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Sixth Annual Grant Winners 2005-2006

1. Title: Mapping the Relationship Between Physician Density and Breast Cancer Mortality in the State of Florida: A Geographic Information Systems Approach

Jay M. Fleisher, Ph.D. – HPD College of Medicine
Jennie Q. Lou, M.D. – HPD College of Medicine
Matthew XS He, Ph.D. – Farqhar

Dean Anthony Silvagni, HPD – College of Dental Medicine
Dean Don Rosenblum, – Farqhar College of Arts and Sciences


2. Title: Hoxb13 Gene Silencing by Small Interference RNA

Ling Li, Ph.D. – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Xudong Yuan, Ph.D. – HPD College of Pharmacy

Dean Robert Uchin, HPD College of Dental Medicine
Dean Andrés Malavé – HPD College of Pharmacy


3. Title: Project A+ (Autism + Mathematics = Communication)

Melissa Hale, Ph.D. – Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Hui Fang Huang Su, Ed.D. – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Wendi Masi, Ph.D. – Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Susan Kabot, M.Ed. – Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Leanne Lai, Ph.D. – HPD College of Pharmacy
Edward Packer, D.O. – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michelle Kaplan, M.A. – Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Carol Niman Reed, Ed.D. – HPD Allied Health

Dean Wendy Masi – Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Dean H. Wells Singleton – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Dean Anthony Silvagni – HPD College of Ostepathic Medicine
Dean Richard Davis – HPD College of Allied Health
Dean Andrés Malavé – HPD College of Pharmacy


4. Title: Implementation and Evaluation of Strategies to Increase Self-Efficacy Perceptions and Academic Achievement in Teenaged Mothers Enrolled in an Alternative School

Linda Howard, Ed.D. – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Shanika Taylor, Ed.D. – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Michelle Rice, Ph.D. – Florida Memorial University

Dean H. Wells Singleton – Fischler School of Education and Human Services


5. Title: Designing Interdisciplinary Health Professions Curricula for the Future

Marcus Droege, Ph.D. – HPD College of Pharmacy
Bini Litwin, Ph.D. – HPD College of Allied Health
Rebecca Rosenthal, J.D. – HPD College of Allied Health
Paula Anderson-Worts, D.O. - HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dean Richard Davis – HPD College of Allied Health
Dean Anthony Silvagni – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean Andrés Malavé – HPD College of Pharmacy


6. Title: Behavioral Risk Factors in Type-2 Diabetes; Associations with Cognitive Appraisal Type and Psychological Distress

Jeffrey Kibler, Ph.D. – Center for Psychological Studies
Charnette Munroe, M.S. – Center for Psychological Studies
Gisela Robles, Pharm.D. – HPD College of Pharmacy

Interim Dean Karen Grosby – Center for Psychological Studies
Dean Andrés Malavé – HPD College of Pharmacy


7. Title: Laboratory Assessment of Plant Extracts to Improve Oral Health

Jonathan Coffman, Ph.D. – HPD College of Medical Sciences
Peter Murray, Ph.D. – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Ken Namerow, D.D.S. – HPD College of Dental Medicine

Dean Robert Uchin – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Dean Harold Laubach – HPD College of Medical Sciences


8. Title: Sense of Self, Sense of Other: Life Stories and Encounters of Palestinian and Israeli Émigrés to the United States

Julia Chaitin, Ph.D. – Graduate School of Humanities and Social Services
Elia Awwad, Ph.D. – Boston Health Care, Inc.

Dean Honggang Yang – Graduate School of Humanities and Social Services


9. Title: Automated Recognition of Dyskinesia and Motor Fluctuation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Using Surface Electromyography

Ming-Shun Cheng, Sc.D. – HPD College of Allied Health
Cheryl Hill, Ph.D. – HPD College of Allied Health
William Kelleher, Ph.D. – Center for Psychological Studies
Serge Roy, Sc.D. – Boston University

Dean Richard Davis – HPD College of Allied Health
Interim Dean Karen Grosby – Center for Psychological Studies


10. Title: The Nano Self-Assembled DSPE-PEG Micelle System for siRNA Drug Delivery

Xudong Yaun, PH.D. – HPD College of Pharmacy
Ling Li, Ph.D. – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Mathew He, Ph.D. – Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Dean Andrés Malavé – HPD College of Pharmacy
Dean Robert Uchin – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Dean Don Rosenblum – Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences


11. Title: Platelet Response to Aspirin and Clopidogrel Therapy in Outpatients Following an Acute Coronary Syndrome Event

Caridad Machado, Pharm.D. – HPD College of Pharmacy
Stephanie Garrett, Pharm.D. – HPD College of Pharmacy
Bernard Schrager, M.D. – Miami Cardiology Group

Dean Andrés Malavé – HPD College of Pharmacy


12. Title: The Effects of Sex Hormones on Tissue Water Content and Skin Blood Flow: Implications for Therapy of Premenopausal Women with Postmastectomy Arm Lymphedema

Harvey Mayrovitz, Ph.D. – HPD College of Medicine
Dawn Brown-Cross, Ed.D. – HPD College of Allied Health

Dean Anthony Silvagni – College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean Richard Davis – College of Allied Health


13. Title: A Post-Hoc Investigation of Factors Contributing to Attrition from the Computing Technology in Education Doctoral Program in the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Steven Terrell, Ed.D. – Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
Amon Seagull, Ph.D. – Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Dean Edward Lieblein – Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences


14. Title: A Correlational Study on the Bibliometric/Citation Analysis Variables Affecting the Quality of Resources Used in Ed.D. Applied Dissertation Reference Lists at NSU and Selected Ed.D. Programs at First-Tier Carnegie Research Institutions in the United States

Johanna Tuñón, Ed.D. – Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
Bruce Brydges, Ed.D. – Fischler School of Education and Human Services

Vice President Donald Riggs – Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
Dean H. Wells Singleton – Fischler School of Education and Human Services


15. Title: Surveillance of Childhood Obesity: A Preliminary Investigation of Obesity and Overweight Children in a High-Risk Child and Adolescent Population

David Reitman, Ph.D. – Center for Psychological Studies
Beth Zeldis, M.S. – Center for Psychological Studies

Interim Dean Karen Grosby – Center for Psychological Studies


16. Title: An Investigation into the Effects of Low Intensity Laser Therapy on Conduction Velocity and Amplitude of Large Diameter Myelinated Sensory Fibers of the Median Nerve and its Correlation with Current Perception Threshold in Normal Subjects

Paul Bradley, M.D. – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Neil Spielholz, Ph.D. – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Yuri Zagvazdin, Ph.D. – HPD College of Medical Sciences

Dean Robert Uchin – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Dean Harold Laubach – HPD College of Medical Sciences


17. Title: Development of Biocompatibility and Embryotoxicity Testing Methods at NSU as an Alternative to Animal Experimentation

Peter Murray, Ph.D. – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Jonathan Coffman, Ph.D. – HPD College of Medical Sciences

Dean Robert Uchin – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Dean Harold Laubach – HPD College of Medical Sciences


18. Title: Design and Test of Prediction Markets to Aid IS Project Planning: A Field Study

Easwar Nyshadham, Ph.D. – Graduate School of Computers and Information Sciences
Utako Tanigawa, Ph.D. – Carlson Group

Dean Edward Lieblein – Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences


19. Title: VHF Tracking of Captive-Release Manatees in the Alvarado Lagoon System, Veracruz, Mexico

Edward Keith, Ph.D. – Oceanographic Center / Farquhar
Enrique Portilla-Ochoa- Institute for Biological Investigations, University of Veracruz

Dean Don Rosenblum – Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Dean Richard Dodge – Oceanographic Center


20. Title: Ongoing Research: Emergent Literacy Skills Enhancement

Ralph Cash, Ph.D. – Center for Psychological Studies
Sarah Valley-Gray, Ph.D. – Center for Psychological Studies
Angela Waguespack, Ph.D. - Center for Psychological Studies
Kent Grelling, Ph.D. – Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Pamela Kasyan-Itzkowits, M.S. – HPD College of Allied Health
Barbara Zucker, M.A. – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
James Pann, Ph.D. – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Dana Scott Mills, Ph.D. – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Tanya Mahaphon, OD – HPD College of Optometry
Deborah Amster, OD – HPD College of Optometry

Interim Dean Karen Grosby – Center for Psychological Studies
Dean Wendy Masi – Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies
Dean Richard Davis- HPD College of Allied Health
Dean H. Wells Singleton – Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Dean David Loshin – HPD College of Optometry


21. Title: Caries and Feeding Patterns in South Florida Preschool Children

Romer Ocanto, D.D.S. – HPD College of Dental Medicine
Nilsa Toledo, D.M.D. – HPD College of Dental Medicine

Dean Robert Uchin – HPD College of Dental Medicine


22. Title: Effects of Myofascial Release Treatment on Post-Operative Sequelae of C-Section

Kenneth Johnson, D.O. – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michael Patterson, Ph.D. – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Jennie Lou, M.D. – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ann Duskin, OPP Fellow – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Channing Coe, M.D. – North Broward Hospital District

Dean Anthony Silvagni – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine


23. Title: Relationship Between Fitness Levels and Eye Health in Individuals with Type 2 Daibetes

Debra Stern, D.B.A. – HPD College of Allied Health
Joseph Pizzimenti, O.D. – HPD College of Optometry
Jennie Lou, M.D. – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Leah Nof, Ph.D. – HPD College of Allied Health
Sherrol Reynolds, O.D. – HPD College of Optometry
Alexandra Espejo, O.D. – HPD College of Optometry
Alan Kabat, O.D. – HPD College of Optometry
Annette Bade, O.D. HPD College of Optometry

Dean Richard Davis – HPD College of Allied Health
Dean Anthony Silvagni – HPD College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean David Loshin – HPD College of Optometry