iTHRIV announces health research pilot project recipients
The Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hub partnership between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Carilion Clinic, and Inova Health System has awarded $200,000 in funding to five research projects through the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program. Multi-institutional teams of scientists, physicians, and engineers will study Parkinson’s disease, celiac disease, pediatric heart transplant, pediatric telemedicine, and epilepsy.
Congratulations to Sujith Vijayan, his study in auditory therapy for Parkinson’s disease is one of the proyects that will be benefit with this award. Vijayan and Della Williams, a neurologist at Carilion Clinic and an assistant professor of internal medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, are studying if patients with Parkinson’s disease can benefit from background noise during sleep.