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Timothy and Bernadette Heckman, Ye Shen and the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $355,575 to co-principal investigators Timothy and Bernadette Heckman to study whether rural individuals living with HIV/AIDS and depression can be treated effectively via telemedicine. Timothy Heckman, associate dean for research and professor of health promotion and behavior in the College of Public Health, and Bernadette Heckman, an associate professor of counseling and human development services in the College of Education, are investigating if HIV-infected rural persons receiving telephone-delivered, interpersonal psychotherapy report clinically significant reductions in depressive symptoms compared to usual care controls. Ye Shen, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the College of Public Health, also is collaborating on the project.