Lewis awarded $1.46M grant by National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, was awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) by the National Institute of Mental Health. This four-year, $1.46 million grant, "Effect of Exercise and Wellness Interventions on Preventing Postpartum Depression," is aimed at examining the efficacy of exercise and wellness/support interventions for preventing postpartum depression, which affects approximately 10-13% of women (Banti et al., 2011, Gaynes et al., 2005).
This is the largest single grant awarded to a School of Kinesiology faculty member while at the U of MN since 2005.
The Research Project Grant (R01) is the original and historically oldest grant mechanism used by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The R01 provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH.