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February 2005

News for the investigators, staff and associates of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies

Editor, Karen Henry kahenry@ku.edu
Editorial Assistant, Jessica Black Jessica@ku.edu

The Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas

1052 Dole Human Development Center

1000 Sunnyside Avenue

Lawrence, KS 66045-7555 (785) 864-4295 TDD (785) 864-5051

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Development Update: Friends of the Life Span Institute as of March 1, 2005

The Friends of the Life Span Institute is a group of supporters with a compelling interest in furthering the Institute’s research, development and teaching opportunities.

We are pleased to announce that our Friends membership now stands at 44!

Ross and Mariana Beach, Charles Greenwood and Judy Carta, Gregorio Diaz, Steve Fawcett and Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, Vance and Marilyn Hall, Betty Hart, Frances and Floyd Horowitz, Jim and Lee Mclean, Fred and Virginia Merrill, Bob Mirman, Terry and Judy Paul, Mabel Rice, Todd and Sheryl Risley, Richard and Ruth Schiefelbusch, Steve and Carolyn Schroeder, Joe and Rita Spradlin, John and Linda Stewart, III, Rud and Ann Turnbull, Gary Waldron and Carol Foster, Steve Warren and Eva Horn, Mike and Kathy Wehmeyer, Glen and Nancy White, Dave and Dee Yoder, Ed and Mary Ann Zamarripa

Contact Steve Warren, 785-864-4295 or sfwarren@ku.edu, or Dale Slusser, 785 832 7458 or dslusser@kuendowment.org for more information on Friends of the Life Span Institute or other giving opportunities.

Calendar of local seminars by and of interest to LSI affiliates and Friends: http://www.lsi.ku.edu/lsi/internal/seminars/seminars.html

Archive of conference seminars by LSI affiliates: http://www.lsi.ku.edu/lsi/internal/seminars/conference_presentations.htm

Submit your presentations: Send your submissions - and related PowerPoints, etc. - to Jessica Black atjessica@ku.edu.

Contents

Tammy Steeples selected Outstanding Contributor by Kansas Division of Early Childhood

Positive Behavior Support series continues with Jim Bodfish March 4 and Rob Horner April 28

Gerontology Center teams with Dole Institute of Politics to present The Politics of the Third Rail: Social Security Reform in 1983 and Today March 14

Rud Turnbull to deliver Budig lecture on IDEA March 10

Richard Hastings, University of Wales Bangor, to speak March 14

David McDonald on Maternal PKU March 18

University of Florida researcher to coordinate BMC core for MRDDRC

LSI Central Services get high marks overall

Assistant/Associate Scientist Position at LSI Parsons

Focus on Research: School-Wide PBS in Kansas City, Kansas

Advancing Applied Behavioral Science in Psychology Conference April 1 and 2

2005 NIH Training Grant Workshop May 12

Institute Activities

Central Office Announcements

Unclassified Evaluations Due March 25

Project Development – February 2005

Life Span in the News

KU on Wheels discriminates against students who use wheelchairs says RTCIL Training Director and ABS Graduate Student Dot Nary in the March 7 University Daily Kansan. “In fact, it is doubtful that students needing accessible transportation could get to the Kansas Union for a transportation board meeting to protest this inequity in service,” she said. Full story at http://www.kansan.com/stories/2005/mar/07/opinion_perspectives_nary/.

Tammy Steeples selected Outstanding Contributor by Kansas Division of Early Childhood

Tammy Steeples, Ph.D., was presented with the 2005 Outstanding Contributor Award from the Kansas Division of Early Childhood, at the annual conference on February 25. This award honors a person in the field who has made significant contributions to early intervention in Kansas through special initiatives, research, or the development of programs and/or events. These individuals exhibit a sincere commitment to exceptional children, their families and the field of special education and their community.
This award is open to members as well as nonmembers. Persons who might be considered could include family members, legislators, physicians, educators, and any individuals providing services to young children and their families

Tammy is the project coordinator on a research grant focusing on the facilitation of young children’s communication repairs. In this role Tammy has been working with mothers and their young children as they videotape existing communication patterns. Tammy brings a history of working with families and their children to this project, as she has served as an early interventionist, preschool and elementary teacher over the years. Tammy has also been an active member of KDEC serving for several years on the executive board.

Positive Behavior Support series continues with Jim Bodfish and Rob Horner

The 2004-05 KU Colloquia on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities series on Positive Behavior Support continues this spring with two influential figures in PBS. Jim Bodfish, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, focuses on the integration of behavioral and medication therapies for the treatment of severe behavior disorders (e.g. stereotypies, rituals, self-injury, aggression, overactivity). Robert Horner, Ph.D., University of Oregon, has 25-year history of research on school reform and positive behavior support include helping schools and school administrators develop systems for embedding school-wide systems of positive behavior support.

Bodfish will speak on Friday, March 4 at 3:30 p.m. in 2092 Dole Human Development Center on the Lawrence campus. Horner is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, at 4:00 p.m. in the same location. A short reception follows each hour presentation. The colloquia are free, do not require registration, and open to the public. KU students, teachers, school administrators and parents are most welcome to attend.

KU Colloquia on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is sponsored by several life sciences research centers on the Lawrence and KUMC campuses: the Life Span Institute, the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Center, the Center for Reproductive Sciences, the Beach Center on Disability, the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities.

The 2004-05 Colloquia on Positive Behavior Support, is chaired by Rachel Freeman, Ph.D., who directs the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support.

Gerontology Center teams with Dole Institute of Politics to present The Politics of the Third Rail: Social Security Reform 1983 and Today March 14

David Ekerdt, director of the KU Gerontology Center, will moderate a panel discussion on Social Security reform, The Politics of the Third Rail: Social Security Reform 1983 and Today, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics.

The Institute and the Gerontology Center at the University of Kansas are sponsoring the event that is free and open to the public.

The panelists will use Senator Dole's 1983 deal on Social Security as a backdrop to focus on the current situation. The panelists will include Carolyn Weaver, who at the time was Dole's point person on Social Security and was central to brokering the compromise; Syracuse University professor Eric Kingson, author of “Social Security in the 21st Century”; and University of Missouri-Kansas City political scientist Max Skidmore, author of “Social Security and Its Enemies: The Case of America's Most Efficient Insurance Program.”

Local Social Security Administration representative Norman Franker also will be on hand to answer questions about the program.

Rud Turnbull to deliver Budig lecture on IDEA March 10

Rud Turnbull, co-director of the Beach Center on Disability and special education professor, will deliver the Gene A. Budig Teaching Professor in Special Education lecture, IDEA as Welfare Law Reform, on Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in 150 JR Pearson Hall.

Turnbull argues that the reauthorization of IDEA has three components: a continuation of the civil rights movement on behalf of people with disabilities; a strengthening of the school reform movement that most recently was expressed in the No Child Left Behind Act; and a deliberate attempt to impose on families and students new accountability obligations that have their basis in the welfare reform of the mid-1990's.

The Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education is awarded annually to a special education faculty member who demonstrates excellent teaching skills in the classroom.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Richard Hastings, University of Wales Bangor, to speak March 14

Richard Hastings, Professor of Psychology at the University of Wales Bangor, will present, Problem Behavior and Intellectual Disability: Developments in Theory and Research with Families and Service Providers, on Monday, March 14, 3:30-5 at the Computer Center Auditorium.

Hastings’ research focuses on problem behavior and mental health in children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Current programs of research include: the impact of child problem behavior on family members, positive perceptions in family members, early intervention for children with autism, and the role of service provider and family behavior in the developmental and maintenance of severe problem behavior.

“Professor Hastings is a prolific researcher in the developmental disabilities field and one of the leading family researchers on an international basis,” said Ann Turnbull, Beach Center co-director. We are hoping that he might be able to join us some time during the next couple of years on a sabbatical.

Hastings is co-sponsored by Beach Center on Disability, Life Span Institute, Department of Special Education and Kansas University Professionals in Disabilities.

David McDonald on Maternal PKU March 18

The KU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is sponsoring David McDonald Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Wichita State University Department of Biological Sciences on Studying Maternal PKU in the BTBR-Pahenu2 Mouse: A Nexus of Genetics and Toxicology. The presentation will be March 18 at 3:30 p.m. in 2049 Malott.

University of Florida researcher to coordinate BMC core for MRDDRC

Jonathan Pinkston will assume the role of Coordinator of the Biobehavioral Measurement Core of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center effective June 1.

Pinkston will receive his Ph.D. in psychology this spring from the University of Florida. Jon has a strong background in behavioral neuroscience and experimental research methodologies with both animal models and humans. His dissertation is focused on the conditions under which tolerance and/or sensitization develops in the locomotor effects of cocaine in pigeons.

The role of Coordinator of the BMC is a half-time position. Jon will spend the other half of time as a post-doc with Steve Fowler. Fowler and Charlie Greenwood serve as the Scientific Co-Directors of the BMC. Jon replaces Troy Zarcone who recently left KU for a faculty position at the University of Rochester in January. Welcome aboard Jon.

LSI Central Services get high marks overall

Steve Warren, Director

Life Span Institute central office services are very good overall according to the 45 LSI investigators and staff who responded to the survey sent in late 2004 to 105 LSI employees.

Twenty-six services in five service areas were rated a mean of 4.46 out of 5 with varying numbers of respondents using each service area as follows:

Service area Weighted Mean Percent of respondents who
Rating used Service Area

Administration 4.3 96 % (45 out of 47)
Project Development 4.8 85 % (40 out of 47)
Communications 4.5 70 % (32 out of 47)
Information Technology 4.2 72 % (34 out of 47)
Research Design & Analysis 4.5 64 % (30 out of 47)

Within these five broad service areas, some services rated below 3.5. The people responsible for these areas have submitted improvement plans.

We are serious about providing excellent services to our constituency. We will periodically survey LSI investigators and staff to this end and urge everyone to help us meet this goal by participating in the next survey.

I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Your feedback does make a difference.

Assistant/Associate Scientist Position at LSI Parsons

The University of Kansas Institute for Life Span Studies at Parsons invites applications for one non-teaching faculty equivalent position at the Assistant or Associate Scientist rank. This position is for a professional to develop and direct new initiatives in research, training, and/or development of model services and programs for persons with disabilities through grant funded programs. Preference will be given to individuals with successful publication and grant writing experience. Upon request a full position announcement with required and preferred qualifications will be provided. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2005, and continue until the position is filled with start date of August 1, 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter. Contact Laura Hanigan, 2601 Gabriel, Parsons, KS 67357, (620) 421-6550, email-lhanigan@ku.edu, http://www.parsons.lsi.ku.edu

Focus on Research

Focus on Research, features an overview of a Life Span Institute project each month. This month we look at how Life Span Institute research is bringing positive and measurable change to several schools in the Kansas City Kansas district.

Positive behavior support (PBS) is a package of strategies that focuses on teaching new skills, changing school environments and preventing problem behavior from occurring, according to Amy McCart, Ph.D., who directs several PBS-based projects in the Kansas City, Kansas USD 500 with other Beach Center on Disability researchers.

PBS is based on the belief that appropriate behavior can be taught by educators. School-Wide PBS is a proactive strategy that addresses school-wide discipline.

“Traditional discipline systems in schools have focused on student behavior control through punishment,” she said. “But research shows that punishment is not working well and doesn’t teach appropriate behaviors.”

Put simply, in school-wide PBS, school staff develop and systematically teach three to five school-wide behavioral expectations. For example, Be Responsible, Be Honest, Respectful, Be Ready to Learn, Be Cooperative and Be Safe underpin the Argentine Middle School PBS program in Kansas City, Kansas.

“When all staff and students have a clear understanding of these behaviors, students know how to respect each other and teachers can focus on teaching rather than dealing with problem behavior,” McCart explained. “Office referrals go down and academic achievement goes up.”

Six schools in Kansas City, Kansas are currently implementing school-wide PBS with the assistance of KU researchers. Further, the researchers are to developing a plan for district-wide adoption of school-wide PBS for USD 500.

Two notable examples:

White Church Elementary has implemented school-wide PBS since 2001. The school met Adequate Yearly Progress on both reading and math for the past two years. The fourth grade students showed an increase of 19 percent, going from 48 to 68 percent of students scoring proficient or above on the Kansas Math Assessment.

Argentine Middle School has been a PBS school for four years. It is a typical urban school – in 2002 about 85 percent of students were economically disadvantaged and 70 percent were Hispanic or African-American. A Kansas title 1 grant was provided and supported by KU. Argentine made significant academic improvement since the PBS system was put into place: state reading scores of “proficient” increased 15 percent and math scores 21 percent.

Three other schools that are benefiting from more recently adopted PBS programs are Rosedale Middle School, Northwest Middle School, Arrowhead Middle School, and New Chelsea Elementary School.

USD 500, Software Outfitters, and KU are also developing a unique tool for teachers and administrators to make data-driven decisions. The PBS Data Analyzer allows teachers to make up-to-the minute decisions on how to intervene effectively and easily monitor the outcomes of their interventions.

“This is a key tool that may have national implications,” McCart said.

By analyzing truancy, office referrals, timeouts and other events, teachers and administrators could, for example, pinpoint and then direct their efforts toward the time, place and individuals associated with behavior problems. They can then test their interventions to see if they are working.

The University of Kansas has a particular interest in urban school populations and understanding how PBS can impact these populations, according to McCart. “It is our goal in the district to continue to expand our support of schools with systematic, data-based decision-making at all levels and to support other districts in the state using Kansas City Kansas as a stellar example,” she said. “Finally, it is our goal at a national level to present evidence-based research showing the efficacy of PBS in urban schools and the state of Kansas.”

Other Life Span researchers involved in PBS research include Rachel Freeman, Ph.D. and Wayne Sailor, Ph.D.

Conference: Advancing Applied Behavioral Science in Psychology: Solving Societal Problems through Empirical Research in the 21st Century

Friday & Saturday · April 1-2, 2005
SpringHill Suites, Lawrence, Kansas

Registration:http://www.kuce.org/programs/aabs/info.php
More information: Phone Toll-free 877-404-KUCE (5823) or 785-864-KUCE (5823) Fax 785-864-4871 TDD 800-766-3777

Sponsors
The University of Kansas
Clinical Child Psychology Program,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
Continuing Education,
Department of Applied Behavioral Science,
Department of Psychology,
Graduate School,
Kansas Association of Behavior Analysis,
Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies,
and School of Education

Overview
This conference addresses the fundamental importance of integrating modern advances in basic behavioral research, research methods, and conceptual analysis for solving societal problems in the 21st century. The program features nine prominent behavioral scientists, highly regarded for work that bridges basic and applied research, and that is informed by a systematic conceptual foundation. The presenters address barriers to applied behavioral science within and across their respective domains. They review recent advances in basic research, research methods, and conceptual analysis relevant to removing and overcoming those barriers. They describe current progress in use-inspired basic research, translational or bridge research, and interdisciplinary research for deriving, implementing, and validating empirically-based applications. And, they propose research, training, and funding agendas for solving problems of individual, social, and cultural importance.

The conference is intended for professionals, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students concerned with advancing applied behavioral science in the behavioral, social, and cognitive sciences, particularly, in clinical and community psychology, behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, education, human development and family life, gerontology, behavioral pharmacology and toxicology, and public health.

A reception will be held on Thursday evening, March 31, from 8-10 p.m. at the SpringHill Suites, the conference hotel. Conference registration will be open at this time, as well as the next morning. The reception offers an opportunity for the presenters, organizers, student volunteers, and registrants to meet before the conference begins. On Saturday evening, a reception will be held from 6-7 p.m., prior to an 7 p.m. banquet. The banquet is open to all conference registrants who also register for it. Banquet registration is limited to 200. The conference is limited to 250 registrants.

2005 NIH Training Grant Workshop May 12

KUCR will conduct its annual NIH Training Grant Workshop Thursday, May 12, Noon to 5 pm in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. The luncheon session will feature a panel discussion of the impact of training grants on a research program. The afternoon session will be on predoctoral, postdoctoral and new faculty experiences in training grant programs. A reception and poster session of pre and post doctoral trainees involved with the KU Lawrence Campus training grant programs will display their current research. RSVP your attendance to jaugusto@ku.edu or by phone at (785) 864-7351.

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the KU Center for Research.

Institute Activities

Honors

Kathleen Baggett was nominated for Who’s Who of American Women

Awards

Testimony

Kathleen Baggett provided expert witness testimony in two local child maltreatment hearings; Jackson County Family Court, Missouri

Rud Turnbull provided expert testimony that was filed with the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the death penalty and people w/ mental retardation.

Publications

Reed, P., & Doughty, A. H. (2005). Within-subject testing of the signaled-reinforcement effect on operant responding as measured by response rate and resistance to change. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 83(1), 31-45.

Presentations

Ramey, S., Lanzi, R., Klerman, L., & Baggett, K. (January, 2005). Description and Prevention of Child Neglect. Federal Child Neglect Research Consortium: 5th Meeting, Rockville, MD.

Warlen L., Baggett, K., & Hamilton J. (November, 2004). Centralized Intake and Referral System: Year 2 update. Kansas Early Head Start Conference, Washington D.C.

Baggett, K. M. (April, 2004). Home Visiting: Identifying and Addressing Challenges. National Training Institute on Effective Practices Supporting Young Children’s Social Emotional Development, Clearwater, FL.

Baggett, K. M. (October, 2004). Assessing Social-Emotional Functioning in Infants and Toddlers. Wyandotte County Early Childhood Special Education Cooperative, Kansas City,

Baggett K. M. (May, 2004). Infant/Toddler Mental Health Screening. Project EAGLE Community Programs. University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, KS.

Baggett, K. M., Carta, J. J., & Horn, E. (March, 2004). Developing a practitioner friendly measure of parent-child interaction. Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention. San Diego, CA.

Baggett, K. M. (November, 2004). The Indicator of Parent Child Interaction. Missouri Early Head Start Directors Meeting, Jefferson City, MO

Bowman, L. (2005, February). ClassWide Peer Tutoring as an intervention for middle and high school students with E/BD in alternative education classrooms. Session presentation, Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, MO.

Smith, C., Eppler, B., Rosen, C., Nelson, M., & Bowman, L. (2005, February). Challenges faced in meeting the needs of students with significant behavioral disorders across educational, mental health and juvenile justice settings. Panel session presentation, Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, MO.

Heir, N., Thorne, S., Bowman, L., Moore, D., Utley, C., & Sailor, W. (2005, February). The effects of a comprehensive class-wide intervention on an Identified at-risk student’s academic engagement time and frequency of problem behaviors. Poster session, Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, Kansas City, MO.

Brady, N and Steeples, T (February 24, 2005) Facilitating Young Children's Communication Repairs Kansas Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children,

Brady, N, Houghton, J, & Bashinski, S. (February 24, 2005) Promoting Communication Outcomes through Adapted Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching for Young Children who are Deaf-Blind: An Assessment Protocol. Kansas Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

Carta, J. J., Baggett, K. M., & Atwater, J. B. (October, 2004). Predicting and Preventing Child Neglect. University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS.

Carta, J. J., & Baggett, K. M. (October, 2004). The Indicator of Parent Child Interaction. KS Early Head Start Directors Meeting, Topeka, KS.

Carta, J. J. & Baggett, K. M. (March, 2004). Predicting and Preventing Child Neglect. Mabel Rice Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Cress, P. (2005, March). Universal design and the web. Paper presented at the Mid-America Association for Computers in Education, Manhattan, KS.

Fawcett, S. (March 1, 2004) Expanding the Evidence Base for Community Efforts to Create Conditions That Promote Health. 19th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control in Atlanta. This is a report on the World Health Organization's Global Program in Health Promotion Effectiveness. Fawcett is Co-Leader for the North American Region.

As current chair of the Disabilities Action Group of the Society for Community Research and Action (Division 27 of the American Psychological Association), Dot Nary edited a Special Feature in the Winter, 2005 division newsletter, The Community Psychologist, focusing on disability issues, Sharing the Struggle and the Joy: Full Participation of People with Disabilities, and contains seven articles, including one by Glen White of the RTCIL about his work in Peru and one by Karrie A. Shogren, Stelios Gragoudes, and Susan B. Palmer of the Beach Center on Disability about the group, Kansas University Professionals in Disabilities.

Kate Saunders was one of eight invited speakers at a workshop on federal research funding sponsored by the Association for Behavior Analysis. The workshop was held Feb. 23 & 24 in Chicago.

Stowe, M. (February 12, 2004) IDEA 2004 and Inclusion. Families Together Conference in Kansas City.

Posters

Baggett, K. M. Atwater, J. B., Carta, J. J., Greenwood, C. R. (June, 2004). Environmental Risk and Parent Responsiveness: Keys to Behavioral Risk and Resilience in Very Young Children. National Head Start Research Conference. Washington, D.C.

Baggett, K. M. (February, 2004). Multiple risks among inner-urban Early Head Start Families: Implications for Intervention and Prevention Research. Conference for Research Innovations in Early Childhood Intervention. San Diego, CA.

Technical Assistance/Training

Kathleen Baggett - Evaluation consultant, Connecting Families to Community Resources (Connections), Project EAGLE Community Programs, University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, KS.

Kathleen Baggett - Infant/Toddler Mental Health and Parent-Child Interaction Assessment Training Consultant, Project EAGLE Early Head Start (Wyandotte County), University of Kansas Medical School, Kansas City, KS.

Central Office News and Announcements

Administration

Edward Zamarripa, Director of Finance and Administration

Unclassified Evaluations

It is time for the annual unclassified evaluation. LSI has issued a call for evaluations, which will be due on March 25, 2005. All unclassified employees must have an annual evaluation on file, using the standardized evaluation form developed last year. This is an important activity for all employees as the evaluation provides the basis for merit increases for FY 2006. Call Ed Zamarripa if you have any questions. The forms and directions are at: lhttp://www.lsi.ku.edu/lsi/internal/evaluation.html

Project Development

Paul Diedrich, Associate Director for Project Development

Past Submissions not Previously Reported

1. Judy Carta and Wayne Sailor submitted their fourth year continuation “Advancing Multiple-levels of Evidence Based Practice for Children with Challenging Behaviors and their Families” to the University of South Florida (prime contractor to DE) on February 2, 2005.

2. Stephen Fawcett and Jerry Schultz submitted a new, five-year proposal “University of Kansas Collaborating Center for Prevention of Youth Violence” to CDC on February 10, 2005.

3. Richard Saunders, James Sherman, Muriel Saunders, Nancy Brady, Kathy Thiemann and Steven Warren, in collaboration with Lesley Olswang (University of Washington), resubmitted the five-year competing continuation of the program project “Communication of People with Mental Retardation” to NICHD on February 15, 2005.

4. Nancy Hamilton submitted a new, three-year proposal “Fibromyalgia and Sleep Treatments (FAST) to NIAMS on February 24, 2005.

5. Todd Little submitted a new, one-year conference proposal “On the Methodological Challenges and Substantive Opportunities of Dyadic Data Designs” to NSF on February 28, 2005.

6. Ed Auer submitted his second-year (for KU), non-competing continuation “Perceptual Experience and Spoken Word Recognition” to NIDCD on March 1, 2005.

7. Joseph Donnelly, Bryan Smith, Leon Greene, Ric Washburn, Debra Sullivan, Cheryl Gibson and Matt Mayo submitted their fourth-year, non-competing continuation “Prevention of Obesity in Children with PAAC” to NIDDK on March 1, 2005.

8. Mabel Rice submitted her ninth-year, non-competing continuation “Training Researchers in Language Impairments” to NIDCD on March 1, 2005.

9. Holly Storkel submitted her sixth-year, non-competing continuation “The Mental Lexicon in Language Acquisition” to NIDCD on March 1, 2005.

10. Steven Barlow submitted a five-year competing continuation “Functional Outcomes of Cleft Lip Surgery” to the University of North Carolina (prime contractor to NIDCR) on March 1, 2005.

11. Kathryn Saunders resubmitted her five-year proposal “Recombinative Generalization of Within-Syllable Units in MR” to NICHD on March 1, 2005.

12. Kathleen Baggett and Judith Carta resubmitted their five-year proposal “Infant-Net” to the Oregon Research Institute (prime contractor to NIMH) on March 1, 2005.

13. Hugh Catts resubmitted his five-year proposal “Adult Psych/Social Outcomes of Primary Language Disorder” to the University of Iowa (prime contractor to NIDCD) on March 1, 2005.

14. John Colombo resubmitted his five-year proposal “DHA Supplementation and Pregnancy Outcome” to the KU Medical Center (prime contractor to NICHD) on March 1, 2005.

15. Stephen Fowler submitted a new, five-year proposal “Caveolin-3 and Muscular Dystrophy” to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine @ Yeshiva University (prime contractor to NIAMS) on March 1, 2005.

16. Todd Little submitted a new, five-year proposal “Child Sleep Problems in the Context of Marital Conflict” to the University of Auburn (prime contractor to NIH) on March 1, 2005.

17. Joseph Donnelly and Matt Mayo submitted a continuation proposal “The Effects of Dairy Intake on Weight Maintenance and Metabolic Profile” to the Dairy Management Inc. on March 2, 2005.

New Awards (not previously funded) Information

1. Amy McCart received a new, one-year award “Providing Positive Behavioral Supports at Washington High School” from USD 500, Kansas City, Kansas Unified School District that began October 1, 2004.

2. Amy McCart received a new, one-year award “Providing Positive Behavioral Supports at Grant Elementary School” from USD 500, Kansas City, Kansas Unified School District that also began October 1, 2004.

3. Joseph Donnelly received a new, one-year award “substrate Oxidation in Children in Response to Exercise with High and Low Dairy Intake” from the Dairy Management Inc. that began January 1, 2005.

4. Michael Hammer (Steven Barlow – faculty sponsor) received a new two-year award “Laryngeal Sensorimotor Control in Parkinson’s Disease) from NIDCD that begins March 1, 2005.

Comments and questions to: lifespan@ku.edu


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