Smart Lab
Potomac Health Foundation Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee CERES NanoScience NCCAM
 

Ongoing Research Support

  • Cortes, N. (PI), $217,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, POISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention) Prince William. Funded 2015. Co-Investigators: S. Caswell, J. Ambegaonkar, and S. Morrison (Old Dominion University).
  • Caswell, S. V., $270,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, Middle School ACHIEVES. Funded 2015. Co-Investigators: Cortes, N., J. Ambegaonkar, A. Caswell
  • Petricoin, E. (PI), $50,000 with INOVA Healthcare. Development and Use of Clinical Proteomic and Nanotechnologies to identify and Validate Markers for Acute Traumatic Brain Injury in Biofluids: Detection, Monitoring and Convalescence. Co-Investigators: Cortes, N., Caswell, S..
  • Caswell, S (PI), Cortes, N (Co-PI). Video Analysis and Head Gear Evaluation: Phase II with US Lacrosse. $24,000
  • Cortes N (Co-I) 1R01AR062578-01A1 PI (Onate) NIH-NIAMS Functional Evaluation to Predict Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury. $1,952,000. 2013-2018
  • Jones, M.T. (PI), $35,622 with National Strength and Conditioning Foundation. Acute response to cluster resistive exercise in resistance-trained women. Funded 2016.
  • Jones, M.T. (Co-PI), $50,000 with George Mason University Provost Multidisciplinary Research Initiative. A multidisciplinary community empowerment approach to target the early treatment of childhood obesity among low-income Latino children. Funded 2016. S. Gallo (PI), R. Mehlenbeck (Co-PI).

Completed Research Support

  • Cortes, N. (PI), $248,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, POISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention) Prince William. Funded 2015. Co-Investigators: S. Caswell, J. Ambegaonkar, and S. Morrison (Old Dominion University).
  • Caswell, S. V., $250,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, Middle School ACHIEVES. Funded 2015. Co-Investigators: Cortes, N., J. Ambegaonkar, A. Caswell
  • Caswell, S (PI), Cortes, N (Co-PI). Video Analysis and Head Gear Evaluation: Phase I with US Lacrosse. $28,000
  • Caswell S (PI), Caswell A (Co-I), Ambegaonkar (Co-I), The ACHIEVES Project [AdvanCing Healthcare Initiatives for undErserVEd Students]. Potomac Health Foundation. $488,000. Website: ACHIEVES
  • Parham C (PI), Caswell A (PI), Caswell S (Co-I), Ambegaonkar (Co-I), The BEATS) Bolstering Excellence in Athletic Training Students. Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee, National Athletic Trainers' Association $7,500
  • Caswell (PI), Lincon A (PI), Almquist (Co-I), Perrielo (Co-I), Ginsburg (Co-I). Video Analysis of Youth Festival Events: Characterization of Youth Lacrosse Skill Level and Physical Aspects of Play through US Lacrosse: $42,000
  • Marshall (PI), Caswell (Co-I). National Athletic Trainers' Association Outcomes System Project through National Athletic Trainers' Association: $374,454
  • Wilkison C (PI), Cortes N (Mentor). Effects of virtual reality feedback strategies on gait normalization in lower extremity amputees. OSCAR/Undergraduate Research Scholars Program. George Mason University. 2012
  • Caswell (Co-I), Lincon (PI). Epidemiology of Lacrosse Injuries Among Youth Players through US Lacrosse: $160,000 (2 years)
  • Petricoin EE (PI), Liotta L. (Co-PI) Caswell S (Co-I), Ambegaonkar (Co-I), Caswell A (Co-I), Lucchini A (CO-I Bishop (Co-I) Measurement of Human Growth Hormone in Urine and Blood Serum US Anti Doping Agency (USDA) through Ceres Nanosciences LLLP: $ 68,000
  • Caswell (PI). School-aged injury prevention Project through Central Loudoun Youth Football League: $15,000
  • Cortes N (PI). The effects of a Functional Agility Short-Term Fatigue Protocol on Lower Extremity Biomechanics. Tenure-Track Faculty Summer Research Grant, George Mason University. June-August, 2011.
  • Ambegaonkar (PI), Caswell S (Co-PI) Performing Arts Medicine Program College of Visual and Performing Arts, and College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University $30,000
  • Petricoin EE (PI), Liotta L. (Co-PI) Caswell S (Co-I), Ambegaonkar (Co-I), Non-Invasive Dehydration Sensor Department of Army, $ 16,000
  • Ambegaonkar (PI), Comparison of Muscle Activation and Knee Joint Stiffness between Female Dancers and Basketball Players during Drop Jumps, Stout Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $1,000
  • Ambegaonkar (PI), Comparison of Muscle Activation and Knee Joint Stiffness between Female Dancers and Basketball Players during Drop Jumps, Doctoral Research Grant, National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation (NATAREF), $ 2,500
  • Ambegaonkar (PI), Lower Extremity Muscle Activity and Kinetic Patterns Differ Between Double-Leg Drop Landings and Drop Jumps Summer Research Grant Award, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $1,500
  • Caswell (Co-I), Lincon (PI). Evaluation of Women's Lacrosse Protective Eyewear Mandate through US Lacrosse: $10,000
  • Caswell (Co-I), Lincon (PI). Trends in Sports-Related Concussion Incidence through US Lacrosse. $10,000
  • Caswell (Co-I), Lincon (PI). Epidemiology of MTBI in Boys' and Girls' High School Lacrosse Players through National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment: $328,865 (2 years)
  • Liotta (PI), Caswell (Co-I), Ambegaonkar (Co-I) Non-Invasive Dehydration Sensor through National Institute of Health: $25,000
  • Cortes N (PI). Neuromechanical Analysis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Risk Factors in Female Collegiate Soccer Athletes. Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (SFRH / BD / 28046 / 2006). Equivalent to NIH F31 Pre Doctoral Training. 2006-2010
  • Cortes N (Key Personnel). Diekrager S (PI) Objective Assessment Instrumentation for Manual Therapy Techniques. NCCAM: 1 R43 AT004941-01. 09/2009 - 12/2009.
  • Caswell (Co-I), Lincon (PI). Descriptive Epidemiology of Youth and High School Lacrosse Injuries through US Lacross: $10,000
  • Caswell (Co-I), Anderson (PI). Shaping Healthy Children: Physical Activity and Nutrition Assessment Protocol through Prince William Health Partnership Authority and Kaiser Permanente: $3500
  • Csswell (PI). The effect of soccer headgear on peak head acceleration and time to peak head acceleration during soccer heading through Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association: $1,500
  • Caswell (Co-I), Tierney (PI). The effect of soccer headgear on peak head acceleration and time to peak head acceleration during soccer heading through Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association: $4,600
  • Caswell (Co-I), Tierney (PI). The effect of soccer headgear on peak head acceleration and time to peak head acceleration during soccer heading through Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society: $1,460
  • Caswell (PI), Tierney & Higgins (Co-I). The effect of soccer headgear on peak head acceleration and time to peak head acceleration during soccer heading through JUGS Company Inc. Tualatin: $1,795 grant in aid.
  • Caswell (PI), Tierney & Higgins (Co-I). The effect of soccer headgear on peak head acceleration and time to peak head acceleration during soccer heading through Full90 Sports Inc. San Diego, CA: $600 grant in aid

Awards

    • 2014. Winner, College of Education and Human Development Scholarly Achievement Award - Nelson Cortes

 

    • 2014. George Mason University Nominee for SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award Rising Star - Nelson Cortes

 

    • 2014. Winner, OSCAR Mentor of the Year. George Mason University – Margaret Jones

 

    • 2014. Carr, P (PI), Jones, MT (Mentor). Myotest® measures of force, power, and velocity are correlated with the Tendo Fitrodyne® and force plate in the conventional deadlift. OSCAR/Undergraduate Student Travel Fund. George Mason University, 2014

 

    • 2013. Winner, OSCAR Mentor of the Year. George Mason University - Nelson Cortes

 

    • 2013. University Finalist, SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award - Nelson Cortes

 

    • 2012. Researcher of the Year Award, Virginia Athletic Trainers Association - Shane Caswell

 

    • 2012. Eddo, O (PI), Jones, MT (Mentor). Measures of vertical jump performance with two devices in collegiate women athletes during off-season training. OSCAR/Undergraduate Student Travel Fund. George Mason University, 2012

 

    • 2012. Fellow, National Strength and Conditioning Association – Margaret Jones

 

    • 2011. Best-in Session Research Poster Award. Development of a dynamometer anchoring system for collection of maximal voluntary isometric contractions in biomechanics research on dancers' by Krasnow D., Ambegaonkar J. P., Stecyk, S. Wilmerding, V., Wyon, M. & Koutedakis, Y. The 21st Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

 

    • 2011. Graduate Student Research Award. Effects of 6 weeks of assisted and resisted sprint mechanical work on sprint performance by Andre, M. J., Winchester, J. B., Ambegaonkar, J. P., Caswell, S. V., Nelson, A. G., Fry, A. C. American College of Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning Specialties Special Interest Group

 

    • 2008. Educator of the Year Award, National Strength and Conditioning Association – Margaret Jones

 

  • 2006. Best Poster Award Prevalence of ACL Injury in University Level Dancers Human Movement Science Research Symposium, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
  • Marshall (PI), Caswell (Co-I). National Athletic Trainers' Association Outcomes System Project through National Athletic Trainers' Association: $374,454
  • Cortes, N. (PI), $248,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, POISED (Precision Outreach Intervention, Screening, Surveillance and Exercise for Falls Prevention) Prince William. Funded 2015. Co-Investigators: S. Caswell, J. Ambegaonkar, and S. Morrison (Old Dominion University).
  • Caswell, S. V., $250,000 with Potomac Health Foundation, Middle School ACHIEVES. Funded 2015. Co-Investigators: Cortes, N., J. Ambegaonkar, A. Caswell