Grants & Contracts

Current R&D Grants and Contracts

Trinity University Contract, Phelps                                                                        03/14/17 – present

Development of a iOS mobile app to help psychiatric patients track symptoms before they meet with their mental health providers. Pilot project with the Department of Psychology and Dr. Bill Ellison.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Developer)

Completed R&D Grants and Contracts

UTHSCSA Contract, Phelps                                                                        12/01/15 – 12/30/16

Development of an interactive website to host training webinars for the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Alcohol & Drug Addiction, and the Military Health Institute.  http://www.operationadept.com/

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Developer)

 

MIRECC Contract, Long Beach VA, Phelps (PI)                                              09/01/12 – 09/30/16

Designing and developing mobile apps to help Veterans with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.  HEALTHeDesigns is developing custom mobile interactive solutions that include on-the-spot coping mechanisms, therapeutic techniques modified for the mobile platform, and custom video and animation. Supported by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Long Beach MIRECC.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (PI)

 

MIRECC Contract, Long Beach VA, Phelps (PI)                                              08/01/12 – 08/31/13

Designing and developing custom training for psychiatrists and psychologist to work with families in the recovery of the veteran. Supported by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Long Beach MIRECC.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (PI)

 

MIRECC Contract, Baylor College of Medicine, Phelps (PI)                           08/15/11 – 12/15/15

Designing and developing iOS and Android native mobile apps to help Veterans with Panic and Anxiety Disorders.  HEALTHeDesigns is developing custom mobile interactive solutions that include on-the-spot coping mechanisms, therapeutic techniques modified for the mobile platform, and custom video and animation. Funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Houston MIRECC.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (PI)

 

MIRECC Contract, Houston VA, Phelps (PI)                                                    08/01/09-08/01/12

Designing and developing custom training for psychiatrists and psychologist to work with couples where one party is a returning veteran. Supported by the Department of Veteran Affairs, South Central Mental Health Research Center. Funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Houston MIRECC.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (PI)

 

University of Texas, Medical School, Dyer (PI)                                              06/01/08-01/01/10

Designing Virtual World educational experiences for medical students in Second Life, to train students in Geriatrics, over the 4 year curriculum.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Consultant)

 

AETNA Foundation Grant Award Phelps (PI)                                                10/01/06-9/06/08

Games for Wellness Project, online casual games to teach kids about nutrition, implemented and evaluated with the MD Anderson YMCA after school program, Houston TX.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (PI)

 

US Department of Agriculture                                                                             01/01/08 – 04/31/08

Contract work through Archimage Inc. Contract awarded from the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service, to update the “Eat Smart, Play Hard” Educational Website for kids.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (consultant)

 

CDC SIP 18-2005 Steve Kelder (PI)                                                                   9/30/05-9/29/08

Envivo Project, School of Public Health Intervention Component to Reduce Television Viewing for Incorporation into an Evidence-Based Multi-Component School-Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention. Envivo instructs families and children to reduce TV viewing and electronic entertainment use. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Co-Investigator)

 

AETNA Foundation Grant Award Phelps (PI)                                             08/01/04-10/06/05

Web-based Training for Health Care, Program to develop technology-driven, customized training for patients with hypertension to be used in conjunction with treatment at the good neighbor health clinic in Houston TX.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (PI)

 

5R25 DA13522   Zardetto-Smith (PI)                                                             08/01/00 – 07/31/05

National Institute for Drug Abuse

Brains Rule! Neuroscience Exposition: A comprehensive project to improve neuroscience literacy among children and community members. Brains Rule! Neuroscience Cyberexposition is the subcontract that created the electronic learning environment to support the project.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Subcontract PI)

 

UT-H-LTAT Chen (PI)                                                                                        09/14/04 – 08/31/05

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Learning and Technology Advisory Team Small Grant Funding. Instructional Multimedia Design for Pulpotomy Treatment – designing and evaluating various online educational environments to teach a dental procedure.

Role: Cynthia L. Phelps (Co-Investigator)

 

UTHSCH SPH Lillibridge (PI)                                                                           09/01/03 – 05/31/05

National Institutes of Health UT-Houston Preparedness Center Learning Portal, Subcontract from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Subcontract PI)

 

5R25 MH61917-03  Phelps (PI)                                                                      08/20/00 – 01/31/04

National Institute for Mental Health

The LEARN (Learning Education and Research Network) Program, An online educational resource to encourage high school students to pursue careers in Mental Health Research.

Role: Cynthia L. Phelps (PI)

 

ORI Contract Proll (PI)                                                                                   07/01/03 – 07/01/04

National Institute of Health – Office of Research Integrity, Development of a Web-Based Course on Conflicts of Interest in Research as a Prototype for Educational Interventions.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Co-Investigator)

 

2PF-6-5006 Lillibridge (PI)                                                                              08/01/03 – 09/30/04

Associations of Schools of Public Health – Developed a web portal for the Academic Center for Public Health Preparedness, to train and educate professionals in disaster preparedness.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Co-Investigator)

 

R43 MH64334 Mckay (PI)                                                                              12/01/02 – 05/31/03

National Institute of Mental Health – Small Business Innovation Research Award to Smilex Inc. R&S Psychiatric Nursing Multimedia, training nurses to detect signs of aggression in clients to reduce instants of restraint and seclusion.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Subcontract PI)

 

R43 LM06777 Mckay (PI)                                                                               12/01/99 – 05/31/00

National Institute of Mental Health – Small Business Innovation Research Award to Smilex Inc. Case-in-Point Psychiatric Nursing Multimedia, training nurses to improve interviewing skills with clients.

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Subcontract PI)

 

R25 DA11785 Miller (PI)                                                                                 09/01/98 – 08/31/01

National Institute for Drugs of Abuse, Medicinal Mysteries from History, Rice University Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning. Education web project to teach kids about the science and history of drugs of abuse, http://reconstructors.rice.edu/

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Consultant)

 

NRSA 5-F32MH12006-02 Phelps (PI)                                                            09/01/97 – 08/31/98

Behavioral Functions of LTP in Aplysia Research Fellowship Award from the National Institute for Mental Health Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center

Role: Cynthia Phelps (Research Fellow)

 

National Institute of Health                                                                             09/01/93 – 08/31/95

Pharmacology/Toxicology Graduate Student Training Grant Dept. of Pharmacology/Toxicology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
Role: Cynthia L. Phelps (Trainee)

 

Training Grant National Science Foundation                                                 09/01/90 – 08/31/91`

Hope College Undergraduate Training Grant Dept. of Biology, Hope College, Holland, MI

Role: Cynthia L. Phelps (Trainee)