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Eleventh Annual Grant Winners 2010-2011

1. Title: Uncovering Chemical Components of Atmospheric Aerosols in South Florida

Dean:
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Song Gao, PhD
Dimitrios Giarikos, PhD (FAR)
Crystal Stacy Ming (FAR)
Michael Wiernicki (FAR)


2. Title: Reproduction and Spread of Cliona delitrix Excavating Sponge on Coral Reefs

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D (OSC)
Anthony Silvagni, PhD (HPD-MED)

Faculty and Students:
Jose Lopez, PhD (OSC)
Jay Fleisher, PhD (HPD-MED)
Andia Chaves-Fonnegra, MS (OSC)


3. Title: Latino Parental Acceptability towards the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

Dean:
Karen Grosby M.Ed. (CPS)
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Ana Fins, PhD (CPS)
Mindy Ma, PhD (FAR)
Diana Formoso, PhD (CPS)
Linda Kondilis, MS (CPS)
Giovanna Rivano, BS (CPS)
Christina Suarez, BS (CPS)


4. Title: Man and His Best Friend: Is One More Therapeutic Than The Other?

Dean:
Harold Laubach Ph.D. (HPD-MED)

Faculty and Students:
Bindu Mayi, PhD (HPD-MED)
Christian DeLucia, PhD (CPS)
Joshua Kretchmar, PhD (HPD-OST)
Jennifer Guyant, BS (HPD-OST)
Ashley Terry, BS (HPD-OST)
Hillary Gorski, BA (CPS)
Daniela Stivelman, BA (CPS)
Sarah West, MA (CPS)


5. Title: Stain Modulation of Oncolytic Vesicular Stomatitis Virus

Dean:
Andres Malave Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Paula Waziry, PhD (HPD-PHR)
Luigi Cubeddu, MD, PhD (HPD-PHR)
Ana Castejon, PhD (HPD-PHR)
Karine Cohen (HPD-PHR)


6. Title: Functional Assessment Using Telemetry Accelerometers and Mobile Device

Dean:
Rick Davis PA-C, Ed.D. (HPD-ALL)

Faculty and Students:
Jennifer Canbek, PhD, PT (HPD-ALL)
Mary Blackinton, EdD, PT (HPD-ALL)
Ming-Shun Samuel Cheng, ScD, PT, MS (HPD-ALL)
Cheryl Hill, PhD, PT (HPD-ALL)
Kristi Brevick, BS (HPD-ALL)


7. Title: NSUs Stem Cell Delivery Approaches for Regenerative Treatment

Dean:
Robert Uchin D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Peter Murray, PhD (HPD-DEN)
Kenneth Namerow, DDS (HPD-DEN)
Sergio Kuttler, DDS (HPD-DEN)
Christine Manguno, BS (HPD-DEN)
Rebecca Krygsman, BS (FAR)
Cameron Howard , DMD (HPD-DEN)
Stephen Mangan, DMD (HPD-DEN)
Jeffery Hanzon, DMD (HPD-DEN)
Mark Limosani, DDS (HPD-DEN)
Richard Raymond, DMD (HPD-DEN)
Yamilet Blanco, DMD (HPD-DEN)
Margaret Cielecki, DMD (HPD-DEN)


8. Title: Mechanisms of Antihypertensive Actions of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme-2 (ACE2)

Dean:
Andres Malave Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Robert Speth, PhD (HPD-PHR)
Max Zimmerman, BS (FAR)
Benedict Choi, BS (FAR)


9. Title: Detection of Mosquito Pathogens in the Everglades Using Metagenomic Technologies

Dean:
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Aurelien Tartar, PhD (FAR)


10. Title: Role of Ovarian Hormones on Development of Depression Using a Rat Model

Dean:
Andres Malave Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Annelyn Torres-Reveron, PhD (HPD-PHRM)


11. Title: To Remove the Hook or Not: Degradation Rates of Fishing Hooks

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
David Kerstetter, PhD (OSC)
Robin Sherman, PhD (FAR)


12. Title: Human Papilloma Virus and Autoimmune Disease: Is There a Relationship?

Dean:
Robert Uchin D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Ines Velez, DDS (HPD-DEN)
Michael A. Siegel, DDS (HPD-DEN)
Lena M. Mejia, DDS (HPD-DEN)
Morton Lieberman, DDS (HPD-DEN)
Neil Spielholz, PhD (HPD-DEN)
Jordan Kaltman (HPD-DEN)


13. Title: Can Types of TMD Be Distinguished By Surface Electromyography and Bite Force?

Dean:
Robert Uchin D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Paul Bradley, MD, BDS (HPD-DEN)
Neil I. Spielholz, PhD. PT (HPD-DEN)
Ming-Shun Samuel Cheng, ScD, PT (HPD-ALL)


14. Title: Comprehensive Analysis of Military Offenders (CAMO)

Dean:
Karen Grosby M.Ed. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
Vincent Van Hasselt, PhD (CPS)
Andrea M. Brockman, MS (CPS)


15. Title: Finding a Better Substrate for P450 Enzyme

Dean:
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Reza Razeghifard, PhD (FAR)
Dimitrios Giarikos, PhD (FAR)


16. Title: Exploring Biofeedback as an Assessment Tool in Sport-Related Concussion

Dean:
Karen Grosby M.Ed. (CPS)
Anthony Silvagni D.O., Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)

Faculty and Students:
Stephen Russo, PhD (CPS)
Andrew Kusienski, DO (HPD-OST)
Chris Carbo, MS (CPS)
David Ritchie, MA (CPS)
Susana Quintana Marikle, MA
Brandon Bergman, MS


17. Title: The Transport of Mangrove-Based Energy to Offshore Communities by Migrating Fish

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)

Faculty and Students:
Amy Hirons, PhD (OSC)
Kelly Parks, BS (OSC)


18. Title: Protective Factors Against STD/HIV Risks Among Hispanic/Latino Adolescents

Dean:
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)
Karen Grosby, M.Ed. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
Mindy Ma, PhD (FAR)
Jeffrey Kibler, PhD (CPS)
Vera Lopez (FAR)
Andrea Bernal (FAR)


19. Title: Electrophysical and Neurophysical Measures of Emotional Regulation in HIV-Infected Women

Dean:
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Jaime Tartar, PhD (FAR)
Carlos Garcia, BS (FAR)


20. Title: High Efficiency (454) DNA Sequencing of a Sponge Meta-Transcriptome for Symbiosis

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Jose Lopez, PhD (OSC)
Emily Schmitt, PhD (FAR)


21. Title: Distribution and Abundance of Fungiid Corals in the Gulf of California

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)

Faculty and Students:
Joshua Feingold, PhD (OSC)


22. Title: Alginate/Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

Dean:
Robert Uchin D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Umadevi Kandalam, PhD (HPD-DEN)
Eric Stelnicki, MD (HPD-DEN)
Hossein Omidian, PhD (HPD-PHR)
Amy Johanna Bouvier, DMD (HPD-DEN)
Silvia Beatriz Casas, DDS (HPD-DEN)


23. Title: Neural and Cognitive Inhibition in Bilinguals

Dean:
Don Rosenblum Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Mercedes Fernandez, PhD (FAR)
Daniela Padron (FAR)
Alicia Harnisch (FAR)


24. Title: Land-Based Culture for the Restoration of Threatened Staghorn Coral

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)

Faculty and Students:
Alison Moulding, PhD (OSC)
D. Abigail Renegar, PhD (OSC)
Keri O'Neil, MS (OSC)
Adam St. Gelais, MS (OSC)


25. Title:Status of the Amazonian Manatee (Manatus inunguis) in Eastern, Ecuador

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Edward Keith, PhD (OSC)


26. Title: Student Research in Coral Reef Taxonomy & Genomics: The Moorea Biocode Project

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
James Thomas, PhD (OSC)


27. Title: Age and Events that Interrupt Contact Lens Wear in Youth

Dean:
David S. Loshin, OD, PhD (HPD-OPT)

Faculty and Students:
Heidi Wagner, OD, MPH (HPD-OPT)
Sandi Scott-Holman, DO (CLINIC)
Margi A. Patel, BS (HPD-OPT)


28. Title: Coping Styles in a Group of Diverse Families with a young Child with Autism

Dean:
Roni Leiderman Ph.D. (MSI)
Honggang Yang Ph.D. (SHSS)

Faculty and Students:
Nurit Sheinberg, EdD (MSI)
Tommie Boyd, PhD (SHSS)
Arlene Brett Gordon, PhD (SHSS)
Manny Gonzalez-Abreu, PhD (MSI)
Danielle Norman, MS (CPS)
Melissa DeVicentes, MS (SHSS)
Raymonde Dormezil, PhysD (MSI and CJI)


29. Title: Effectiveness of Faculty Autism Awareness Training in Higher Education

Dean:
Roni Leiderman Ph.D. (MSI)

Faculty and Students:
Christine Reeve, PhD (MSI)
Judith Parker, OTD (HPD-ALL)
Heidi Colston, BA (SAF)
Carina Massa, BA (CPS)


30. Title: Treatment Patterns for Depression Among Elderly Medicare Population

Dean:
Anthony Silvagni D.O., Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)

Faculty and Students:
Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS (HPD-OST)
Raymond Ownby, MD, PhD, MBA (HPD-OST)


31. Title: Convergence in Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Autism

Dean:
David Loshin O.D., Ph.D. (HPD-OPT)
Stanley Wilson PT, EdD (HPD-ALL)

Faculty and Students:
Rachel A. "Stacey"Coulter, OD (HPD-OPT)
Annette Bade, OD, F.A.A.O. (HPD-OPT)
Sandee Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L (HPD-ALL)
Nicole Quint, OTR/L (HPD-ALL)
Alexandra Boldis, BS (HPD-OPT)


32. Title: A Prekindergarten Peer-Mediated Intervention for Children with Autism

Dean:
Roni Leiderman, Ph.D (MSI)
Karen Grosby, M.Ed. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
Lorraine Breffni, EdD (MSI)
Manny Gonzalez-Abreu, PhD, LMFT, BCBA (MSI)
David Reitman, PhD (CPS)
Nancy Lieberman, EdS (MSI)
Miriam Ade, EdS (MSI)