Policies & Forms

Starting January 1, 2021, any faculty member who plans to submit an intramural or extramural grant either as the principal investigator (PI), Co-PI, Co-investigator (Co-I) or Collaborator needs to comply with the following timeline. PI, Co-PI or Collaborator is defined as lead investigator and/or project director.

The expected proposal preparation period, including routing through the AU system, is 6 months. If your timeframe is shorter than 6 months, please negotiate a new timeline during the initial project meeting with Dr. Pao-Feng Tsai and AU Research Administrators.

Please contact Pao-Feng Tsai, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research for further information.
Email: tsaipaofeng@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-6807 

Faculty Research and Scholarship


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Chrissy Feeley

Title: Relationship between sleep and biopsychosocial outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes and their parents

Dr. Feeley’s research examines the relationship between sleep and biopsychosocial outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes and their parents. She is interested in how sleep (or lack of sleep) may affect how children and their parents report and experience stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms, as well as how it may affect diabetes self-management and outcomes such as A1C and the percent time in range. Dr. Feeley is also interested in how the parent-child dyad influences each other and their outcomes, with a focus on future interventions aimed at improving sleep.

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Hae Sagong

Title: Facilitators and barriers of influencing factors of frailty in Korean older immigrants

Older immigrants face many difficulties accessing health-related resources compared to other age or native-born populations and this leads to a higher possibility of frailty. Dr. Sagong’s study is to find the facilitators and barriers for managing health and associations among factors of frailty in Korean older immigrants. The findings will give an insight into their experience in the U.S as an immigrant and provide guidance for the development of a future frailty intervention program for Korean older immigrants.