Public Health, UNL College of Engineering, Creighton Department of Physical Therapy, The Hawks Foundation, NU Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation. The meeting also had exhibitors that donated additional money to the meeting. They were: Diamond Sponsors: Motion Analysis Corp and AMTI | Silver Sponsors: Qualisys and simpleware
NASA Grant 2011-2014
- "The Role of Tactile Sensation on Locomotor Adaptation in Astronauts Returning from long Duration Spaceflights"
Dr. Stergiou was awarded a three-year, $750,000 EPSCoR research grant from NASA to determine the effect of how our various senses affect the way we walk. This project hopes to develop interventions to decrease the effects of long space flight and the problems that they produce on the way the astronauts walk.
FACULTY RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL GRANTS
With CZECH REPUBLIC
Dr. Stergiou travelled to Palacký University Olomouc (PUO) in the Czech Republic and worked with Dr. Jitka Klugarova to promote research in the area of gait analysis. Dr. Stergiou gave a presentation and also worked on research and a manuscript with Dr. Klugarova. Dr. Stergiou also met with Dr. Miloslav Klugar, Dr. Jana Mareckova, and Dr. Ivana Oborna, Vice-Rector for International Relations at PUO, to discuss possible future collaborations between PUO, UNO, and UNMC.
Funding from a Faculty Research International grant sponsored by UNO has enabled travel to and from the Czech Republic to establish this network. Dr. Stergiou went to the Czech Republic in Spring of 2015. This was part of a collaboration with the Middle European Center for Evidence-Based Health Care, which is part of the Department of Social Medicine and Health Policy at Palacký University Olomouc (PUO).
Dr. Stergiou continues to work with Drs. Brian Caulfield and Denise McGrath, and also Dr. Richard Carson (Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin) in the development of an interdisciplinary project that seeks to enhance the lives of older adults through a novel, technology enabled, movement based intervention.
Funding through the same UNO mechanism has allowed Dr. Stergiou to establish collaboration with Dr. Vasilia Hatzitaki from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. This collaboration continues on the footsteps of a Fulbright Student fellowship to Neil Huben who went for a year to Dr. Hatzitaki’ s laboratory to further the research experiences he was gaining with Dr. Stergiou.
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