Life Span Institute -  Research - Projects

The work of the Life Span Institute, research, service, training and technical assistance, is accomplished by affiliated Center researchers through projects funded by competitive federal, state, and private grants and contracts.

Each project listed below is linked to its Life Span Institute web page. In some cases, the projects have web sites and links to these are on the LSI project web pages.

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PI/Project Director Project Title

Funding Agency

Status Project Period
Baggett, Kathleen M. Joint Attention Mediated Learning Intervention for Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families Indiana University Current 07-01-12 to 06-30-16
Baggett, Kathleen M. Web-based Parenting Intervention for Mothers of Infants ORI Current 09-28-10 to 07-31-15
Bortolato, Marco Deciphering gene-environment interactions in pathological reactive aggression Post-Finaster Syndrome Foundation Current 09-05-14 to 07-31-19
Bortolato, Marco Developing a research consortium on aggression and drug abuse Institutional - RIC I Current 03-01-14 to 02-28-17
Bigelow, Kathryn M. Project Engage: Building Parents' Capacity to Improve Child Language Outcomes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Current 09-01-12 to 08-31-15
Brady, Nancy C. The CCS: A Treatment Outcome Measure for Individuals with Severe Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities National Institutes of Health Current 07-05-13 to 04-30-18
Brumberg, Jonathan Developing a Brain-machine Interface for Speech Communication NIH Current 09-01-12 to 02-29-16
Buzhardt Jr., Joseph

Examination of the Use of a Spanish Version of the Online and Applied System for Intervention Skills (OASIS) Training Program and Parents of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

KUMCRI Current 10-01-11 to 09-30-15
Carta, Judith J. Bridging the Word Gap-Intervention Research Network US Dept of Education Current 09-01-14 to 08-31-15
Carta, Judith J. Exploring moderating roles of home/classroom quality in relations between language NICHD Current 07-01-12 to 06-30-15
Catts, Hugh W. Language Bases of Skilled Reading Comprehension U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Services (IES) Current 07-01-10 to 06-30-15
Collie-Akers, Vicki Creating Healthy Places and Spaces to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living Among Latinos in Kansas City, Kansas US Dept of Education Current 01-06-14 to 05-31-16
Collie-Akers, Vicki Health for All: Healthy Places that Promote Health Equity among Latinos in Kansas City, KS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Current 09-30-14 to 09-29-17
Colombo, John A.

DHA Supplemental in Pregnancy Outcomes

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Current 04-04-06 to 01-31-16
Colombo, John A. Visual attention, joint attention and emergent language Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Current 06-01-13 to 05-31-16
Colombo, John A. Low GI Intake and Toddler Cognitive Performance Meade Current 04-04-11 to 10-31-15
Colombo, John A. / Smith, Peter G.

Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC)

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Current 07-01-06 to 06-30-16
Deshler, Donald

Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities

US Dept of Education Current 01-01-12 to 09-30-15
Donnelly, Joseph E. Neuroimaging Studies of Reward, Impulsivity and Adherence to an Exercise Program KUMC(NIDDK) Current 04-01-10 to 01-31-16
Donnelly, Joseph E. Weight Loss and Maintenance for Individuals with IDD KUMC(NIDDK) Current 09-15-10 to 08-31-15
Donnelly, Joseph E. A Virtual Reality Intervention (Second Life) to Improve Weight Maintenance NIDDK Current 04-01-10 to 06-30-16
Donnelly, Joseph E. A Randomized Trial of Recommendations for Exercise to Prevent Weight Regain NIH Current 04-01-12 to 04-30-2016
Ekerdt, David J.

Age(ing) As Future - Future-related activities regarding age and aging in cross-cultural perspective (Alter(n) als Zukunft)

US Dept of Education Current 01-01-13 to 12-31-15
Greenwood, Charles R. Post-Doctoral Research Training Program in Special Education U.S. Department of Education Current 03-01-12 to 02-29-16
Gross, Judith Assessing Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) U.S. Department of Education Current 11-01-10 to 09-30-15
Jackson, Yolanda K. Testing Determinants of Resilience: Mental Health, Child Maltreatment and Adaptive Behavior Outcomes National Institute of Health (NIH) Curent 08-01-09 to 08-31-15
Jackson, Yolanda K. Substance Use in Foster Care Youth: Relations Among Maltreatment, Use, and Coping National Institute of Health (NIH) Current 08-05-12 to 08-04-16
Johnson, David K.

Epidemiology and Development of Alzheimer's Disease (EDAD)

Fogarty International Center

Current 01-06-2013 to 05-30-2015
Lindeman, David P.

Act Early Ambassador

KS Dept for Children and Families Current 05-01-04 to 04-30-16
Lindeman, David P.

Southeast Kansas Respite Care Services


Parsons State Hospital and Training Center (PSHTC) Current 07-01-91 to 06-30-16
Lindeman, David P. Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS) KsDE Current 07-01-93 to 06-30-15
Reichard, Amanda Reducing Health Disparities among People with Intellectual Disabilities CDC Current 10-01-12 to 09-30-15
Rice, Mabel L. ARC Centre of Excellence for Cognition and its Disorders US Dept of Education Current 01-01-11 to 12-31-17
Rice, Mabel L. Pediatric HIV/Aids Cohort Study (PHACS) Tulane University Current 09-30-05 to 09-30-15
Rice, Mabel L. Twins and Singletons with Specific Language Impairment National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Current 07-01-07 to 06-30-16
Sack, Sara H.

Active Living, Better Health, and Employment through Technology

US Dept of Education Current 07-01-13 to 06-30-2016
Sailor, Wayne S. / McCart, Amy B. The Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation Center (SWIFT) U.S. Department of Education Current 10-15-12 to 10-14-17
Saunders, Kathryn J. Improving Outcomes for Young Children with Hearing Impairment and Other Disabilities: Technology US Dept of Ed Current 10-01-11 to 09-30-15
Schultz, Jerry A. Evaluation of the BMS Foundation's Together on Diabetes Program Bristol-Myers Squibb Current 09-01-12 to 08-31-17
Storkel, Holly L. Interactive Book Reading to Accelerate Word Learning by Children with SLI National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Current 03-12-13 to 09-18
Summers, Jean Ann

Access to Success: Replication and Impact of a Training Program Supporting Post-Secondary Students in Requesting Disability Accommodations

US Department of Education Current 01-10-14 to 09-30-17
Thiemann-Bourque, Kathy S. Communication Intervention for Preschoolers learning to use AAC (CI-PAAC) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Current 06-01-13 to 05-31-17
Wegner, Jane R. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACTS) U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Current 01-01-05 to 12-31-15
Wills, Howard A Multi-Site Efficacy Trial of the Class-wide Function-related Intervention Teams "CW-FIT": A Research to Practice Agency for Students with and At Risk for EBD U.S. Dept of Ed Current 07-01-12 to 06-30-16

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