Grant: $578,853 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 29, 2009
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Award Description: Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) proposes to build upon its success in developing research expertise and infrastructure by strengthening its current collaborations and formally establishing a new collaboration in a 4 year multidisciplinary grant entitled: Developmental Center to Study Mechanisms & Effects of Chiropractic Manipulation (CENTER 2). Establishment of Center 2 will enable the continuation of a rigorous line of CAM-related research responsive to RFA-AT-06-001 Developmental Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. PCCR will partner with the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Iowa, and the University of Alberta. The Center will facilitate 3 synergistic research projects whose central scientific theme focuses on the lumbar spine, the biomechanical characteristics of spinal manipulation (SM) and its relationship to sensory, motor and biomechanical changes in the lumbar spine. The long range goal is to explore and understand the clinical role of SM and the physiological and biomechanical mechanisms of SM loads. Project 1 (an R01-type study) will investigate the biomechanical and neurological changes that occur as a function of the biomechanical characteristics of the manipulation. Project 2 (an R-21 type study) will lead to an understanding of the vertebral motions and biomechanical strains that develop in paraspinal tissues as a function of the biomechanical characteristics of the manipulation. Project 3 (an R-21 type study) will determine sensorimotor changes that occur in the lumbar spine in patients with LBP as a function of 2 biomechanically characterized forms of SM, a high velocity low amplitude and low velocity low amplitude spinal manipulation. Projects will be supported by the Data Management and Biostatistics Core and the Administration Core. These rigorous studies will lead to new knowledge forming the basis for investigators to submit competitive grant applications to NIH and provide research training experiences for future CAM investigators. Center 2 will contribute to the public’s health through our long range goal of understanding the appropriate application and clinical role of spinal manipulation for the large number of people who use this CAM approach.
Project Description: Since the project was just awarded on 09/29/2009, we are just beginning the hiring process. A study coordinator has been hired; the position for the examning clinician has been posted and the interview process has begun; the position for the treating clinician has been posted..We have identified potential candidates for the research assistant positions.
Infrastructure Description: NA
Jobs Summary: 1. Study Coordinator will help increase the number of baseline one visits that can be performed to increase our overall recruitment efforts, and to assist in retention efforts. This study coordinator position will also assist in monitoring and oversight of the additional data collection of surveys and video recording required. 2. Treating Clinician will provide treatment for participants in all three treatment groups including the new active control group and be available during the assessments and analyze the spinal manipulation video recordings in real-time. 3. Examining Clinician will be present during the entire 3-hour assessment visits for participant safety reasons. The examining clinician will also analyze the spinal manipulation video recordings in real-time. 4. Biomechanics Research Assistants (1 full time and up to 4 part time assistants) will be taking part in each biomechanical assessment to reduce participant burden and time while still maintaining participant safety and data quality. Each of the two subcontractors will also be hiring a research assistant. (Total jobs reported: 6)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|The Research Foundation of State University of New York||$42,669||STONY BROOK||NY|
|The University of Toledo||$23,188||TOLEDO||OH|