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Assessing the Effects of Social Norms on Adolescent Smoking in Schools

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Thanks to a grant funded by Queens University with funds from the Medical Research Council, two school-based interventions that aim to prevent smoking among adolescents will be compared and contrasted, to reveal potential differences in the social normsbased mechanisms of action.

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Predicting Drivers' Takeover Readiness and Designing Adaptive In-Vehicle Alert System

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In order to design adaptive alerts for highly automated driving, this project (funded by Mcity) proposes an indicator – takeover readiness – to quantify the extent to which a driver is ready to resume control of the vehicle.

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Improving Diagnosis in Emergency and Acute Care: A Learning Laboratory

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To improve the complex diagnostic decision-making process and reduce diagnostic errors in an emergency care, this research aims to collect and analyze data on diagnostic errors from both frontlines of care and EHRs, design, implement and evaluate interventions to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

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Virtual Reality Traffic Simulation

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With a grant from Ford Motor Company, UMSI's Michael Nebeling is combining traffic simulation with Virtual Reality to create an immersive visualization and interaction tool for traffic simulation.

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Empowering Pediatric Patients as Active Partners with Clinicians and Caregivers in Managing Their Chronic Conditions

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This research aims to obtain an empirical understanding of the current communication and information-­‐‑sharing practices between pediatric patients and clinicians in oncology care and to explore opportunities for designing technologies that support and enhance these practices.

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Navigating Scientific and Statistical Reasoning in Adolescence

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Priti Shah aims to identify effective strategies for teaching middle and high school students to critically evaluate scientific evidence in the context of health and behavioral findings in the media.

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Enhancing the Cardiovascular Safety of Hemodialysis Care: a Cluster-Randomized, Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Multimodal Provider Education and Patient Activation Interventions ("Dialysafe")

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In partnership with the National Kidney Foundation and Fresenius Medical Care North America, Tiffany Veinot and colleagues will test two interventions designed to increase the stability of patient dialysis. To test the interventions, the team will conduct a pragmatic, cluster-randomized controlled trial in 28 dialysis facilities in different parts of the United States.

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Holistic Modeling of Education (HOME)

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This project will use data drawn from U-M’s learning technologies and information available in the student data warehouse to build a model of student achievement. 

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