Hope receives grant from UNMC pilot program

Photo Credit: Debra Hope
Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:12

Debra Hope, professor of psychology, was one of two University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers to be awarded 2017 pilot program grants from the Great Plains IDeA-Clinical and Translational Research Network at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The goal of GP IDeA-CTR, administered through a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant, is to develop successful investigators in clinical translational research. Awardees receive partial salary support and up to $50,000 to support preliminary research efforts for up to two years as part of this nearly $20 million research effort.

Hope is using a community-based participatory research model to investigate mental health practices in underserved transgender communities. She is gathering perspectives from individuals and providers and using that information to inform principles of care, and conducting a psychometric evaluation of an assessment tool. Hope is conducting her research with Trans Collaborations, a research collaborative founded by Richard Mocarski, director of sponsored programs and research development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Nathan Woodruff, chairman of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Network’s community advisory board.