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PT faculty awarded 2012 CPH Research Seed grant

W. Geoffrey Wright, PhD, assistant professor in CPH's Department of Physical Therapy, received the inaugural 2012 CPH Research Seed Grant for $50,000 to fund his project titled "Using electromyography (EMG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to understand the role of tonic neuromuscular processing in aging and Parkinson's disease."

Tonic neuromuscular processes have been an underinvestigated topic in this context, and Dr. Wright plans to use three innovative techniques to examine their effects. 

    Center for Asian Health receives funding to increase access to healthy foods

Temple University’s Center for Asian Health received a $200,000 grant to increase accessibility and availability of healthy foods and implement evidence-based strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use among youth. Grace Ma, PhD, director of the CAH, willl be PI for this project.

The CAH aims to decrease hypertension-related mortality rates by working with Chinese take-out restaurants to reduce the amount of sodium in their food by 10 to 15 percent and decrease tobacco sales to minors. The grant, which is made possible by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Get Healthy Philly, an initiative of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is expected to run for five years.