Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Bijan Najafi Secures NIH R01 Grant in Collaboration with USC

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Bijan Najafi, Ph.D.

Dr. Bijan Najafi, in collaboration with Dr. David G. Armstrong from the University of Southern California, has been awarded over $2M in funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases section of the NIH. The aim of the five-year study is to reduce the burden of limb-threatening and life-limiting diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) via advancing the science in offloading adherence and smart management of the magnitude of physical activity in people with active DFU. This will be done using an innovative and interactive protective offloading device, mobile health, and positive adherence reinforcement in the context of a hypothesis driven clinical trial.

Dr. Najafi is professor of surgery and director of the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP).

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