CSCH is pleased to announce and congratulate the awardees of our FY2018 seed grant competition. These grants provide funds to investigators to support projects that align with the vision of CSCH to promote an integrated approach to health and learning through collaborations across the components within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. Eligible applicants were InCHIP members, with CSCH affiliation. Two interdisciplinary teams are the recipients of the $8,000 grants.
The first team includes Rory McGloin (Department of Communication) and Jaci Van Heest (Department of Kinesiology/Department of Educational Psychology). Their project “Gearing up! Using Exergaming to Impact Health in Overweight Children” will study whether a 10-week school-based physical activity intervention delivered via an exergaming bicycle will positively impact acute and transfer physical activity behaviors and perceptions or beliefs related to the exergaming experience in overweight/obese youth.
Lisa Sanetti, (Department of Educational Psychology), Alicia Dugan, (Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the School of Medicine), and Michele Femc-Bagwell, (Department of Educational Leadership) make up the second team. Their project “Applying the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program to Address Teacher Wellbeing: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study” will pilot and evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability, and feasibility of a workplace health and wellness intervention for teachers in a public school.
We wish to thank all of the applicants for their excellent proposals and the review committee members for their substantial contributions to the seed grant competition.