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Fifteenth Annual Grant Winners 2014-2015

1. Title: Explorative gene expression and pathway analysis for innovative cancer treatment.

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

Faculty and Students:
Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Paula Waziry, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Diana Hernandez (HPD-OST)


2. Title: A novel immune fingerprint for mTBI diagnosis and recovery prognosis

Dean:
Karen Grosby, Ed.D. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
Travis Craddock, Ph.D. (CPS)
Mary Ann Fletcher, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Stephen Russo, Ph.D. (CPS)
Gordon Broderick, Ph.D. (CPS)
Irma Rey, M.D. (HPD-OST)
Trevor Barker, BS (CPS)
Gaytri Patel, BA (CPS)


3. Title: Reduce local stressors to potentially increase coral resilience to climate change

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

Faculty and Students:
Joanna Figueiredo, Ph.D. (OSC)
Francesca Fourney, MS (OSC)


4. Title: Coral persistence to ocean warming: phenotypic plasticity and symbiont selection

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

Faculty and Students:
Joanna Figueiredo, Ph.D. (OSC)
Nicole Fogarty, Ph.D. (OSC)
Heather Schaneen, MS (OSC)


5. Title: When Physical Form and DNA Collide: Resolving the Evolutionary Tree of Crinoidea

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

Faculty and Students:
Charles G. Messing, Ph.D. (OSC)
Kristian Taylor, MS (OSC)


6. Title: AT-1 Angiotensin II Receptor Expression in the Amygdala of a Rodent Model of PTS

Dean:
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Robert Speth, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Elizabeth Goldberg (FAR)
Carmen De Jesus (FAR)


7. Title: Primary Prevention for Children of Parents with HIV in Rural Haiti

Dean:
H.Wells Singleton, Ph.D. (FSE)

Faculty and Students:
Mary Clisbee, Ed.D. (FSE)
Anna Shustack, MA (FSE))
Carmen De Jesus (FAR)


8. Title: Music Counts: A Specialized Treatment Program for Children with Autism.

Dean:
Roni Leiderman, Ph.D. (MSC)
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. (MSC)
Manny Gonzalez-Abreu, Ph.D. (MSC)
William Adams, DMA (FAR)
Nancy Leiberman, Ed.S., CCC-SLP (MSC)
Nicole Gaskin-Daniels, M.S. (MSC)
Claudia Salinas, BA (CPS)
Stephanie Caceras (FAR)
Lícesare Delva (FAR)


9. Title: Epigenetic modulation of viral infection: role of DNA methylation in recovery

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

Faculty and Students:
Paula A. Waziry, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Carmen De Jesus (FAR)


10. Title: Investigating the Causes of Antibiotic Resistance in Periodic Environments

Dean:
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Louis R. Nemzer, Ph.D. (FAR)
Robert Smith, Ph.D. (FAR)
Raul Molina (FAR)
Haley McKissack (FAR)


11. Title: In Vivo Efficacy of Gingival Mesencyhmal Stem Cells in Alveolar Cleft Grafting

Dean:
Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP
Anthony Silvagni, DO, Pharm.D.

Faculty and Students:
Louis R. Nemzer, Ph.D. (FAR)
Robert Smith, Ph.D. (FAR)
Raul Molina (FAR)
Haley McKissack (FAR)


12. Title: How does colony size and density influence paternity in a brooding coral?

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

Faculty and Students:
Nicole Fogarty, Ph.D. (OSC)
Charlie Gandia, BS (OSC)
Hunter Noren, BS (OSC)


13. Title: Record of Environmental Fluctuations Reflected in Northern Fur Seal Tissues

Dean:
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Amy C. Hirons, Ph.D. (FAR)
Courtney Cenkner, BS (FAR)
Shannon Aldridge, BS (FAR)
Megan Foley, MS (OSC)


14. Title: Prevalence of Vitreomacular Adhesion in Patients 40 Years and Older

Dean:
David Loshin, O.D., Ph.D. (HPD-OPT)

Faculty and Students:
Julie Rodman, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Diana Schechtman, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Joseph Pizzimenti, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Sherrol Reynolds, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Lori Vollmer, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Marlon Demeritt, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Julie Tyler, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Melanie Crandall, O.D. (HPD-OPT)
Alexandria Weston (HPD-OPT)
Thuan Nguyen, BS (HPD-OPT)


15. Title: Port Everglades Inlet Microbiome Analysis Using High-Throughput DNA Sequencing

Dean:
Richard E Dodge, PhD. (OSC)
Anthony Silvagni, DO, Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)

Faculty and Students:
Jose V. Lopez Ph.D. (OSC)
Jay Fleisher, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Song Gao, Ph.D. (FAR)
Lauren OíConnell, BS (OSC)


16. Title: Reproductive Behavior of Nursery Reared Staghorn Coral: Documenting Outplant Success

Dean:
Richard E Dodge, PhD. (OSC)

Faculty and Students:
David S. Gilliam, Ph.D. (OSC)
Nicole Fogarty, Ph.D. (OSC)
Kathryn B. Correia, BS (OSC)
Elizabeth Larson, MS (OSC)


17. Title: Effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Antiretroviral Adherence in Older Adults with HIV

Dean:
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)
Anthony Silvagni, D.O.,Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)
Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Joshua Caballero, Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)
Robin J. Jacobs, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Jennifer E. Thomas (HPD-PHR)
Raymond L. Ownby, MD, Ph.D., MBA (HPD-OST)
Mark Schweizer, D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)
Ana Vega, BS (HPD-PHR)


18. Title: Pilot Study of a Health Intervention for Women with PTSD

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

Faculty and Students:
Jeffrey Kibler, Ph.D. (CPS)
Mindy Ma, Ph.D. (FAR)
Steven Gold, Ph.D. (CPS)
Hillary Howrey, MS (CPS)
Dyona Augustin, MS (CPS)
Rebecca Lewis, B.S. (CPS)
Morgan Levy, B.S. (CPS)


19. Title: Proliferation and Differentiation of Human Stem Cells by Agonism of AT1 and AT2

Dean:
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm. D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
James R. Munoz, Ph.D. (FAR)
Robert C. Speth, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Zara Khan (FAR)
Andrea Linares (FAR)


20. Title: Medications resistant to abuse by crushing and hot aqueous extraction

Dean:
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Hossein Omidian, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Srinath Muppalaneni, MS (HPD-PHR)
Yogesh Joshi, MS (HPD-PHR)
David Mastropietro, BS, RPh (HPD-PHR)


21. Title: Ang II Effects on MMP-9 and Collagen Levels in Hypertensive Rat Astrocytes

Dean:
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)
Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Vudhya G. Yugandhar, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Umadevi Kandalam, Ph.D. (HPD-DEN)
Vanessa Matamoros (FAR)


22. Title: Predictors of Doctoral Student Success in a Limited-Residency PhD Program

Dean:
Eric Ackerman, Ph.D. (GSCIS)

Faculty and Students:
Steven R. Terrell Ph.D. (GSCIS)
Marissa Stone (GSCIS)


23. Title: Air Quality Impact of Ship Emissions in South Florida

Dean:
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Song Gao Ph.D. (FAR)
Karem Molinares, BS (FAR)
Arti Patel, BS (FAR)


24. Title: Synergism in antibacterial activity of phytochemicals and synthetic compounds

Dean:
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Venkatesh Shanbhag. Ph.D. (FAR)
Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D. (FAR)
Karem Molinares, BS (FAR)
Palina Woodhouse (FAR)


25. Title: Conflict Analysis and Cognitive Neuroscience: An Exploration of fMRI Neuroimaging

Dean:
Honggang Yang, Ph.D. (SHSS)

Faculty and Students:
Robert J. Witheridge Ph.D. (SHSS)
Erika L. Sauer, Ph.D. (HPD-HCS)
Scheherazade S. Chikhi, MA (SHSS)


26. Title: Malware Detection in Android Platforms

Dean:
Eric Ackerman, Ph.D. (GSCIS)

Faculty and Students:
Wei Li, Ph.D. (GSCIS)
Peixiang Liu, Ph.D. (GSCIS)
Yi Zhang, MS (GSCIS)


27. Title: Intimate Partner Violence: Contribution of Attachment style and Dissociation

Dean:
Karen Grosby, Ed.D. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
Steven Gold, Ph.D. (CPS)
Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Ph.D. (CPS)
Verónica F. Juanes Vaquero, MS (CPS)


28. Title: Effects of Depression on Antiretroviral Adherence in Emerging Adults with HIV

Dean:
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)
Anthony Silvagni, D.O., Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)
Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Joshua Caballero, Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)
Robin J. Jacobs, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Mark S. Schweizer, D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)
Jennifer Thomas, Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)
Raymond L. Ownby, MD, Ph.D., MBA (HPD-OST)
Gabrielle Vaz, BS (HPD-PHR)


29. Title: The circumstances and antecedents of consumers' motivations for Internet piracy

Dean:
Preston Jones, Ph.D. (SBE)

Faculty and Students:
Maria Petrescu, Ph.D. (SBE)
John Gironda, Ph.D. (SBE)
Isabella Dominici, MBA (SBE)


30. Title: Assessing Seabirds of South Florida for Marine Environmental Contaminants

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

Faculty and Students:
David Kerstetter, Ph.D. (OSC)
Jonathan Schulte, BS (OSC)


31. Title: Developing the common reef sponge to study the only non-neural animal eye

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

Faculty and Students:
Jose Lopez, Ph.D. (OSC)


32. Title: Effect of Baseline Platelet Count on Healing after Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

Dean:
Anthony Silvagni, D.O., Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)
Stanley Wilson, PT, Ed.D, CEAS (HPD-HCS)

Faculty and Students:
Melissa Tabor, DO (HPD-OST)
Morey Kolber, PT, Ph.D. (HPD-HCS)
Logan Huff, OMSIII, BS (HPD-OST)
Christy Liggins, SPT-1, BS (HPD-HCS)


33. Title: A More Engaging Visual Field Test to Increase Use and Reliability in Pediatrics

Dean:
David Loshin, O.D., Ph.D. (HPD-OPT)

Faculty and Students:
Erin Jenewein, O.D., MS (HPD-OPT)
Ava Bittner, O.D., Ph.D. (HPD-OPT)
Heather Gauger, BS (HPD-OPT)


34. Title: Career Anchors of Workforce Generations

Dean:
Preston Jones, Ph.D. (SBE)

Faculty and Students:
Baiyun Gong, Ph.D. (SBE)
Regina Greenwood, DBA (SBE)
Arlene Ramkissoon, MS (SBE)


35. Title: Detailed Molecular Profiling of Sporadic Stage I Breast Cancer

Dean:
Anthony Silvagni, DO, Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Stephen G. Grant, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Julian J. Zorrilla, B.S. (HPD-OST)
Manasi R. Pimpley, B.Pharm. (HPD-PHR)


36. Title: Assessing migration ability and behavior of small fish in the Everglades

Dean:
Don Rosenublum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Jeffrey Matthew Hoch, Ph.D. (FAR)
Christopher Blanar, Ph.D. (FAR)
Olivia Smith (FAR)


37. Title: An Analysis of Global Leadership Competencies in Action in the Dominican Republic

Dean:
H. Wells Singleton, Ph.D. (FSE)

Faculty and Students:
Eduardo Raul Rivas Ed.D. (FSE)
Angela Mendez, MS (FSE)


38. Title: Novel Transformation Assay to Identify Florida Environmental Breast Carcinogens

Dean:
Lisa Deziel, Ph.D., Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)
Anthony Silvagni, DO, Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)

Faculty and Students:
Jean J. Latimer Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Stephen G. Grant (HPD-OST)
Omar Ibrahim, BS (HPD-PHR)
Shalaka Akolkar, BS (HPD-OST)


39. Title: Can mindfulness meditation prevent stress induced cognitive impairments?

Dean:
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Jonathan B. Banks Ph.D. (FAR)
Marlayna Ripley, BS (FAR)