Grant: $809,819 - Department of Health and Human Services - May. 7, 2009
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Award Description: To support research and other projects that will support fundamental biomedical discovery and translation of that knowledge into effective prevention strategies and new treatments while also providing economic stimulus to the nation.
Project Description: Since the start of the R01 (May 7, 2009) we have made the following progress: (1) We have hired our full-time Project Director and Research Assistant, as well as per diem interviewers and contractual monitors. (2) We have established our contractual collaboration with researchers at the University of Rochester who will be responsible for coding the transfer-of-training video data (described in 5iv). Weekly conference calls have been conducted with the co-investigators at Rochester. (3) We are conducting weekly status report calls with each of the participating centers. (4) Counselors (N=14) from seven centers participated in the 5-day ASIST T4T sessions. They have in turn conducted the first 2-day ASIST trainings in their centers. (5) Our data collection has involved (i) collecting questionnaires from the 14 T4T counselors and the 127 2-day ASIST trained crisis counselors; (ii) silent monitoring 2,311calls (1,066 eligible and 1,245 ineligible); (iii) interviewing 395 callers; and (iv) videotaping several hours of the 2-day ASIST training at each of the 7 centers. Our research staff has shipped 2 video recorders to each center, with a manual we prepared directing a local videographer as to the use of the recorders and placement of the camera during the training. Upon return of the recorders, we prepare DVDs to be coded by our collaborators at the University of Rochester. (6) Data entry and cleaning are ongoing. (7) Quality control and reliability protocols are ongoing. The Project Director regularly reviews the follow-up interviews and they are cleaned on an ongoing basis, with checks for logical consistencies in the data entry. The follow-up interviews are computerized (using ACCESS) so that the interviewers enter their data as they conduct the interviews with the callers. The data entry program was developed by our research staff. To assess the reliability of the silent monitors, we have double monitored 62 of our targeted 90 calls to date.
Jobs Summary: 1 FTE Research Project Manager III-NL .5 FTE Research Scientist Level III-NL 2 FTE Research Support Assistant Level III-NL 1.5 FTE Research Support Assistant Level II-NL (Total jobs reported: 5)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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