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Thirteenth Annual Grant Winners 2012-2013

FY 2012 PFRDG Panel Chairs and Reviewers
FY 2012 PFRDG Panel Chairs and Reviewers

1. Title: Thinking of Changing your Alcohol and Tobacco Use? There's an App for That!

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

Faculty and Students:
Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D. (CPS)
Steve Bronsberg, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Jennie Q. Lou, M.D., M.Sc. (HPD-OST)
Steven B. Zucker, D.M.D., M.Ed. (HPD-OST)
Darius Fathi, B.A. (CPS)
Samantha Domingo, B.S. (CPS)


2. Title: Molecular Mechanism of DNA Repair Deficiency in Breast Cancer

Dean:
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Stephen G. Grant, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Yashira Pabon-Padin, B.S. (HPD-PHR)
Jeane Majekwana Vongai, B.S. (HPD-PHR)


3. Title: Status of the North American River Otter in Big Cypress National Preserve

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

Faculty and Students:
Edward O. Keith, Ph.D. (OSC)
Catherine Hamilton, B.S. (OSC)


4. Title: Injured Children Due to Urban Violence: Psychological and Familial Impact

Dean:
Karen S. Grosby, M.Ed. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
Jan Faust, Ph.D. (CPS)
William Bracker, Psy.D. (CPS)
Sarah Nelson, B.A. (CPS)
Emily Claus, M.S. (CPS)
Rebecca Heidelberg, B.S. (CPS)


5. Title: In Vitro Evaluation of an Injectable Tissue-Engineered Nanocomposite Scaffold

Dean:
Robert Uchin, D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Umadevi Kandalam, Ph.D. (HPD-DEN)
Michelle A. Clark, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Hossein Omidian, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Maria A. Duarte, Ph.D. (HPD-DEN)
Adam E. Saltz, B.S. (FAR)


6. Title: Development of Radioligands for ACE-2 and the (Pro)Renin Receptor (P)RR

Dean:
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Don Rosenblum, Ph.D. (FAR)

Faculty and Students:
Robert Speth, M.A., Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Andrea Linares (FAR)
Catalina Breton (FAR)


7. Title: Using Intentional Play Based Experiences to Enhance Development

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

Faculty and Students:
Lorraine Breffni, Ed.D. (MSC)
Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. (MSC)
David Reitman, Ph.D. (CPS)
Roni Leiderman, Ph.D. (MSC)


8. Title: Connectivity of Reef Fish Between Mangroves and Coral Reefs in Broward County, FL

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

Faculty and Students:
Amy C. Hirons, Ph.D. (FAR)
David W. Kerstetter, Ph.D. (OSC)
Jennifer M. Savaro, B.S. (OSC)


9. Title: Assessing Male Batterers - Development of the Power and Control Inventory

Dean:
Karen S. Grosby, M.Ed. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
David Shapiro, Ph.D. (CPS)
Tara S. Jungersen, Ph.D. (CPS)
Rachel Powers, M.S. (CPS)
Cynthia Ivy, M.S. (CPS)


10. Title: Crystal Engineering Strategy for Prevention of Hepatotoxicity

Dean:
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Syed Rizvi, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Rais Ansari, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)


11. Title: Sleep Gene Polymorphisms and Psychological Health: A Translational Approach

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

Faculty and Students:
BJaime L. Tartar, Ph.D. (FAR)
Aurelien Tartar, Ph.D. (FAR)
Ana I. Fins, Ph.D. (CPS)
Tatiana Viena, B.S. (FAR)
Alan Nguyen (FAR)


12. Title: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Bullying in Early Childhood

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

Faculty and Students:
Nurit Sheinberg, Ed.D. (MSC)
Thomas Kennedy, Ph.D. (FSE)
Lorraine Beffni, Ed.D. (MSC)
Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D. (OAA)
Siddika Mulchan, M.A. (CPS)


13. Title: Evaluation of a Holistic Program for Military Service Members and their Families

Dean:
Kim Durham, Psy.D. (DAIS-HSHJ)
H. Wells Singleton, Ph.D. (FSE)
Karen S. Grosby, Ed.D. (CPS)

Faculty and Students:
Angela Yehl, Psy.D. (DAIS-HSHJ)
Elda Veloso, Ph.D. (FSE)
James Pann, Ph.D. (FSE)
Marcelo Castro, Ph.D. (FSE)
Stephen Messer, Ph.D. (CPS)
Jacob Connolly, M.S. (CPS)
Blake Benson, B.S. (CPS)


14. Title: Sexual Identity Development and Well-Being in Same Sex Attracted Older Adults

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

Faculty and Students:
Barry Schneider, Ph.D. (CPS)
Timothy Moragne, Psy.D. (CPS)
Maya Pignatore, M.S. (CPS)


15. Title: Interaction between Simvastatin and Oncolytic VSV: Role of Lipid Rafts

Dean:
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Paula A. Waziry, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Luigi X. Cubeddu, M.D., Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Ana M. Castejon, Ph.D (HPD-PHR)
Dylan Dinesh (FAR)


16. Title: A Comparative Study of Air Quality between South Florida and Southern California

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

Faculty and Students:
Song Gao, Ph.D. (FAR)
Katerina Tsakiri, Ph.D. (FAR)
Hung Pham (FAR)
Enrique Serrano (HPD-NUR)


17. Title: Central Mechanisms of Angiotensin II in Hypertensive Rat Astrocytes

Dean:
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Robert Uchin, D.D.S. (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)
Nancy Sarmiento, A.A. (FAR)
Melissa Santibanez, B.S. (HPD-PHR)


18. Title: Breast Epithelial Stem Cell Number and Potency in African American Women

Dean:
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)

Faculty and Students:
Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Stephen G. Grant, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Joseph LaDuke, B.S. (HPD-PHR)
Elisheva Weitz, B.S. (HPD-PHR)


19. Title: Trophic Relationships within the Seabird Community of Southeast Florida

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

Faculty and Students:
David W. Kerstetter, Ph.D. (OSC)
Amy C. Hirons, Ph.D. (FAR)
Michael Young, B.S. (OSC)


20. Title: Paleoceanographic Productivity Reconstruction Using Marine Mammal Bone Collagen

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

Faculty and Students:
Amy C. Hirons, Ph.D. (FAR)
Jonathan H. Gomez, B.S. (FAR)


21. Title: Parasite Fauna and Parasite Release Potential of Atlantic Invasive Lionfishes

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

Faculty and Students:
David W. Kerstetter, Ph.D. (OSC)
Christopher Blanar, Ph.D. (FAR)
Kayelyn Simmons, B.S. (OSC)


22. Title: Neurocognitive Sequelae of HIV Infection in the Older Hispanic Adult

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

Faculty and Students:
Amarilis Acevedo, Ph.D. (CPS)
Raymond Ownby, M.D., Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Annelly Bure, M.A. (CPS)


23. Title: Ecology of the "Living Fossil" Holopus rangii (Echinodermata: Crinoidea)

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

Faculty and Students:
Charles G. Messing, Ph.D. (OSC)
Kaitlyn Brucker (FAR)


24. Title: Examining the Mechanisms Involved in Stress Induced Working Memory Impairments

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

Faculty and Students:
Jonathan B. Banks, Ph.D. (FAR)
Brittney Tamayo, B.S. (FAR)


25. Title: Evolution of Eusociality in Southern Hemisphere Marine Amphipod Crustacea

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

Faculty and Students:
James D. Thomas, Ph.D. (OSC)
Brittnee Barris, M.S. (OSC)


26. Title: Developing Diagnostics for Oil Exposure in Marine Sponges

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

Faculty and Students:
Jose Lopez, Ph.D. (OSC)
Song Gao, Ph.D. (FAR)
Emily Smith, B.S. (OSC)


27. Title: Age and Growth of Coastal Pelagic Tunas

Dean:
Richard Dodge, Ph.D. (OSC)
Anthony J. Silvagni, D.O., Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)

Faculty and Students:
David W. Kerstetter, Ph.D. (OSC)
Patrick Hardigan, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Jessica Adams, B.A. (OSC)


28. Title: Understanding the Reaction Mechanism of the Drug Metabolizing P450 Enzyme

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

Faculty and Students:
Reza Razeghifard, Ph.D. (FAR)


29. Title: The Effect of Sudden Onset Glare on Motion Detection and Shape Discrimination

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

Faculty and Students:
Bin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. (HPD-OPT)
Hua Bi, O.D., Ph.D. (HPD-OPT)
Edgar Ekure, O.D. (HPD-OPT)


30. Title: Regulation of Intracellular Trafficking in Skeletal Muscle of Type 2 Diabetics

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

Faculty and Students:
W. Grady Campbell, Ph.D. (HPD-MED)
Blanca Cuervo, B.S. (HPD-MED)


31. Title: A CBPR Approach to Capacity Building among Latino Migrant Workers to Prevent HIV

Dean:
Andrés Malavé, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Anthony J. Silvagni, D.O., Pharm.D. (HPD-OST)

Faculty and Students:
Jesus Sanchez, Ph.D. (HPD-PHR)
Maria Isabel Fernandez, Ph.D. (HPD-OST)
Jessica Cima, M.A. (CPS)
Claudia Millar, B.A. (HPD-PHR)
Jeanette Niurka Rodriguez, Pharm.D. (HPD-PHR)


32. Title: Exercise Adherence and Virtual Reality Gaming for Older Adults at Risk for Falls

Dean:
Richard E. Davis, PA-C, Ed.D. (HPD-HCS)

Faculty and Students:
Rick Davenport, Ph.D. (HPD-HCS)


33. Title: Impact of Child Testimony on Adult Attachment and Quality of Relationships

Dean:
Karen S. Grosby, Ed.D. (CPS)
Athornia Steele, J.D. (LAW)

Faculty and Students:
Jan Faust, Ph.D. (CPS)
Timothy Arcaro, J.D. (LAW)
Courtney Craig, B.A. (CPS)
Kelly Doyle, M.S.
Rebecca Heidelberg, B.S.
Heather Kacos, B.S.


34. Title: Attention Bias in Dental Anxiety: An Examination and Experimental Manipulation

Dean:
Karen S. Grosby, Ed.D. (CPS)
Robert Uchin, D.D.S. (HPD-DEN)

Faculty and Students:
Jedidiah Siev, Ph.D. (CPS)
Shaina Fieldstone, B.A. (CPS)
Lizania Montero, D.M.D. (HPD-DEN)


35. Title: Demographic Monitoring of the Threatened Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis

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

Faculty and Students:
David S. Gilliam, Ph.D. (OSC)
Elizabeth A. Larson, M.S. (OSC)
Nicole D'Antonio, B.S. (OSC)


36. Title: Past Sea Level & Climate Change during a Critical Time Period from Broward County

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

Faculty and Students:
Bernhard Riegl, Ph.D. (OSC)
Anastasios Stathakopoulos, M.S. (OSC)


37. Title: Development and Assessment of Scenario Based Cyber Security Skills Index CSSI

Dean:
Eric S. Ackerman, Ph.D. (SCIS)

Faculty and Students:
Yair Levy, Ph.D. (SCIS)
Joshua D. Stalker, M.S. (SCIS)