Grants

The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL) has been regularly recognized by the sports medicine community for its continual scientific contributions. The following grants have been presented to our personnel.

Federal

Year
PI
Title
Agency
2015 - Present Chris Connaboy, PhD

Characterization of Psychological Risk, Overlap with Physical Health, and Associated Performance in Isolated, Confined, Extreme Environments

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
2013 - Present Katelyn F. Allison, PhD Expanding the Role of Women in the Marine Corps:  Injury Prevention & Human Performance Research Department of Defense; Office of Naval Research
2012 - Present Timothy C. Sell, PhD, PT Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Initiative - AFSOC Department of Defense; Air Force Surgeon General's Office
2010 - Present John P. Abt, PhD, ATC Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement initiative - USASOC Department of Defense; Defense Medicial Research & Development Program
2006 - Present Timothy C. Sell, PhD, PT

Naval Special Warfare Injury Prevention and Human Performance Initiative - NSW Group 2

Naval Special Warfare Injury Prevention and Human Performance Initiative - NSW Group 4/Special Boat Team 22

Naval Special Warfare Injury Prevention and Human Performance Initiative - SEAL Qualification Training/Crewmen Qualification Training

Department of Defense; Office of Naval Research
2005 - 2012 Scott M. Lephart, PhD Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Initiative - 101st Airborne Soldiers Department of Defense; Defense Medicial Research & Development Program
2004 Scott M. Lephart, PhD Female ACL Injury Prevention Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2004 Timothy C. Sell, MS, PT Neuromechanical Predictors of Dynamic Knee Stability Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Injury Research and Control, University of Pittsburgh
2004 Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC Contributors to Dysfunction in Patients with Work-Induced Rotator Cuff Disease Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Injury Research and Control, University of Pittsburgh
1996 Scott M. Lephart, PhD The effects of bracing and high tibial osteotomy on neuromuscular function and pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a prospective study. National Institutes of Health (NIH); Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease Center
 

 

Independent

Year
PI
Title
Agency
2011 Matthew Darnell, MS, RD, SCCC The Effect of Carbohydrate/Electrolyte Feedings on Postural Stability, Muscle Activation Patterns, and Landing Mechanics Gatorage Sports Science Institute Student Grantand Landing Mechanics
2006 Kim Crawford, PhD, RD, CSSD The Effects of Tart Cherry Juice on the Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness Cherry Marketing Institute
2005 Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC Contributors to Functional Impairments in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tears Aircast Foundation
2005 Scott M. Lephart, PhD Effects of a Balance and Proprioception Training Program on Golf Swing Biomechanics and Physical and Performance Parameters Flexor Sports Training
2003 John P. Abt, MS, ATC Anterior Tibialis Fatigue Disrupts Knee Flexion-Pronation Synchrony During Running American College of Sports Medicine Doctoral Research Grant
2003 Natalie L. Senese, ATC Clinical Measurements to Determine Potential Overuse Injury During Running Osternig Master's Grant
2003 Cheryl M. Ferris, MEd, ATC A Gender Comparison of the Role of the Trunk and Hip on Lower Extremity Function During a Stop-Jump Task Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Alumni Council- The Erin McGurk Grant
2002 Ayako Habu, ATC Fatigue and Sex Differences on Lower Extremity Kinematics During Osternig Master's Grant
2001 Scott M. Lephart, PhD A Prospective Evaluation of a DonJoy Vista Rehabilitation Exercise Brace on Proprioception and Quadriceps Function DonJoy Orthopaedics
2001 Scott M. Lephart, PhD Female Athlete Injury Prevention Project Jewish Healthcare Foundation
2001 Giampietro Vairo, ATC Neuromuscular Landing Performance Subsequent to Ipsilateral Semitendinosus and Gracilis Autograft Reconstruction Osternig Master's Grant
2001 Scott M. Lephart, PhD Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control Following Thermal Assisted Stabilization of the Unstable Shoulder: A Retrospective Study NFL Charities Foundation
1994-1995 Scott M. Lephart, PhD The effects of neuromuscular control exercises on functional stability in the unstable shoulder National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation
 

 

University of Pittsburgh

Year
PI
Title
Agency
2011 Nicholas Heebner, ATC Correlation of Tibial Accelerations with Kinematic and Kinetic Variables During Single-Leg Stop-Jump and Drop-Landing Tasks School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2007 Anne Benjaminse, PT Reliability and Precision of Hip Proprioception Methods in Healthy Individuals School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2006 Ben Goerger, ATC Comparison of the Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control of a Single Leg Squat and Two Jump Landing Tasks School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2006 Ken Learman, MS, PT Treatment Effects of Spinal Manipulation on Proprioception in Subjects with Chronic Low Back Pain School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2006 Saki Oyama, ATC Profiling Physical Characteristics of the Swimmer's Shoulder: Comparison to Baseball Pitchers and Non-Overhead Athletes School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2006 Candice Schucker, ATC Evaluation of Three on-the-Field Non-Assisted Posterior Shoulder Stretches in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2006 Craig Wassinger, MS, PT Biomechanical and physical characteristics of whitewater kayakers with and without shoulder pain. School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2004 John P. Abt, MS, ATC Knee Flexion-Pronation Asynchrony During an Exhaustive Run School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2004 Kevin G. Laudner, MS, ATC Functional Characteristics of Throwing Athletes with Posterior Internal Shoulder Impingement School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2004 Jason P. Mihalik, CAT Postural Control Strategies Observed in Subjects with Mild Head Injury School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2004 Timothy C. Sell, MS, PT Neuromechanical Predictors of Dynamic Knee Stability School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2004 Natalie L. Senese, ATC Clinical Measurements to Determine Potential Overuse Injury During Running School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2004 Yung-Shen Tsai, MS, PT Characteristics of Trunk and Hip in Golfers With and Without Low Back Pain School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Development Fund, University of Pittsburgh
2003 Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC Contributors to Functional Impairments in Supraspinatus Lesion Patients University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Competitive Medical Research Fund
2003 Jean L. McCrory, PhD Variations in Neuromuscular Characteristics Throughout the Menstrual Cycle University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Competitive Medical Research Fund