Interdisciplinary Research

The Sonoran UCEDD faculty, staff and affiliated faculty engage in a variety of disability related research projects with other UA departments and outside organizations.

Adaptive Athletics and College: Sports and Wellness for Veterans with SCI/D

Drs. Alberto Guzman and Amanda Kraus, faculty of both the Sonoran UCEDD and Disability Resource Center (DRC), have received a grant to explore the impact of sports in supporting veterans with Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders (SCI/D) with an emphasis on transitions to higher education.

Feasibility of an Intensive Therapeutic Program for Cerebral Palsy

Sonoran UCEDD faculty, Dr. Burris "Duke" Duncan, is conducting a feasibility study at Tucson Medical Center designed to see if parents with a child with CP will accept and involve their child in such an intensely administered comprehensive package of care consisting of physical, occupational, and hydro-therapy given five days a week for 12 weeks.

Memory Development and Disorders

Dr. Jamie Edgin, affiliated Sonoran UCEDD faculty, is the co-principal investigator of the UA Down Syndrome Research Group and pricipal investigator of the UA Psychology Memory Development and Disorders (MDD) Lab.  In the MDD lab we explore how medial temporal lobe (MTL) dependent memory and perceptual processes develop and how these functions can be fractured in atypical development. We find creative ways to measure MTL function in young children and those with neurodevelopmental syndromes, including Down syndrome.