017-21 NSU TRED Annual Report FY2021_Web

NSU TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 10 ROSE LEEGER Farquhar Honors College student Rose Leeger has developed an app that optimizes the data collection process for researchers in the field. The app, called “Everglades Research for Mosquitofish Data Collection,” allows researchers to upload pictures and input data into premade categories for a more e cient and accurate method of data collection. Leeger, a junior who is triple majoring in marine biology, environmental science, and biology created the app using software on ESRI’s ArcGIS system as part of her final project in her Geographic Information Systems course. The app has proven to be a handy alternative to the waterproof paper and pencils previously used in the field, allowing Leeger and her peers to conveniently collect and organize data on their phones. This data is then uploaded to an online data collection system that makes it easy for them to locate past data and identify trends in their research. Leeger plans to continue pursuing her passion for marine environment conservation by getting her Ph.D. to become a professor who can inspire future generations to do the same. NABIHA ATIQUZZAMAN A junior in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM), Nabiha Atiquzzaman is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Her research project with Jessica Brown, Ph.D., and Katie Crump, Ph.D., faculty from the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences, involves the exploration of methods in identifying volatile organic compounds (VOCs) indicative of periodontal disease. This breakthrough methodology of VOC use has shown to be a way to not only diagnose, but also prevent other diseases— not just limited to periodontal disease. By working in the lab with VOC collection analysis, conducting literature reviews /presentations, and running data analyses, Atiquzzaman has learned the global importance of this research and its applicability to all specialties of medicine. When she completes her undergraduate studies, Atiquzzaman aspires to continue her education by joining one of the graduate programs KPCOM has to o er. STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS