Past NIDUS Pilot Awardees

Primary Investigator: Laurie Lee, MN NP

Organization: University of Calgary
Co-Investigators: Kirsten Fiest, PhD
Karen Chong, MSc
Kathryn Birnie, PhD
Grace Kwong, PhD
Grant Title: Comfort-holding in Critically Ill Kids (CHiCKs): A pilot feasibility study
Date Funded: 2023

Primary Investigator: Shih-Yin Lin, PhD, MPH, MM

Organization: NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Co-Investigators: Zachary Kunicki, PhD, MS, MPH
Abraham A. Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN
Donna M. Fick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Grant Title: Development and Validation of a Delirium Caregiving Self-Efficacy Scale
Date Funded: 2023

Primary Investigator: Allyson Palmer, MD, PhD

Organization: Mayo Clinic
Co-Investigators: Gen Shinozaki, MD
Larissa Langhi Prata, PhD
Ming Xu, PhD
Karen Fischer, MPH
Grant Title: Cellular Senescence as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Delirium
Date Funded: 2023

Primary Investigator: Robert D Stevens, MD

Robert Stevens, MDOrganization: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-Investigators: Heidi L. Lindroth, PhD, RN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Kirby Gong, MSE, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Grant Title: An Artificial Intelligence System for Prediction and Detection of Intensive Care Delirium
Date Funded: 2022


Primary Investigator: Joseph Hippensteel, MD MS

Joseph Hippensteel, MD MS Organization: University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine
Co-Investigators: Paco Herson PhD, University of Colorado Denver.
Grant Title: Potentiation of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors (AMPAR) by highly-sulfated chondroitin sulfate: a novel contributor to sepsisassociated delirium.
Date Funded: 2021



Primary Investigator: Kimberly Oosterhouse, PhD, RN, CNE

Kim Oosterhouse

Organization: Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
Co-Investigators: Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Grant Title: Computable Phenotyping of Delirium: Analyzing the Unstructured data
Date Funded: 2021



Primary Investigator: Sean S. Barnes MD, MBA

Sean S. Barnes MD, MBAOrganization: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Co-Investigators: Sapna R. Kudchadkar MD, PhD
Melania Bembea MD, PhD
Allen Everett MD.
Grant Title: Neurofunctional Outcomes and Biomarkers of Postoperative Delirium in Children
After Cardiac Bypass Surgery
Date Funded: 2020

Primary Investigator: Sangil Lee, MD, MS

Lee SangilOrganization: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Co-Investigators: Michelle T. Weckmann, MD, MS
Grant Title: Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict Delirium from Emergency Department Data
Date Funded: 2020



Primary Investigator: Michael E. Reznik, MD

Dr. Michael ReznikOrganization: Rhode Island Hospital
Co-Investigators: Richard N. Jones, ScD
Karen L. Furie, MD, MPH
Lori A. Daiello, PharmD, ScM
Grant Title: Validating the Fluctuating Mental Status Evaluation: A Novel Delirium Screening Tool for Critically Ill Patients with Stroke
Date Funded: 2020

Primary Investigator: Ravikanth Velagapudi, PhD

Ravikanth Velagapudi, PhDOrganization: Duke University
Co-Investigators: Dr. Niccolo Terrando, Duke University
Grant Title: Profiling postoperative neuroinflammation in a mouse model of delirium superimposed on Parkinson’s disease.
Date Funded: 2020



Primary Investigator: Colm Cunningham, PhD

Colm Cunningham, PhDOrganization: School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute
Co-Investigators: Ana Belen Lopez Rodriguez PhD;
Grant Title: Chemokine expression at the blood CSF barrier: investigating a causal role in acute cognitive dysfunction in a mouse model of delirium during dementia.
Date Funded: 2019



Primary Investigator: Anne Donovan, MD

Anne Donovan, MDOrganization: University of California, San Francisco
Co-Investigators: Jacqueline Leung, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Grant Title: Development of a Machine Learning Algorithm fro the Automated Prediction of Postoperative delirium
Date Funded: 2019



Primary Investigator: Flavia Barreto Garcez, MD

Flavia Barreto Garcez, MDOrganization: University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Co-Investigators: Thiago Junqueira Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD
Vivian Iida Avelino-Silva, MD, PhD
Esther Cerdeira Sabino, MD, PhD
Heraldo Possolo de Souza, MD, PhD.
Grant Title: Effect of gut microbiota composition on delirium occurrence in acutely ill older adults: a prospective cohort study.
Date Funded: 2019

Primary Investigator: Luke C. Pilling PhD

Luke C. Pilling PhDOrganization: University of Exeter, UK
Co-Investigators: David Melzer MB BCh, PhD
Lindsay Jones MBBS, MSc, MRCP
João Delgado BVSc
Grant Title: Genetic variation and predisposition to delirium
Date Funded: 2019


Primary Investigator: Tammy T. Hshieh, MD, MPH

Tammy T. HshiehOrganization: Harvard Medical School
Grant Title: Predictive Validity of a Delirium Severity Measure in Patients with and without Alzheimer's Dementia and Related Disorders
Date Funded: 2018 (NIDUS Supplemental Grant)



Primary Investigator: Deborah D’Avolio, PhD, BC-ACNP, ANP

Organization: Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
Co-Investigators: Newman, David, PhD
María de los Ángeles Ordóñez, AND, BSN, MS, DNP
James E. Galvin, MD, MPH
Jason O. Hallstrom, PhD
Christine L Williams MS, DNSc;
Grant Title: A Mobile Coaching Delirium Prevention Intervention for Family Caregivers of
Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia
                                            Date Funded: 2018

Primary Investigator: Zoë Tieges, PhD

Zoë Tieges, PhDOrganization: Edinburgh Delirium Research Group, Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh
Co-Investigators: Prof Alasdair MacLullich, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Dr Susan Shenkin, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Dr Daniel Davis, University College London, UK
Dr Graciela Muniz-Terrera, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Grant Title: Advancing understanding of delirium severity: the contribution of domains of the delirium syndrome to outcomes
                                            Date Funded: 2018