Research Projects

Group photo of LARRS team members

Selected Research Topics

  1. Driver’s Safety Institute to Improve Performance of Long Haul Truck Drivers
  2. Cognitive Workload Reflects Subliminal Cognitive Impairment in Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease
  3. Cognitive Effort in Breast Cancer Survivors
  4. Increased Cognitive Effort During Dual-tasking and Its Relationship with Falls in Parkinson's Disease
  5. The Eyes Have It: Use of Pupillometry to Assess Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis
  6. Eye-catching Measures of Cognitive Fatigability and Daytime Sleepiness in Multiple Sclerosis

Current and Previous Funding (last three years)

Hannes Devos (Co-PI) and Jamie Myers (Co-PI), Abiodun Akinwuntan, Wendy He, Jennifer Klemp, Monica Kurylo, Melissa Mitchell, Anne O’Dea (Co-I)
Task-Evoked Pupillary Response: Assessment of Cognitive Effort for Breast Cancer Survivors
KU Cancer Center Pilot Grant

Hannes Devos (Co-PI) and Catherine Siengsukon (Co-PI)
Eye-Catching Measures of Cognitive Fatigability and Daytime Sleepiness in Multiple Sclerosis
KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Research Fund

Hannes Devos (PI) and Sharon Lynch (Co-I)
The Eyes Have It: Evaluation of Cognition Through Pupillometry in Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Melike Kahya (PI) and Hannes Devos (Mentor)
Cognitive Workload During Cognitive-Motor Interference and its Predictive Accuracy of Falls in Parkinson’s Disease
NIH T-32 Kansas Training Program in Neurological and Rehabilitation Science

Melike Kahya (PI) and Hannes Devos (Mentor)
Cognitive Workload During Cognitive-Motor Interference and Its Predictive Accuracy of Falls in Parkinson’s Disease
Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowship in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Shelley Bhattacharya (Site PI), Abiodun Akinwuntan (Site Co-PI) and Hannes Devos (Co-I)
Driver’s Safety Institute to Improve Performance of Long Haul Truck Drivers
U.S. Department of Transportation

Hannes Devos (PI), William Brooks, Jeffrey Burns, Kathleen Gustafson, and Jonathan Mahnken (Co-I)
Cognitive Workload Reflects Subliminal Cognitive Impairment in Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease
KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Hannes Devos (PI) and Jamie Myers (Co-I)
Cognitive Effort in Breast Cancer Survivors
KU Medical Center Research Institute

Hannes Devos (PI)
Pupillary Response to Cognitive Workload in Parkinson’s disease
American Parkinson’s Disease Association

Abiodun Akinwuntan (Co-PI) and Hannes Devos (Co-PI)
Relationship Between Fall Risk and Driving Performance in Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Abiodun Akinwuntan (PI)
Virtual Reality Rehabilitation After Stroke
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Abiodun Akinwuntan (PI)
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Fitness-to-Drive in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Hannes Devos (PI)
Population-based Assessment of Fitness-to-Drive in Medical Conditions
VIAS Institute

Hannes Devos (PI)
Low Vision Rehabilitation for Drivers with Glaucoma
GRU James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute

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Activities and Updates

Akinwuntan and Devos from LARRS presented on driving simulation for drivers with medical conditions at the annual Transportation Research Board Conference.

Jamie Myers, Abiodun Akinwuntan, and Hannes Devos were awarded the KU Cancer Center Pilot Grant for their study "Task-Evoked Pupillary Response: Assessment of Cognitive Effort for Breast Cancer Survivors"

Hannes Devos and Katie Siengsukon received research funding from the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science to study eye metrics of cognitive fatigability and sleepiness in multiple sclerosis.

Melike Kahya, a student in the doctoral program in rehabilitation science, has been awarded a full-time training stipend in the Kansas Training Program in Neurological and Rehabilitation Sciences, an Institutional Training Program funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Melike Kahya has been selected as an awardee of a Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowship in Neurodegenerative Disorders. This fellowship will provide her $30,000 support for tuition, research expenses, and academic traveling.

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