Dr. Shapiro earns rehabilitation engineering research grant

August 18, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Congratulations to Danielle Shapiro, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation!

She was awarded the Spring 2016 Small Grant for Technology to Support Health Management and Independence from the U-M Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center.

The grant is awarded in the spring and fall of each year for an innovative technology project that will improve the lives of adolescent and young adults with physical, cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Shapiro’s funded project will analyze teenagers’ Facebook activity to measure changes in their social processes following a traumatic brain injury. The long-term goal of the project is to develop a Facebook application that would automatically identify social changes in patients with TBI. Clinicians could then use the data as a way to guide rehabilitation with the adolescent and their parents.

Do you have an app, game or other type of innovative technology that could improve the lives of those with disabilities?

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center is currently accepting proposals for the fall 2016 award. Visit the small grants website to learn more and submit your proposal. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 12 and the winner will be announced Nov. 30.

The RERC is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research – NIDILRR grant number 90RE5012. NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Website: http://cthi.medicine.umich.edu/projects/tiktoc-rerc/small-grants

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