“Wacker and his colleagues at University of Iowa initiated this research almost 15 years ago when they began to coach parents of young children with autism to conduct functional analyses of problem behavior and to implement functional communication training (FCT) through the internet (Barretto et al., 2006; Wacker et al., 2013a,b). … As a result of research at the University of Iowa and other research labs, our field now has nearly 15 years of evidence demonstrating that telehealth ABA services can make meaningful changes in families’ lives. This evidence undoubtably impacted the number of practitioners who transitioned to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of funding that was available from third parties (e.g., insurance companies) to support these services. In this first special section, Schieltz and Wacker (2020) provide an informative analysis of the type of telehealth work Public Health and Telehealth 1211 pioneered in their lab, along with pointed suggestions to guide the next generation of this research, in “Functional Assessment and Function-Based Treatment Delivered via Telehealth: A Brief Summary.”
Congratulations to Dr. Tarah Colaizy (Neonatology) and Dr. William Terry (Hem/Onc) on being named to the IRB-01 Biomedical Board of the University’s Human Subjects Office. They will serve a minimum of 2 years but can choose to renew their Board membership at that time.
Research projects involving human participants are reviewed by IRB-01 if:
the Principal Investigator is from the College of Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, or the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Liberal Arts, College of Public Health* OR
the Principal Investigator is from the College of Nursing AND the study involves a physical or physiological intervention that is greater than minimal risk OR
the study involves patients at the University of Iowa Health Care (UIHC) OR
the study involves access to or creation of any protected health information about the subject that is maintained in UIHC health care provider’s records.
* the College of Public Health has the option to submit under IRB-02 if none of the above apply.
Congratulations to Dr. Lyndsay Harshman (Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation) on being invited to join the Editorial Board for the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics (Nephrology section) as a review editor.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Haskell in the Division of Critical Care on her new NIH grant titled “SSRI Exposure and Ventricular Development from Bench to Bedside: A Prospective study to Determine if Maternal Depression Treatment Impacts Offspring Cardiac Development”.
The grant provides almost $1.8 million over the next 5 years.
Congratulations to Neonatology providers Drs. Tim Elgin, Melanie Reyes-Hernandez (PL-3), Brady Thomas, and Patrick McNamara for their recent article published in the Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine on SARS-CoV-2.