Pilot Research provides a viable and effective method of encouraging and developing new
research and feasibility studies concerned with reducing health disparities in the San
Diego area. The UCSD-CRCHD funded studies explore new directions, employ unique scientific
approaches, and are expected to develop into independently-funded research projects.
The UCSD CRCHD has funded five groups of Pilot Projects:
5th Cycle Awardees: 2009-2011
4th Cycle Awardees: 2007-2009
- Daniel Calac, MD: Fatty liver among adolescent American
Indians of the Indian Health Council.
- Sheila Gahagan, MD, MPH: Vida Saludable — an
obesity prevention program for low-income Hispanic mothers and their children.
3rd Cycle Awardees: 2004-2007
- David Folsom, MD, MPH: Quality of Care for
Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Latinos Taking Antipsychotics.
- Claude Sirlin, MD: Assessment of Fatty Liver
Disease in Hispanics Using an Experimental MR Imaging Technique.
- Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH: Assessing Barriers to
Treatment for HIV in African Americans in San Diego.
2nd Cycle Awardees: 2003-2006
1st Cycle Awardees: 2002-2005
- Maria Rosario Araneta, PhD: Adipocytokines and
Other Risk Factors for Coronary Heart Disease in African-American Women.
- Jeffery Schwimmer, MD: The Genetics of Adiponectin
and Cardiovascular Risk in Obese Mexican American and African American Children
- Andrés Sciolla, MD: Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing (EMDR) To Decrease Human Immunodeficiency
Virus (HIV) Risk Behaviors among Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM).
- Shelia Broyles, PhD, MPH: Feasibility of
Implementing an Enhanced Health Curriculum in Head Start Centers
Serving Predominantly Mexican-American Preschoolers and their Families.
- María Luisa Zúñiga, PhD: Barriers
and Facilitators to Recruitment of Hispanics Into HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Studies.
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