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Faculty and Staff Grants from March 2019

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Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in March 2019:

Michael Faragher

J. Michael Faragher, director of the Problem Gambling Treatment and Research Center at the Morgridge College of Education

  • Grant from the Colorado Department of Human Services for "Gambling Addiction Programs Strategic Plan"
  • Project abstract: This project will analyze the current state of problem gambling addiction in Colorado and recommend for the development of a statewide strategy to address problem gambling. This comprehensive plan will develop successful strategies to impact gambling addiction.
Peter Laz

Peter Laz, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Whitney LeBoeuf

Whitney LeBoeuf, director of data integration and analytics at the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise

  • Grant from the Piton Foundation for "Early Childhood Workforce Data"
  • Project abstract: The goal of this work is to open up available and reliable Early Childhood (EC) workforce data that can be used by community stakeholders. These data can then be used to answer priority questions and to track changes in the conditions of the EC workforce and the influences of improvement efforts.
Lena Lundgren

Lena Lundgren, executive director at the Butler Institute for Families at the Graduate School of Social Work

  • Grants from Casa Esperanza, subaward from the Department of Health and Human Services for "Transcend," "Tu Bienestar," "Mi Camino II" and "BCOR (Crossroads)
  • Project abstracts: The Butler Institute for Families will evaluate outcomes of a SAMHSA-funded project to ensure the efficacy of treatment services of Latino reentering citizens with substance abuse and mental health disorders, primarily from correctional facilities in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley Region. This work will also ensure compliance, as awell as provide process evaluation to ensure the efficiency and continuous quality improvement of services.

Donald New, senior project manager at the Applied Research Technology Institute at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Galena Rhoades

Galena Rhoades, research associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Grant from the Caring for Colorado Foundation for "MotherWise Colorado: Trauma-Informed, Integrated Mental Health Services"
  • Project abstract: The Denver community lacks free/low-cost evidence-based therapy services in general as well as specifically for the perinatal period. This project will address barriers and gaps in services and will transform MotherWise so that the program comprehensively addresses not only family relationships, but also the specific mental health problems that may undermine women's abilities to attain the goals they have for themselves, their families and their new baby's future.
Meredith Silverstein

Meredith Silverstein, senior research associate at the Butler Institute for Families at the Graduate School of Social Work

  • Grants from Casa Esperanza, subaward from SAMHSA for "Casa Care" and "OBOT"
  • Project abstracts: The Butler Institute for Families will evaluate outcomes of a SAMHSA-funded project to ensure the efficacy of treatment services of homeless and under-housed Latinos struggling with co-occurring disorders. This work will also ensure compliance, as well as provide process evaluation to ensure the efficiency and continuous quality improvement services.

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