Novel Methodologies

Program Description

The development of novel methodologies is critical for progress in clinical and translational research. A core focus of SCTR is to advance innovative methodologies, approaches and technologies that will facilitate translational and clinical research. Our program goals are to:

1. Establish a robust infrastructure that fosters and supports the development and dissemination of novel clinical and translational methodologies

2. Promote the development of novel methodologies for clinical and translational research.



AHQR PCOR Related Grant Opps:
* Mentored Career Development Grants - NOT-HS-13-010
* New! R25 Training and Workforce Development in Mtds and Stds (RFA-HS-14-004)

The Novel Methododolgies Program offers Scientific Consultations. Request Services at SPARC Request.




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kautzSteve Kautz, PhD
Novel Methods Program Director
Novel Methods in Rehabilitation Research and Human Movement Measurement: The goal is to provide investigators with an evaluation of various options for measurement of human movement or performance and application of rehabilitation paradigms using the latest rehabilitation theory and technology for their clinical research studies. Assistance can be provided with development of  proposal hypotheses, scientific aims, collaborator identification and/or other technical/scientific needs related to measurement of human movement using three-dimensional kinematics, kinetics and electromyographic data.

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Frank Treiber, PhD - Innovation Technology Consultant
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The Innovation Technology Initiative is intended to provide assistance with identification of wireless technology applications which will help the investigative team implement various components of the study in a more cost efficient manner, particularly with subjects in their natural environments.

mauldinPatrick Mauldin, PhD -
Director, SCTR Comparative Effectiveness Research Intiative
The CER Initiative is to build research capacity and multidisciplinary partnerships to focus on grants which systematically assess alternative treatment strategies to improve or maintain health and to provide consultations for CER related project and research team development, protocol design, community engagement, and funding sources including PCORI funding.


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Steve Kautz, PhD
Novel Methods Program Director

Frank Treiber, PhD
Innovation Technology Consult

Patrick Mauldin, PhD
Director, SCTR CER Iniaitive

Dayan Ranwala, PhD

Science Program Manager