Previous Pilot Awardees

From 2008-2014, the CTSI competitively awarded 125 pilot grants totaling $2.2 million to assist investigators and trainees in the development of pilot data to demonstrate the feasibility of new approaches for research and care that can be translated into external funding applications. Following their pilot awards, recipients have published 856 papers, had 209 protocols approved by the IRB, and received 601 external grants with funding of $101.7 million.

See a list below of the recipients of CTSI Pilot Project Awards since 2008. Funding is typically made in three categories: Trainees, Junior Faculty, and Novel Methods and Technologies. Occasionally special categories are added for a particular funding cycle. In each case, awards are for one year. Due to the number of major initiatives funded late in 2009, no awards were made during calendar year 2010.

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Previous Pilot Project Awardees

Name Department College year type project title
Christopher R. Cogle, MD Oncology Medicine 2019 UF Informatics Institute-CTSI Predicting Cancer Occurrence by Unorthodox Reinforcement Learning and AI Policies
Yan Gong, PhD Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2019 UF Informatics Institute-CTSI Toward Prevention of Cardiotoxicity in Cancer: A Multimodal Approach Leveraging Genomics, Images and Clinical Data
Haesuk Park, PhD Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Pharmacy 2019 UF Informatics Institute-CTSI Using Machine Learning to Predict Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment Failure in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Edward Phelps, PhD Biomedical Engineering Engineering 2019 Jr. Faculty Placental Derived Exosomes for Beta Cell Proliferation
Sarah Kim, PhD Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology Pharmacy 2019 Jr. Faculty Optimizing Clinical Trial Designs Using Imaging Data for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Zheng Wang, PhD Occupational Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Jr. Faculty Novel Pediatric Friendly Approaches to the Assessment of Masticatory Ability in Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Meredith Berry, PhD Health Education and Behavior Health and Human Performance 2019 Jr. Faculty The Potential of Oxytocin to Simultaneously Reduce Opioid Abuse Liability and Pain
Rebecca Willcocks, PhD Physical Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Jr. Faculty Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Bone Fragility in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Eric Coker, PhD Environmental and Global Health Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Jr. Faculty Utilizing the OneFlorida Data Trust to Examine the Ecological Relationship Between Acute Ambient Air Pollution levels and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Admissions
Yong Huang, PhD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Engineering 2019 Jr. Faculty Biofabrication of Perfusable Tumor Model for Drug Screening Applications
Tian Lin, PhD Psychology Liberal Arts and Sciences 2019 Novel Technologies and Methods Determining Plasticity of Brain-Regulatory Mechanisms Related to Emotion Processing: A Neurofeedback Approach in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment
Justin R. Mason, PhD Occupational Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Trainee Exploring Younger and Older Driver’s Trust, Attention and Workload During Vehicle Automation
Andrew D’Lugos, PhD Physical Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2019 Trainee Role of Complement System in Pancreatic Cancer Cachexia
Brittany Bruggeman, MD Endocrinology Medicine 2019 Trainee Mechanisms of Exocrine Dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes
Soamy Montesino Goicolea, MD Dentistry Dentistry 2019 Trainee Sleep, Pain and Aging: Potential Underlying Mechanisms
Amy Mobley, PhD, RD Health Education and Behavior Health and Human Performance 2018 Novel Technologies and Methods Development and Usability Testing of a Mobile App to Educate Parents of 0- to 2-year-olds About Optimal Early-Childhood Feeding Practices
Naohiro Terada, PhD Pathology Medicine 2018 Novel Technologies and Methods A Drug Discovery Platform for X-linked Disorders Using Female iPSCs
Sarah M. Judge, PhD Physical Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2018 Junior Faculty The Role of Connective Tissue Growth Factor in Cancer-induced Muscle Pathologies
Joseph A. McQuail, PhD Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine Medicine 2018 Junior Faculty Investigating the Functional Role of Differentially Expressed MicroRNAs from Black Compared with White Laryngeal Cancers
Kristianna Fredenburg, MD, PhD Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine Medicine 2018 Junior Faculty Investigating the Functional Role of Differentially Expressed MicroRNAs from Black Compared with White Laryngeal Cancers
Leslie S. Gaynor, MS Clinical and Health Psychology Public Health and Health Professions 2018 Trainee Network Connectivity Signatures of Cognitive Aging: Using the Functional Connectome to Create a Translational Bridge
Sara Humes, PhD Environmental and Global Health Public Health and Health Professions 2018 Trainee Associations Between Lipid Markers and Respiratory Infection Status in Human Sputum Samples
Trisha Kissoon, MD Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Medicine 2018 Trainee Using Pharmacogenomics Testing to Optimize Care in Children with Cancer
Ashleigh Weyh, DMD, MPH Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Medicine 2018 Trainee Multidisciplinary Computed Tomography Ordering Pathway for Odontogenic Infections
Amir Ghasemi, PhD Infectious Diseases and Immunology Veterinary Medicine 2018 Trainee Vaccines to Protect Mice Against Infections with Helicobacter pylori
Iqbal Mahmud, MS Biomedical Science Medicine 2018 Trainee Multi-omics Approach to Elucidate the Metabolome Alteration in Children with Malnutrition in the Development of Clinical Intervention
Angelina Bernier, MD Pediatrics Medicine 2018 Clinical Evaluating an Innovative Web App for New-Onset Diabetes Education (NODE)
Muna Canales, MD Nephrology, Hypertension, & Renal Transplantation Medicine 2018 Clinical Validation of Continuous Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Faheem Guirgis, MD, FACEP Emergency Medicine Medicine 2018 Clinical The LIPid Intensive Drug Therapy for Sepsis Phase 1 Clinical Trial (LIPIDS-1) Trial
Coy Heldermon, MD, PhD Oncology Medicine 2018 Clinical Investigating Biomarkers of Chronic Stress as a Tool in Medical Student Well-Being
Orit Shechtman, PhD, OTR/L Occupational Therapy Medicine 2018 Clinical Public Health and Health Professions
Naykky Singh Ospina, MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Medicine 2018 Clinical Patients’ Expectations About the Need for Thyroid Biopsy and Their Effect on Clinical Practice
Raju Reddy, MD Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Medicine 2018 Clinical Pilot Study of Molecular Signatures in Acute Respiratory Distress Suyndrome: Role of Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) Peptides as Biomarkers of Prognosis of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD Epidemiology Public Health and Health Professions 2018 Clinical Metabolic Predictors of Cognitive Decline and Brain Aging in Midlife: A Longitudinal Study in Twins
Josephine Allen, PhD Materials Science and Engineering Engineering 2018 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Design and Characterization of a Dynamic Multi-force Bioreactor for Vascular Cell Stimulation
Krista Dulany, MS Materials Science and Engineering Engineering 2018 Trainee Investigation of Free Radical Scavenging Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Regeneration
Rosemarie Fernandez, MD Emergency Medicine Medicine 2018 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Development and Validation of a Novel Team Adaptation Measurement System: TEAMS
Allison Goins Engineering Engineering 2018 Trainee Investigation of Cinnamaldehyde as an Alternative Crosslinking Agent for Protein Based Tissue engineered vascular grafts
Yan Gong, PhD Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2018 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Cancer Therapy Induced Cardiotoxicity in the OneFlorida Consortium
Gary Todd, PhD Pediatrics Medicine 2018 Junior Faculty Non-viral Strategies for Enhancing Liver Directed Gene Therapy
Mark Wallet, PhD Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine Medicine 2018 Novel Technologies and Methodologies A Novel Tactic to Derive Human T Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Elizabeth Flood-Grady, PhD STEM Translational Communication Center Journalism and Communications 2018 Translational Communication Engaging Parents and Adolescent/ Young Adult Stakeholders to Develop a Mental Health Communication Tool
Anne E. Mathews, PhD, RDN Food Science and Human Nutrition IFAS 2018 Translational Communication Understanding and Addressing the Barriers to Regularly Accessing a University Campus Food Pantry
Joseph McNamara, PhD Psychiatry Medicine 2018 Translational Communication What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does it Work? Creating an Interactive Video Experience
Ruogu Fang, PhD Biomedical Engineering Engineering 2018 Translational Communication Precision Dose: Personalized Radiation Dose Optimization for Multimodal Imaging
Parisa Rashidi, PhD Biomedical Engineering Engineering 2018 UFII-CTSI Automated Integration of Patient-Generated Data with the Electronic Health Record Data
Larisa H. Cavallari, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2018 Translational Genomic-Guided Pain Management in Patients Undergoing Arthroplasty Surgery
Xinguang “Jim” Chen, MD, PhD Epidemiology Public Health and Health Professions & Medicine 2017 Clinical Exposure to Secondhand Smoke of Cigarettes and Marijuana in Young Children
William “Troy” Donahoo, MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Medicine 2017 Clinical A Randomized Cross-Over Trial of Caloric Restriction vs. Alternate-Day Fasting in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Kathleen Egan, PhD, MS Epidemiology Public Health and Health Professions & Medicine 2017 Clinical Pilot of a Text Message Intervention to Facilitate Proper Disposal of Prescription Opioids to Prevention Diversion or Misuse
Nosha Farhadfar,MD Hematology & Oncology Medicine 2017 Clinical Evaluation of Nutrient Intake and Diet Quality in Allogenic and Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Survivors
David Fedele, PhD Clinical and Health Psychology Public Health and Health Professions 2017 Translational Phase 1 Engaging Rural Communities in Asthma Care
Yulia Strekalova, PhD Graduate Studies and Research Journalism and Communications 2017 Translational Phase 2 Stakeholder Engagement and Patient Centered Communication in Leukemia
Janice Krieger, PhD Advertising Journalism and Communications 2017 Translational Phase 2 Optimizing Processes and Decisional Support for Consent2Share to Improve Enrollment, Decision Quality, and Participation in Clinical Research
Samsun Lampotang, PhD Anesthesiology Medicine 2017 Translational Phase 2 Pragmatic Clinical Trial of Race-Specific Response to Propofol Infusion Titrated to Effect for Procedural Sedation During Endoscopy
Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN Family, Community and Health System Science Nursing 2017 Translational Phase 2 Identifying Predictive Algorithms Using Electronic Health Record Data to Inform the Development of a Point-of-Care Early Warning System for Hospital-Acquired Falls
Carla L. Fisher, PhD Advertising Journalism and Communications 2017 Translational Communication Using the Mother-Daughter Story to Humanize & Enhance Breast Cancer Care: Blending Arts & Sciences in Psychosocial-Oncology Intervention Development
Dominick Lemas, PhD Health Outcomes & Policy Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy Medicine 2016 Translational Communication Recruitment and Retention of Pregnant and Lactating Mothers for Longitudinal Clinical Microbiome Studies
Nicole Cacho, DO, MPH Pediatrics Medicine 2016 Translational Communication Preparing Parents for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Admission: A Video-Based Educational Module
Tana B. Carson,PhD Occupational Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2016 Clinical Treatment for Auditory Hyper-Reactivity Behavior in Children with Autism Using Exposure and Response Prevention Principles
Marie Nancy Séraphin, PhD, MPH Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine Medicine 2016 Clinical Post-Immigration Return Trips and Tuberculosis Disease Risk Among Haitians
Bradley J. Wilkes Psychology Liberal Arts & Sciences 2016 Trainee Mapping the Neural Circuitry of Restricted, Repetitive Behavior: Multimodal Neuroimaging in an Animal Model and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Natalie C Fredette, PhD Pathology Medicine 2016 Trainee Utilization of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Develop a Novel Screening Method of Hypertension Therapeutics
Sruti Rayaprolu Neuroscience Medicine 2016 Trainee Elucidating the Role of Atp13a2 in the Development of Neuronal and Peripheral Lysosomal Storage Disease
L. Cody Smith Physiological Sciences Veterinary Medicine 2016 Trainee Sex- and Cell Type-Specific Gene Expression Analysis in Lungs of Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, PhD Anesthesiology Medicine 2016 Junior Faculty A Kidney Early Warning Score (KEWScore) for Assessment of Kidney Health in Hospitalized Patients
Amanda Hicks, PhD Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics Medicine 2016 Junior Faculty Hypertension FACTS: Florida Annotated Corpus for Translational Science A Gold Standard Corpus of Case Reports for Hypertension
Blanka Sharma, PhD Biomedical Engineering 2016 Junior Faculty Chondroprotective Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
Steven Smith, PharmD, MPH Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2016 Junior Faculty Hypertension Prevalence and Disparities in the OneFlorida Data Trust
Gill Diamond, PhD Oral Biology Dentistry 2016 Novel Technologies and Methodologies In Vivo Imaging Method for Rapid Preclinical Screening of Antifungal Drugs in Mice
Leylah Drusbosky, PhD Hematology & Oncology Medicine 2016 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Predicting Disease Relapse by Monitoring Circulating Cancer DNA after Chemotherapy in Patients with MDS and AML Patients
Jiang Bian, PhD Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics Medicine 2016 Translational Pilots Predicting Disease Relapse by Monitoring Circulating Cancer DNA after Chemotherapy in Patients with MDS and AML Patients
Yi Guo, PhD Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics Medicine 2016 Translational Pilots Developing a Facebook App to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: Pilot Testing a Social Media Intervention
Carol Matthews, MD Psychiatry Medicine 2016 Translational Pilots Developing a Facebook App to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: Pilot Testing a Social Media Intervention
Rene Przkora, MD, PhD Anesthesiology Medicine 2016 Translational Pilots Integrating Pharmacogenomic Testing Into a Child Psychiatry Clinic
Ramzi Salloum, PhD Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics Medicine 2016 Translational Pilots A Preference-Based Decision Aid for Tobacco Prevention in Adolescent Primary Care
Lindsay Thompson, MD Pediatrics Medicine 2016 Translational Pilots A Preference-Based Decision Aid for Tobacco Prevention in Adolescent Primary Care
Anna De Benedetto, MD Dermatology Medicine 2015 Clinical A Phase 2, Exploratory Study to Investigate Safety and Efficacy of Doxycycline Monohydrate Hydrogel (NANODOX) 1% in Atopic Dermatitis
Fernando Bril, MD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Medicine 2015 Clinical Establishing the Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction Across the Spectrum of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Obesity
Michelle Cardel, PhD, RD Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics Medicine 2015 Clinical The Effect of Experimentally Manipulated Social Status on Energy Balance in Youth: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Kristin Dayton, MD Pediatrics, Endocrinology Medicine 2015 Clinical Developing a Novel Screening Strategy in Overweight and Obese Children at Risk for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Lisa Domenico, PhD, RN Epidemiology Public Health and Health Professions, Medicine 2015 Clinical Identifying the Neuro-Circuitry Supporting Impaired Problem Recognition and Relapse in Alcohol Use Disorder using fMRI
Leonardo Ferreira, PhD Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Health & Human Performance 2015 Clinical Rehabilitation Strategies and Mechanisms of Respiratory Muscle Dysfunction in Patients with Heart Failure
Karen Wheeler Hegland, PhD, CCC-SLP Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Public Health and Health Professions 2015 Clinical Respiratory Somatosensation in Parkinson’s Disease
Andrew Judge, PhD Physical Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2015 Clinical Respiratory Muscle Pathology in Cachectic Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Peter W. Stacpoole, MD, PhD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Medicine 2015 Clinical A Pilot Study of Rapid Haplotyping Procedure for Personalized Dosing of Dichloroacetate (DCA) in Healthy Volunteers
Xin “Cindy” Qi, PhD Medicinal Chemistry Pharmacy 2015 Clinical Clinical Study to Dissect Biomarkers of Aging Related Syndrome Sarcopenia
Wajeeh Bajwa, PhD Regulatory Affairs Clinical and Translational Science Institute 2015 Translational Pilots Evaluation and Assessment of Online Training Programs for Clinical Research Professionals – Reaching towards a Common CTSA Rubric
Linda Behar-Horenstein, PhD Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education Education 2015 Translational Pilots Evaluation and Assessment of Online Training Programs for Clinical Research Professionals – Reaching towards a Common CTSA Rubric
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff,PharmD Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2015 Translational Pilots Optimizing Precision of Hypertension Care to Maximize Blood Pressure Control (OPTI-BP) Pilot
François Modave,PhD Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics Medicine 2015 Translational Pilots Diafit: A Smart App That Empowers Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity
Gabrielle Darville,PhD Health Education and Behavior Health and Human Performance 2015 Translational Communication, Trainee Tailoring Persuasive Digital Games to Increase Risk Perception and Uptake of the HPV Vaccine in Male College Students
Jordan Neil,PhD Journalism Journalism and Communications 2015 Translational Communication, Trainee Get SCReened: Promoting Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Patient-Tailored Technology Project
Samantha Paige, MPH Health Education & Behavior Health and Human Performance 2015 Translational Communication, Trainee Exploring Factors Affecting Recruitment and Retention of Patients with COPD in mHealth Smoking Cessation Interventions: A Mixed-Method Approach
Yulia Strekalova, PhD Graduate Studies and Research Journalism and Communications 2015 Translational Communication, Trainee iCARE: Design and Evaluation of an Interactive Communication Application for Research Engagement
Nicole Marlow, PhD, MSPH Health Services Research, Management &amp Policy Public Health and Health Professions 2015 Translational Communication, Junior Faculty Assessing the Value of Patient Reported Outcomes for Enhancing Patient-Provider Communication About Chronic Pain
Magdoom Kulam Najmudeen Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Engineering 2014 Trainee MRI Measured Fluid Flows Due to Convection-Enhanced Delivery of Tracer in Rat Brain
Kristina Birnbrauer, PhD Graduate Studies and Research Journalism and Communications 2014 Clinical Studying the Effects of Facebook Participation on Diabetes Health Beliefs and Self-Management
Manuela Corti, PT, PhD Pediatrics Medicine 2014 Clinical Biomarkers in Friedreich’s Ataxia
Hartmut Derendorf, PhD Pharmaceutics Pharmacy 2014 Clinical Effect of Armodafinil on Simulated Driving, Electroencephalogram and Cognitive Performance in Sleep Deprived Healthy Subjects
Issam Hamadeh Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2014 Clinical Investigating the Impact of the CYP2C19*17 Allele on Voriconazole Exposure in Patients with Invasive Fungal Infections
Ann Horgas, RN, PhD Biobehavioral Nursing Science Nursing 2014 Clinical Biobehavioral Predictors of Persistent Post-Surgical Pain in Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment
Sarah Lynne-Landsman, PhD Health Outcomes and Policy Medicine 2014 Clinical Estrogen and Brain Development: Outcomes for Girls with Central Precocious Puberty
Leslie Parker, PhD, ARNP Biobehavioral Nursing Science Nursing 2014 Clinical Biomarkers of Lactogenesis Stage II in Mothers of Very Low Birth Weight Infants
Aliyah Snyder, MS Clinical and Health Psychology Public Health and Health Professions 2014 Clinical Aerobic Exercise Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: An Investigation of the Effects on BDNF and Neurorecovery
Deepthi Varma, PhD, MPhil, MSW Epidemiology Public Health and Health Professions, Medicine 2014 Clinical Effectiveness of Text Messaging and Reminder Calls to Increase Use of Service Referrals Provided Through Community Outreach
Stacy A. Voils, PharmD, MS Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2014 Clinical Biomarkers for VTE Detected by Calibrated Automated Thrombogram and UPLC-HRMS
Phillip A. Doerfler, PhD Pediatrics Medicine 2014 Trainee Molecular Approaches to Induce Immune Tolerance and Phenotypic Correction forPompe Disease
Yuan Lu, PhD Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Medicine 2014 Trainee Development of AAV Vector for Efficient Targeting and Elimination of Osteosarcoma Tumor-Initiating Cells
Gary Todd, PhD Pediatrics Medicine 2014 Trainee Developing AAV9 for Treatment of Cardiomyopathy and Respiratory Insufficiency inPompe Disease
Abdullah S. Ahmad, PhD Anesthesiology Medicine 2014 Junior Faculty Contribution of the PGD2-DP1 Receptor Axis in Promoting Sleep-Drivenmetabolite clearance, and improving stroke outcomes?
Ann Chauffe, DO Rheumatology Medicine 2014 Junior Faculty A Disease Modifying Therapy for Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis with Thymosin Beta 4
Darin Falk, PhD Pediatrics Medicine 2014 Junior Faculty Plasticity of the Peripheral Nerve and Neuromuscular Junction Following Gene Therapyin Pompe Disease
Amber Muehlmann, PhD Psychiatry Medicine 2014 Junior Faculty Basal Ganglia Pathology and Treatment in a Mouse Model of Obsessive-CompulsiveDisorder
Nikolett Biel, PhD Pathology Medicine 2014 Novel Technologies and Methodologies The Use of Patient- Derived iPSC to Study the PKC-α Gene in Hypertension
Hartmut Derendorf, PhD Pharmaceutics Pharmacy 2014 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Tigecycline-Tetracycline Co-administration for the Treatment of Pseudomonasaeruginosa
Mansour Mohamadzadeh, PhD Infectious Diseases & Pathology Veterinary Medicine 2014 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Metabolic Assessment of Inflammation-Induced Dysbiosis in Colitis
Cuong Nguyen, PhD Infectious Diseases & Pathology Veterinary Medicine 2014 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Antibody Therapy Based on Massive Analysis of Paired TCR Chains of TH17 Cellsin Sjögren’s Syndrome using Microengraving
Lucia Notterpek, PhD Neuroscience Medicine 2014 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Myelination by Adult Human iPS Cell-Derived Schwann Cells
Glyn Palmer, PhD Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Medicine 2014 Novel Technologies and Methodologies Conditionally Active Reporter Gene Vectors for Measuring Stem Cell Based Chondrogenesis in Cartilage Repair Applications
Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, PhD Adult and Elderly Nursing Nursing 2013 Clinical Predictors of Clinical Pain Intensity in Asian Americans with Knee Osteoarthritis
Guohua An, MD, PhD Pharmaceutics Pharmacy 2013 Clinical Explore the Synergy of Combination TKI Therapy – A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effect of Imatinib on Dasatinib Pharmacokinetics in Healthy Volunteers
Barry Byrne, MD, PhD Pediatrics Medicine 2013 Clinical Assessment of Cardiopulmonary Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2013 Clinical The Effect of Low Furanocoumarin Grapefruit Hybrid Juice Consumption onMidazolam Pharmacokinetics
Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, PhD Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science Dentistry 2013 Clinical Cortico-Striatal Connectivity in Predicting Clinical OA-related Pain
David Fedele, PhD Clinical and Health Psychology Public Health and Health Professions 2013 Clinical Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke Exposure in Children with Asthma
Charlene Krueger, PhD Women, Children and Family Nursing 2013 Clinical Maternal Voice as a Regulator of Neurobehavioral Development in Preterm Infants
Catherine Price, PhD Clinical and Health Psychology Public Health and Health Professions 2013 Clinical Before Dementia: Validating PD Cognitive Profiles Substudy: White Matter Connectivity and PD Cognitive Phenotypes
Joseph Riley III, PhD Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science Dentistry 2013 Clinical Differences in Pain Sensitivity and Modulation Across the Lifespan: Mechanisms of Action
Kimberly Sibille, PhD Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science Dentistry 2013 Clinical Optimizing Chronic Pain Treatment with Enhanced Neuroplastic Responsiveness
Michael Byrne, DO Hematology & Oncology Medicine 2012 Trainees Stratification of PKR Expression as an AML Biomarker
Jason Gravano Clinical & Health Psychology Public Health and Health Professions 2012 Trainees An Investigation of Structural Connectivity in PTSD, mTBI, and PTSD/mTBI
Rena Harrington, MD Pediatric Endocrinology Medicine 2012 Trainees Hypoglycemia in Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Pilot Study
Tanisha Hill-Jarrett, PhD Clinical & Health Psychology Public Health and Health Professions 2012 Trainees White Matter Lateralization of the Parietofrontal Orienting Network as a Biomarker Predicting Degree of Attention Impairment Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Insights from Diffusion MRI Tractography
Josephine Allen, PhD Materials Science & Engineering Engineering 2012 Junior Faculty Bioactive ssDNA Polymers for Directed Stem Cell Differentiation
Natalie Ebner, PhD Psychology Liberal Arts & Sciences 2012 Junior Faculty Neuro-Behavioral Effects of Oxytocin on Decisions of Trust in Aging
Thomas George, MD Hematology & Oncology Medicine 2012 Junior Faculty Mucosal Inflammation and Digestive Cancer Correlation Science Biorepository
Xin “Cindy” Qi, PhD Medicinal Chemistry Pharmacy 2012 Junior Faculty Identification of Biomarkers to Target Breast Cancer Through Peptoid Library Screening and Microarray Technology
Stephan Schmidt, PhD Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology Pharmacy 2012 Junior Faculty Personalizing Antiplatelet Therapy: Development of a CYP2C19 Genotype-Directed Dosing Algorithm for Clopidogrel
Nishanth Sunny, PhD Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Medicine 2012 Junior Faculty Targeted Profiling of Nutrient Classes in Human Subjects with Obesity and Fatty Liver
Andrew H. Ahn, MD, PhD Neurology Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Multimodal Brain Imaging of Pain: Novel Pathways for Targeted Therapy
Beata Clapp, DVM, PhD Infectious Diseases & Pathology Veterinary Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Humanized Mouse: A Preclinical Model System to Evaluate Vaccines Against Human Brucellosis
Timothy Garrett, PhD Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Targeted Metabolomics to Probe Glycolysis, Tricarboxylic Acid (TCA) Cycle and Acyl-CoA Metabolism in Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Shouguang Jin, PhD Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies A Novel Protein Delivery Technology for Cellular Reprogramming
Taj Azarian, MPH, PhD Epidemiology Medicine, Public Health and Health Profession 2012 Trainee Utilization of Phylogenetics as a Novel Epidemiological Tool to Investigate an Outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Sankarathi Balaiya, PhD Ophthalmology Medicine, Jacksonville 2012 Trainee Targeting Sirtuins for Diabetic Retinopathy
Ellie Chan, MD Hematology and Oncology Medicine 2012 Trainee A Pilot Study to Determine cMet Expression and other Genomic Resistance Patterns in Response to Chemoradiotherapy in Patients with Esophageal Adenocarcinom
Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, PhD, MSPH Oral Biology Dentistry 2012 Trainee Saliva as an Alternative to Plasma to Measure Biomarkers Associated with Pain Mechanisms
Chen Ling, PhD Pediatrics Medicine 2012 Trainee Treatment for Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Hepatoblastoma Based on Recombinant Adeno-associated Virus Serotype 3 Vectors
Andrew D. Smith, DVM Large Animal Surgery Veterinary Medicine 2012 Trainee Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in an Experimental Equine Model of Osteoarthritis Treated with Self-Complementary Adeno-associated Virus-mediated Delivery of Equine Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein
Philip A. Efron, MD Acute Care Surgery Medicine 2012 Junior Faculty Emergency Myelopoeisis in Human Trauma and Sepsis
Joseph Larkin III, PhD Microbiology and Cell Science Agricultural and Life Sciences 2012 Junior Faculty The Role of Suppressors of Cytokine Signaling in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Romina Lomónaco, MD Endocrinology Medicine 2012 Junior Faculty A Metabolomic Approach for the Discovery of Novel Biomarkers in Patients with NASH
Michael Leland Stellefson, PhD Health Education and Behavior Health and Human Performance 2012 Junior Faculty Design and Feasibility Testing of Patientflix.com for COPD Self-Management Education
Catherine Striley, PhD, MSW, MPE Epidemiology Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions 2012 Junior Faculty Comorbidity and Diagnostic Communication Preferences among Patients with Movement Disorders
Brian L. Hoh, MD Neurosurgery Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Effect of CYP2C19 Polymorphism and/or P2Y12 Residual Platelet Reactivity on Risk of Ischemic Stroke or TIA in Patients with Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease Treated with Clopidogrel (Plavix)
Mansour Mohamadzadeh, PhD Infectious Diseases and Pathology Veterinary Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Induction of Immune Regulation by L. acidophilus
Lyle L. Moldawer, PhD Surgery Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Validation of a Genomics-Based Prognostic in Severe Trauma
Carolynn Patten, PhD Physical Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Novel Techniques to Study Corticospinal Tract Function During Walking
Naohiro Terada, MD, PhD Immunology and Laboratory Medicine Medicine 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Generation of Disease-Affected Cell Types from Patient iPS Cells for Clinical Translational Research
Deborah Treise, PhD Graduate Studies College of Journalism and Communications 2012 Novel Methods and Technologies Predictors of the Efficacy of CDC Recommendations for Prevention and Spread of Infection
Christopher R. Cogle, MD Hematology/Oncology Medicine 2011 Community Engagement Establishment of a Joint Program for Discovery and Development of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Innovatons in Hematologic Malignancies
Melanie Sberna Hinojosa, PhD Child Health Policy Medicine 2011 Community Engagement ––
Amy Tobler, MPH, PhD Addiction Research and Education Medicine 2011 Community Engagement ––
Azra Bihorac, MD Nephrology, Hypertension, & Renal Transplantation Medicine 2011 Cohort Identification Using the Integrated Data Repository Data Base Communications Enable Machine Learning Classifiers to Predict Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury
Susan Nayfield, MD, MSc Aging and Geriatric Research Medicine 2011 Cohort Identification Using the Integrated Data Repository Comorbidity Indices and Disability: Targeting Recruitment for Aging Research
Vijay C. Antharam Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine Medicine 2011 Trainee Probiotics as Treatment for Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)
Tiffany M. Day, MD Pediatrics Medicine 2011 Trainee Functional magnetic Imaging Assessment of Appetite after Initiation of Metaformin: A Pilot Study
Emily J. Fox, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS Physical Therapy Public Health and Health Professions 2011 Trainee Exciting Kids to Walk: Game Technology to Enhance Sensory Input and Promote Walking Recovery
Ki Park, MD Cardiology Medicine 2011 Trainee Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) and Women take Heart (WTH) Studies Bank
Robert William Regenhardt Neurology Medicine 2011 Trainee Angiotensin (1-7) and Hypertension-Induced Hemorrhagic Stroke
Elizabeth L. Stegemoller, PhD Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Health and Human Performance 2011 Trainee The Effects of Disease Progression on Rate-Dependant Impairments in Repetitive Finger Movements in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Soonkyu Chung, PhD Food Science and Human Nutrition Agricultural and Life Sciences 2011 Junior Faculty Molecular Mechanisms of Brown-Like Adipocyte Differentiation in Human White Adipose Tissue
Christopher A. Harle, PhD, MS Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Public Health and Health Professions 2011 Junior Faculty Designing an Information System for Conducting Community-Based Trials on People’s Health Insurance
Darlene A. Kertes, PhD Psychology Liberal Arts & Sciences 2011 Junior Faculty Translational Research on Epigenetic Regulation of HPA Stress Responses
Kevin P. Fennelly, MD, MPH Pathology Medicine 2011 Novel Methods and Technologies A Diagnostic Test of Infectiousness in Tuberculosis
Mark H. Lewis, PhD Psychiatry Medicine 2011 Novel Methods and Technologies A Novel Method for Identification of Pathway Specific Neurons of Populations
Mattia Prosperi, PhD Epidemiology Public Health and Health Professions 2011 Novel Methods and Technologies Solving the Puzzle of Quasispecies Reconstruction Using Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies
Emily Plowman Prine, PhD, CCC-SLP Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Public Health and Health Professions 2009 Trainee Development of an Electrical Strategy to Propagate Neurogenesis in Upstream and Downstream Basal Ganglia
Azra Bihorac, MD Nephrology Medicine 2009 Junior Faculty Data Base Communications Enable Machine Learning Classifiers to Predict Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury
Ginger Clark, MD, MS Gastroenterology Medicine 2009 Junior Faculty Assessment of Liver Test Abnormalities in Adults with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Peter P. Sayeski, PhD Physiology and Functional Genomics Medicine 2009 Novel Technologies In Vivo Characterization of a Novel Jak2 Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Jak2-Mediated Human Pathologies
Mark D. Tillman, PhD Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Health and Human Performance 2009 Novel Technologies Wheelchair Ergonomic Hand Drive
Michael Haller, MD Pediatric Endocrinology Medicine 2009 Major Initiatives Reversing Type 1 Diabetes After it is Established: A Pilot Safety and Feasibility Study of Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (Thymoglobulin) and Pegylated GCSF (Neulasta) in Established Type 1 Diabetes
Hartmut Derendorf, PhD Pharmaceutics Pharmacy 2009 Major Initiatives Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Modeling of the Psychomotor Vigilance, Go/No-Go Performance, and Electroencephalogram Effects of Armodafinil in Sleep Deprived Healthly Adults
John F. Valentine, MD Gastroenterology Medicine 2009 Major Initiatives Genetic and Microbial Interactions in Crohn’s Disease
Roger Fillingim, PhD Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science Dentistry 2009 Major Initiatives Effects of OA-Related Pain on Telomere Length and Telomerase Activity
Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD Aging Medicine 2009 Major Initiatives Diaphragm Mitochondrial Dysfunction During Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
Erin M. Dunbar, MD Hematology/Oncology Medicine 2009 Major Initiatives Phase I, Open-Label, Single-Arm, Clinical and Metabolomic Study of Dichloroacetate DCA in Adults with Recurrent Malignant Brain Tumors
Connie J. Mulligan, PhD Anthropology Liberal Arts & Sciences 2009 Major Initiatives Pilot Investigation of the Role of Epigenetic Methylation in Mediating Risk of Hypertension in a Study Population of African Americans in Tallahassee
Amber Van Matre Psychiatry Medicine 2009 Trainee Pharmacological Treatment of Repetitive Behavior: Targeting Adensine, Dopamine, and Glutamate Heteromeric Receptor Complexes
Benjamin Keselowsky, PhD Biomedical Engineering Engineering 2009 Junior Faculty Dendritic Cell Arrays for Type I Diabetes Microparticle-Based Vaccines
Baharak Moshiree, MD Gastroenterology Medicine 2009 Junior Faculty Comparison of Two Macrolides, Azithromycin and Erythromycin, for Symptomatic Treatment of Gastroparesis
Michael Crary, PhD Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Public Health and Health Professions 2009 Novel Technologies Development and Initial Validation of a Swallow Frequency Meter
Adam P. Mecca Physiology and Functional Genomics Medicine 2008 Trainee Cerebroprotection via Viral-Mediated Gene Delivery of Angiotensin AT2 Receptors
Rachael Watson Orthopaedics Medicine 2008 Trainee Elucidating the Role of CTGF and TGF Beta-1 in Joint Fibrosis
Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research Pharmacy 2008 Junior Faculty PRARy Expression in Key Metabolic Organ Systems in Modulated by Treatment with Thiazide Diuretics and ACE Inhibition
Margaret Ribeiro-Dasilva, DDS, MS, PhD Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science Dentistry 2008 Junior Faculty Determinants of Pain Response in Temporomandibular Muscle and Joint Disorder (TMJD)
Timothy Garrett, PhD Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine Medicine 2008 Novel Technologies Development of MALDI Hybrid Linear Ion Trap/Time-of-Flight Imaging Mass Spectrometer
Sara Jo Nixon, PhD Addiction Research and Education Medicine 2008 Novel Technologies Applying Nanotechnology to Addiction Recovery
David H. Powell, PhD Chemistry Liberal Arts & Sciences 2008 Major Initiatives A Global Metabolomic Approach to Pediatric Neuro-Metabolomic Disorders
Lakshmyya Kesavalu, MSc Periodontology Dentistry 2008 Major Initiatives Association Between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease