BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

A Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Assessment of Partnerships for Million Hearts

Date: 1/1/15 - 12/31/17
Million Hearts logo
Principal Researchers: Danielle Varda, Center on Network Science, and Malcolm Williams, RAND Corporation Others Involved: Kayleigh Newman, Center on Network Science; Michael Schooley, Ashley Marshall, Kincaid Lowe Beasley & Briana Lucido, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Location: Nationwide Funding: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE); Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

In partnership with RAND, the conducted an organizational network evaluation of the Million Hearts network to (1) assess the partnership engagement process and the level and strength of interaction among partners in the Million Hearts Network; (2) assess changes in activities, policies, programs, or systems that have occurred as a result of the Million Hearts Network; (3) identify facilitators and barriers of public–private partnerships with the federal government; and (4) use the information developed through the above three aims to inform future partner efforts.

Related Documents: More Information: More information Contact Information: Danielle Varda, daniellevarda@ucdenver.edu

BIRD Past Research Projects

A Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Assessment of Partnerships for Million Hearts

Date: 1/1/15 - 12/31/17
Million Hearts logo
Principal Researchers: Danielle Varda, Center on Network Science, and Malcolm Williams, RAND Corporation Others Involved: Kayleigh Newman, Center on Network Science; Michael Schooley, Ashley Marshall, Kincaid Lowe Beasley & Briana Lucido, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Location: Nationwide Funding: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE); Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

In partnership with RAND, the conducted an organizational network evaluation of the Million Hearts network to (1) assess the partnership engagement process and the level and strength of interaction among partners in the Million Hearts Network; (2) assess changes in activities, policies, programs, or systems that have occurred as a result of the Million Hearts Network; (3) identify facilitators and barriers of public–private partnerships with the federal government; and (4) use the information developed through the above three aims to inform future partner efforts.

Related Documents: More Information: More information Contact Information: Danielle Varda, daniellevarda@ucdenver.edu