Active Research Projects

  • Clinical trial of Ceftriaxone in subjects with ALS
  • A multicenter study of cognitive dysfunction in ALS
  • Development of a "Medical Home" for pediatric neuromuscular patients where physicial, psychosocial, social and spiritual care is coordinated through HSC.
  • Connecticut Sickle Cell Consortium: Lifespan Approach for Education, Care and Support Services
  • Tracheo-Arterial Fistula Formation in a Chronically Tracheomized Patient Population: Is the Risk Increased?

Completed Research Projects

  • Easy Breathing Community Initiative: Pediatric Asthma Management
  • Investigate the usefulness of computer-assisted "scannable forms" for data collection and management
  • Effect of an inhaled anti-oxidant on subjects with bronchial asthma
  • Influence of neuroticism on illness appraisals and functional status in subjects with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the discussed formulations of salmeterol and fluticasone in subjects with COPD
  • Generational differences in the nursing profession: the effects on recruitment and retention
  • Electrical stimulation and bone mass in elderly post-stroke women
  • Effect of an inhaled anti-oxidant on nitric oxide levels in expired breath of individuals with lung disease
  • Effect of massage therapy versus guided imagery in ventilator-dependent patients
  • An evaluation of a new quality of life questionnaire in individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Investigation on the safety and efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine treatment
  • Post-intensive care unit mechanical ventilation at long-term hospitals: a multi-center outcomes measures study
  • Long term use of inhaled anti-oxidant for the treatment of COPD
  • Comparison of delivery system for ipratropium / salbutamol and ipratropium bromide
  • Partners in Caregiving in a Special Care Environment
  • Assessment of attentional functioning and malingered memory deficit

"The answers to improving care for our patients with chronic illness must come from future research innovations."