The Center for Complexity and Self-management of Chronic Disease (CSCD) supports pilot/feasibility studies addressing:
  • The effects of complex self-management interventions,
  • The complex underlying mechanisms of self-management interventions, or
  • Self-management for people with multiple complex comorbid conditions

CSCD-supported studies must include the core data elements: CSCD Center demographic data and PROMIS Global Health short form questionnaire. The use of other PROMIS instruments will be encouraged. CSCD funds two new pilot/feasibility studies each year based on submitted research proposals. Deadlines for submission will be scheduled and announced yearly and solicitations will be publicized widely throughout the University of Michigan. Post-doctoral fellows and assistant professors are eligible for funding through this mechanism. Pilot/feasibility studies must be interdisciplinary engaging investigators from at least two disciplines who are fully engaged in the research. Principal investigators from other disciplines must have a nurse researcher as a key investigator or a Co-PI with a substantial role in the project. Mental health research and international research projects will not be considered. Interdisciplinary research and team science has been advanced at UMich through the MCubed program, a seed-funding program designed to empower interdisciplinary teams of University of Michigan faculty to pursue new initiatives. The CSCD Center also contributes to the development of interdisciplinary teams in the area of self-management. All research proposals are limited to 5 pages and must include specific aims; a research plan with significance, innovation and approach; budget with a limit of $25,000 over 2 years; and a current biographical sketch of the principal investigator. In addition, investigators must request specific services of the Center. All proposals will receive an internal review and two external reviews using NIH criteria and scoring. The internal and external reviews will be provided by experienced investigators. After internal and external reviews or proposals are completed, the Center Executive Committee will allocate resources based on the following criteria:

CSCD Center translational research publications.

2019 CSCD External Advisory Committee (EAC Report) (PDF).

Core 1: Administration

Provides basic infrastructure, oversight and evaluation support

Core 1 (Dr. Barton) »

Core 2: Methods and Analytics

Supplies statistical and analytic expertise, innovative technology and consulting and training.

Core 2 (Dr. Dinov) »

Core 3: Pilot Projects

Enables the processes of generation and review of the science and mentorship of investigators.

Core 3 (Dr. Larson) »

Pilot Project 1 (PP1)

An Evaluation of Mobile Care App as Self-management Tool in Patients with Left-Ventricular Assist Devices.

PP1 (Dr. Casida) »

Pilot Project 2 (PP2)

An Underutilized Pathway to Reducing Adolescent Obesity: Translating the Results of Adult-oriented Interventions into Their Children’s Obesity-related Behaviors and Outcomes.

PP2 (Dr. Song) »

Pilot Project 3 (PP3)

Development and Evaluation of a Computer-based, Nurse-led Cognitive Training and Educational Pilot Intervention to Improve Self-care Management Behaviors in Adults with Heart Failure.

PP3 (Dr. Arslanian-Engoren) »

Pilot Project 4 (PP4)

Patient and Family Engagement in the ICU: A Mixed Methods Study.

PP4 (Dr. Deena Kelly Costa) »

Pilot Project 5 (PP5)

Family Routines--Healthy Families.

PP5 (Dr. Donna J. Marvicsin) »

Pilot Project 6 (PP6)

Self-Management of Oral Oncolytic Agents and Side Effects among Patients with Cancer.

PP6 (Dr. Yun Jiang) »

Pilot Project 7 (PP7)

Physical and Cognitive Function, Symptom Distress and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer.

PP7 (Dr. Moira Visovatti) »

Pilot Project 8 (PP8)

Health Information Behavior, Neuroprocessing, and Self-management: Blood Pressure and Glucose Control among African American Women

PP8 (Dr. Lenette Jones) »

Pilot Project 9 (PP9)

Self-Efficacy in Chronic Disease Management among Black Dementia Caregivers.

PP9 (Dr. Sheria Robinson-Lane) »