Director of Graduate Music Therapy Studies and Associate Professor of Music Therapy Anthony Meadows, Ph.D., and Ray Leone ’86, ’17 MT-BC, in association with the INOVA nurse research team, have been awarded the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association (MAR AMTA) collaborative research award this year. With matching funds from INOVA, the award amount is $11,000 for an Intensive Care Unit intervention study. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of a receptive music therapy intervention on physiological measures as well as pain and agitation levels of mechanically ventilated patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The grant was written by Meadows, who will also oversee the project, including the written documents created for publication. Amanda Golino, clinical nurse specialist at Inova Loudoun Hospital, in Leesburg, Virginia, will oversee the clinical data collection, and Associate Professor of Public Health Audra Gollenberg, Ph.D., will complete the statistical analyses. Leone will serve as the music therapy clinician for the project received the award on behalf of the team at the awards ceremony at the 2018 MAR-AMTA Conference from April 11, through April 14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.