Presentation of the FY23 PFRDG and QOL Winners

20th Annual Quality of Life Faculty Community-Based Applied Research Grant 23rd Annual President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant

This presentation is in honor of the Winning Researchers, their Project Teams, their Community Partners and their Deans who are committed to advancing knowledge and understanding in the effort to drive discoveries.

QUALITY OF LIFE The mission of the NSU Quality of Life (QOL) Council is a simple one: take the most serious problems affecting the quality of life in Broward County, bring the best minds of NSU’s faculty members, students, and community providers to bear, and the results will be a better quality of life for Broward County. Through the efforts of the university’s president and its trustees, as well as community organizations, funds have been targeted to support faculty scholarship in applied research to improve the quality of life in Broward County. These funds are awarded in the following five categories: Autism; Adults, Children, and Families; Criminal Justice; Elderly Services; and Foster Care.

To All The Quality of Life Faculty Community-Based Applied Research Grant AWARD WINNERS!

Quality of Life Legend Blue = PI Red = Co-PI Green = Faculty Purple = Staff and Students

Quality of Life An Evaluation of a Teacher-Coaching Model to Reduce Challenging Behaviors and Support Teacher Well-Being in Preschool Settings Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. COP

Quality of Life An Evaluation of a Teacher-Coaching Model to Reduce Challenging Behaviors and Support Teacher Well-Being in Preschool Settings Lorraine Breffni, Ed.D. USL Andrea Connell, B.S. COP Community Partner(s): Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc.

Quality of Life An Evaluation of a Teacher-Coaching Model to Reduce Challenging Behaviors and Support Teacher Well-Being in Preschool Settings Collaborative Center(s): College of Psychology University School

Quality of Life Dental Health Intervention for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease William Kochen, Ph.D. COP Ashley Stripling, Ph.D. COP Jillian Crocker, B.S. COP

Quality of Life Dental Health Intervention for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Community Partner(s): Alzheimer’s Association Collaborative Center(s): College of Psychology

Quality of Life Human Trafficking Survivors' Experiences of Dental Services through Photovoice Sandrine Gaillard-Kenney, Ed.D. HPD-PPCHCS

Quality of Life Human Trafficking Survivors' Experiences of Dental Services through Photovoice Brianna Black Kent, Ph.D. HPD-PPCHCS Community Partner(s): Nancy J. Cotterman Center

Quality of Life Human Trafficking Survivors' Experiences of Dental Services through Photovoice Collaborative Center(s): Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

Quality of Life Improving Mental Health Literacy in a University Community Christi M. Navarro, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM

Quality of Life Improving Mental Health Literacy in a University Community Maria F. Montoya, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM Community Partner(s): United Way of Broward County

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Improving Mental Health Literacy in a University Community Collaborative Center(s): Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Quality of Life Remote Work Isolation, Organizational Justice, and Work Outcomes Xiaochuan Song, Ph.D. HCBE

Quality of Life Remote Work Isolation, Organizational Justice, and Work Outcomes Baiyun Gong, Ph.D. HCBE Vanessa Corcho HCBE Ryan Shea, MBA Right Management, Florida/Caribbean Community Partner(s): Right Management, Florida/Caribbean

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Remote Work Isolation, Organizational Justice, and Work Outcomes Collaborative Center(s): H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Quality of Life Tiny Tots Transition to Home: A Pilot program to improve developmental and mental health outcomes in NICU infants and their families Raquel Garcia, SLP, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S HPD-PPCHCS

Quality of Life Tiny Tots Transition to Home: A Pilot program to improve developmental and mental health outcomes in NICU infants and their families Allicia Fernandez-Fernandez, DPT, Ph.D. HPD-PPCHCS Benjamin Courchia, M.D. NSU MD Daphna Yasova Barbeau, M.D. NSU MD Community Partner(s): University Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Quality of Life Tiny Tots Transition to Home: A Pilot program to improve developmental and mental health outcomes in NICU infants and their families Collaborative Center(s): Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

FY 2023 Quality of Life Outstanding Community Partner of the Year United Way of Broward County

Thank You to our Reviewers for their hard work and participation in the FY2023 Quality of Life Faculty Community Based Applied Research Grant Awards Kenneth Johnson, D.O. Dana Mills, Ph.D. Barbara Packer-Muti, Ed.D. James Pann, Ph.D. Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. Angela Yehl, Psy.D.

To All The President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant Track 1 AWARD WINNERS!

PRESIDENT’S FACULTY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANT The President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant (PFRDG) Program, established in 1999, was designed to bring recognition and funding to the university’s faculty members as they attempt to secure resources in support of research activities. This innovative internal granting initiative is designed to provide seed funds for potential research projects. The ultimate goals are to publish the results for the common good, enrich students’ education experiences, and leverage preliminary results to pursue and acquire additional funding from external sponsors.

Track 1: The Research Development Track

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Legend Blue = PI Red = Co-PI Green = Faculty Purple = Staff and Students

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants A unified index to predict the success probability of myopia control Bin Zhang, Ph.D. HPD-OPT

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants A unified index to predict the success probability of myopia control Felicia Timmermann, D.O. HPD-OPT Stacy Zubkousky, D.O. HPD-OPT Gregory Hill, D.O. HPD-OPT Crystal Victor, D.O. HPD-OPT Thuy-Lan Nguyen, D.O. HPD-OPT

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants A unified index to predict the success probability of myopia control Amanda Aker, B.S. HPD-OPT Nestor Garcia Santos, B.S. HPD-OPT Irene Kamel, B.S. HPD-KPCOM College of Optometry Dean Linda Rouse, O.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Altering metabolism to reduce antibiotic resistance in a polymicrobial community Robert Smith, Ph.D. NSU MD

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Altering metabolism to reduce antibiotic resistance in a polymicrobial community Elinor Sevy, B.S. HCAS Kielan Signh HCAS Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine Dean Johannes Vieweg, M.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Behavior modifying parasites: The role of infection in the behavior of fish hosts Lauren Nadler, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Behavior modifying parasites: The role of infection in the behavior of fish hosts Christopher Blanar, Ph.D. HCAS Bennett Perry, B.S. HCAS Hannah Bauman, B.S. HCAS Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Cognitive and Functional Impairments & Premature Aging in the Homeless Population Gesulla Cavanaugh, Ph.D. HPD-ACON

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Cognitive and Functional Impairments & Premature Aging in the Homeless Population Raymond Ownby, M.D. HPD-KPCOM Maria Abreu, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D. NSU MD Roody Joseph, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Cognitive and Functional Impairments & Premature Aging in the Homeless Population Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S. Sruthu Kundur HCAS Blake Lockard, B.S. NSU MD Stachyse Stanis, B.S. NSU MD Ron & Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Dean Marcella M. Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., R.N.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Design of a novel therapeutic for prevention of COVID-19 and analysis of ACE2 Robert Speth, Ph.D. HPD-PHR

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Design of a novel therapeutic for prevention of COVID-19 and analysis of ACE2 College of Pharmacy Dean Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D. Peter Gannett, Ph.D. HPD-PHR Michael Egozi COP Natalia Noto, B.S. HPD-PHR

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Developing systematics expertise in cnidarian order Zoanthidea Timothy Swain, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Developing systematics expertise in cnidarian order Zoanthidea Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D. Jacob Colbert, B.S HCAS Kendra Pfeil, B.S. HCAS Savannah Renken, B.S. HCAS Melissa Rex, B.A. HCAS Emily Solonia, B.S. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Does Arousal Impact Visual Processes? Amar Sayani, O.D., FAAO HPD-OPT

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Does Arousal Impact Visual Processes? College of Psychology Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D. Jonathan Banks, Ph.D. HCAS College of Optometry Dean Linda S. Rouse, O.D., M.B.A., FAAO

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Drug repositioning and examination of natural product extracts as anti-parasitic Anna Potter, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Effect of OMT on Secretion of Pro-Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines Yasmin Qureshi, Ed.D. HPD-KPCOM Jill Wallace-Ross, D.O. HPD-KPCOM Patrick Barry, D.O. HPD-KPCOM Nathan Widboom, D.O. HPD-KPCOM

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Effect of OMT on Secretion of Pro-Inflammatory and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S. Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM Jackson Gamer, B.S. HPD-KPCOM

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Immediate effect of OMT on circulating immune cells Jill Wallace-Ross, D.O. HPD-KPCOM

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Immediate effect of OMT on circulating immune cells Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S. Yasmin Qureshi, Ed.D. HPD-KPCOM Patrick Barry, D.O. HPD-KPCOM Nathan Widboom, D.O. HPD-KPCOM Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Immediate effect of OMT on circulating immune cells Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S. Julia Grote, B.S. HPD-KPCOM Julian Perez, B.S. HPD-KPCOM

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Immune Response of Peruvian Pinnipeds to Marine Persistent Organic Pollutants Dimitrios Giarikos, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Immune Response of Peruvian Pinnipeds to Marine Persistent Organic Pollutants Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D. Amy Hirons, Ph.D. HCAS Mykenzee Munaco, B.S. HCAS Kaylee Czachorowski, B.S. HCAS Brian Webber HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Improving Vision in Childhood Amblyopia with Stereoscopic 3D Video Game Training Wing Hong Li, Ph.D. HPD-OPT College of Optometry Dean Linda Rouse, O.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Isolation & characterization of spliceosomal protein targets of melanoma actives Dmitriy Minond, Ph.D. HPD-PHR Trisha Seal HPD-PHR College of Pharmacy Dean Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Long-term, high-resolution measurements of thermospheric Joule heating rates Andrew Kiene, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Long-term, high-resolution measurements of thermospheric Joule heating rates Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Partnering with Families for Patient Engaged Care Education of NSU students Elise Bloch, Ed.D. HPD-PPCHCS Nannette Nicholson, Ph.D. HPD-PPCHCS Elizabeth Swann, Ph.D. HPD-PPCHCS Kimberly Smith, P.T. HPD-PPCHCS Lisa Faruch, D.H.S. HPD-PPCHCS Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Interim Dean Guy Nehrenz, Ed.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Reproductive capacity of diseased and healthy corals on inshore/offshore reefs Karen Neely, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Reproductive capacity of diseased and healthy corals on inshore/offshore reefs Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D. Dorothy (Abby) Renegar, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Repurposing Cardiovascular Medications for the Treatment of Dementia Lisa Robison, Ph.D. COP Robert Speth, Ph.D. HPD-PHR Benedict Albensi, Ph.D. HPD-PHR Eleanor Wind, B.S. COP Divya Papaiya, B.S. COP Shalet James, B.S. COP

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Repurposing Cardiovascular Medications for the Treatment of Dementia Anshika Motiani, B.S. COP Divya Komandoora, B.S. COP Nitish Dundigalla, B.S. COP College of Psychology Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D. College of Pharmacy Dean Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Simulated microgravity effect upon CD8+ T cell activation and control of melanoma Randal Gregg, Ph.D. HPD-KPCOM Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants The Experiences and Perceptions of College Students with ASD Related to Bullying Maribel Del Rio, Psy.D. FCE-SCJ

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants The Experiences and Perceptions of College Students with ASD Related to Bullying Marcelo Castro, Ph.D. FCE-SCJ Ronald Chenail, Ph.D. PRO Angela Yehl, Psy.D. FCE-SCJ Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D. CCE James Pann, Ph.D. FCE-SCJ Nancy Klimas, M.D. HPD-KPCOM Robin Cooper, Ph.D. HCAS Marissa Bazzano, B.A. COP

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants The Experiences and Perceptions of College Students with ASD Related to Bullying College of Psychology Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D. Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice Dean Kimberly Durham, Psy.D. Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S., M.S. Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants The Universal Mass Function and its Applicability to Organic Molecules Carmit Alexenberg, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants The Experiences and Perceptions of College Students with ASD Related to Bullying Stefan Kautsch, Ph.D. HCAS Gabrielle Biltgen-Morrissette HCAS Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Understanding Neural Activity Homeostasis using the Critical Brain Hypothesis Louis Nemzer, Ph.D. HCAS

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Understanding Neural Activity Homeostasis using the Critical Brain Hypothesis Bryce Emanuel, B.S. HCAS Brianna Lacasse, B.S. HCAS Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Dean Holly Lynn Baumgartner, Ph.D.

To All The President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant Track 2 AWARD WINNERS!

Track 2: The Research Scholar Track

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Environmental Change Due to COVID-19 and Digital Entrepreneurship Arvind Gudi, Ph.D. HCBE

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants Environmental Change Due to COVID-19 and Digital Entrepreneurship H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship Dean Andrew J. Rosman, Ph.D.

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants The Constructed Nature of Moral Principles Justin Landy, Ph.D. COP

President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants The Constructed Nature of Moral Principles College of Psychology Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D. Benjamin Lemli, B.A. COP

Thank You to our PFRDG Advisory Committee for their hard work & participation in the FY2023 President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant Anastasios Lymperopoulos, Ph.D. Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D. Robert Smith, Ph.D. Jaime Tartar, Ph.D.

Thank You to our Reviewers for their hard work & participation in the FY2023 President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant Georgina Arguello, Ed.D. Chris Blanar, Ph.D. Barry Bleidt, Ph.D. Lorraine Breffni, Ed.D. Fabienne Cadet-Laborde, Ph.D. Lisa Carbone, Ed.D. Katelyn Carnevale, Ph.D. Jing Chen, Ph.D. Joshua Costin, Ph.D. Santanu De, Ph.D. Richard Deth, Ph.D. Katharine Fitzharris, Ph.D. Peter Gannett, Ph.D. Stephen Grant, Ph.D. Coral Gubler, Ph.D. Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D. Amy Hirons, Ph.D. Dave Kerstetter, Ph.D.

Thank You to our Reviewers for their hard work & participation in the FY2023 President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant William Kochen, Ph.D. Young Kwon, Ph.D. Stefanie LaManna, Ph.D. T. Lucas Hollar, Ph.D. Carol Lynn Chevalier, DHSc Tatjana Martinez, J.D. Maria Mendez, Ed.D. Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D. Louis Nemzer, Ph.D. Andrew Ozga, Ph.D. Mayur Parmar, Ph.D. Charles Powell, Ph.D. Hugh Rappa, M.D. Patricia Rose, Ph.D. Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. Weylin Sternglanz, Ph.D. Mercedes Ter Maat, Ph.D. Kim White, Ph.D.

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