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In collaboration with the YMCA Healthy Living Center’s Delay the Disease program, and with funding support from the ISU Office of Research, Dr. Evan Papa is running a Rock Steady Boxing program for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Rock Steady Boxing is a one-of-a-kind program providing a uniquely effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with PD. This non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness routine is proving to dramatically improve the ability of people with Parkinson’s to live independent lives.

In collaboration with the YMCA Healthy Living Center’s Delay the Disease program, and with funding support from the ISU Office of Research, Dr. Evan Papa is running a Rock Steady Boxing program for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Rock Steady Boxing is a one-of-a-kind program providing a uniquely effective form of physical exercise to people who are living with PD. This non-contact, boxing-in

Internal Funding Awards

  • Influence of gender disparities on mobility and fall risk following community based group exercise in Parkinson's disease. ISU Internal Seed Grant. PI Evan Papa (physical therapy), Statistical Consultant Rick Tivis.
  • Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: A Participatory Approach to Developing an Interprofessional Course on Palliative Care. ISU Innovation and Teaching Grant. PI Susan Tavernier (nursing), co-I Barbara Gordon (nutrition and dietetics).       
  • Logan Lamprecht (counseling): “Building cohesive and experiential distance learning communities through technology-enhanced classroom environments”                                         

External Funding Awards

  • Interprofessional Education Exchange (iPEX) – Development of a palliative care oncology curriculum within a wellness framework. National Cancer Institute, NIH. Co-I: Susan Tavernier (nursing), Barbara Mason (pharmacy), Shauna Smith (speech/language pathology), Barbara Gordon (nutrition and dietetics),
    Logan Lamprecht (counseling).
  • Identifying and validating plasma circulating angiotensin peptides as biomarkers for different inflammatory diseases. INBRE/CTR-IN Developmental Transitional Team Grant. Co-PI: Ali Habashi (pharmacy), Susan Tavernier (nursing).
  • Idaho Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment Analysis, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. PI Russ Spearman (Institute of Rural Health), Co-I Elaine Nguyen (pharmacy).