Dr. David Akopian, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been awarded a five-year grant totaling $275,000 from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. This grant is being funded through The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s (UTHSCSA) $2.9 million collaborative grant for the development of a new obesity management program. Dr. Akopian’s team will implement a tailored texting system that enables programming of multiple messaging threads, provides grouping, broadcasting and polling features for interaction with the participants, analyzes usage statistics, and provides web-based user interface to the health professionals at UTHSCSA, etc.
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