INTENT – Assist students and clinicians in designing, performing, and analyzing psychophysiologically based research projects. Unfortunately, the Foundation does not yet have adequate funds to financially support research projects itself. Its IRB / Human Use Committee can only assess minimal risk research projects.
HOW CONSULTATIONS ARE PERFORMED: The consultation service helps people design studies likely to produce clinically important findings which can be done within the usual clinical environment without gobs of money or time. The first step is an initial phone contact with Dr. Richard Sherman, our coordinating consultant, to discuss and review the basic idea. Dr. Sherman either handles the consultation directly, refers it to another consultant on the team with more expertise in the area, or organizes a team to provide the optimal combination of expertise as needed (very rare). Once the project is planned, the data handling and analysis strategies are designed, and a protocol is developed, the team helps guide the researcher through the Human Use Committee approval process (no human use research should be conducted without the approval of an IRB). The team helps the researcher maintain data quality as the project progresses and then helps perform the data analysis as needed.
COST: Consultation: $150 per actual contact hour in increments of 20 minutes. Discounted rates are available. Discuss the availability of scholarships with the Foundation’s director, Dr. Sherman (email@example.com).
Order this course - $50.00 per 20 minute session. Enter the number of 20 minute sessions.
Human Use Committee: $500 minimum for assessing a simple, minimal risk psychophysiologically based research project. No discounts are available.
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COORDINATING CONSULTANT: Dr. Richard A. Sherman, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in assessing and treating pain patients in the clinical research setting. He has directed orthopedic pain clinics, performed grant supported research on various pain problems, and taught residents and others about pain, research techniques, psychophysiological assessment & intervention, etc. in medical centers, university’s, and clinics. He is currently dean of the Psychophysiology Doctoral Program at the U of Natural Medicine and directs the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation. Please see the summary of his resume below.
Adult Headache: Mary Scholz-Hoffert, MS, RN, Ph.D. and Marvin Sholz Hoffert, MD
Pediatric Headache: Nanny Christie, MS, LPC, BCIA-C., PhDc (candidate)
Pain: Richard Sherman, Ph.D.(psychophysiology); Susan Middaugh, PT, Ph.D.; Timothy Sobie, MS, PT, GCFP, PhDc (candidate); Mary Scholz-Hoffert, MS, RN, Ph.D., Bryan Sweet, Ph.D. (psych rehab) EEG/Psychophysiological
Neurological Disorders: Gerald Kozlowski, Ph.D.