UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on October 05, 2011
Kathleen T. Foley, Ph.D., OTR/L, an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Occupational Therapy, received funding for her project, “Comparison of Toileting Disability Among Older Black and White Women.” Maria Pisu, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Preventative Medicine, won a grant for “Older African American Breast Cancer Patients and Cancer Financial Challenges.”An Occupational Therapy faculty member was one of two University of Alabama at Birmingham professors to win a grant from the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Pilot Grant Awards.
The RCMAR is a partnership with UAB, Morehouse School of Medicine, Tuskegee University and the University of Alabama. Funded by the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the RCMAR serves as a research-based and mentoring investment for the purpose of closing the health disparities gap between African American and non-minority older adults. The RCMAR provides early career or mid-career scientists who are changing or expanding the focus of their research to minority aging and health disparities research with education and training, mentoring as well as funding and guidance on development and implementation of small-scale studies.
Foley and Pisu were selected in the 2012 Pilot Grant Awards competition and received approval from NIA to implement their projects over the next year.