Institutionally-Supported Translational Health Research Seed Grant Program

The FSU Translational Health Research Seed Grant Program is part of FSU’s commitment to growing translational research through its partnership with the University of Florida on the UF-FSU Clinical and Translational Science Award, funded by NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

2020 Awarded Projects: Rural Health

Pesticides Implications for Rural Children’s Health Disparities
Joe Grzywacz, PhD (PI, Human Sciences); Bob Hickner (Human Sciences); Jessica Bahorski, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, WHNP-BC (Nursing); Laurie Abbott, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC (Nursing); Gregg Stanwood, PhD (COM)

All-inclusive Hurricane Resilience to Bridge the Resilience Divide for Special Needs Populations Living in Rural Communities
Eren Erman Ozguven, PhD (PI, Engineering); Jessica De Leon, PhD (COM); Mark Horner, PhD (Geography); Les Beitsch, MD, JD (COM); Richard Feiock, PhD (Public Policy); Chris Uejio, PhD (Geography); Scott Pickett, PhD (COM); Tisha Holmes, PhD (Urban & Regional Planning); Ellen Piekalkiewicz, MA (Social Work); Marcia Mardis, EdD (CCI); John Mathias, PhD (Social Work)

Disaster Rebound and Recovery: A Translational Research Project for the Florida Rural Panhandle
Tanya Renn, PhD (PI, Social Work); Ellen Piekalkiewicz, MA (Co-PI, Director, Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children); Michael Killian, PhD (Co-PI, Social Work); Julia Jones (Co-PI, MS, doctoral student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program); James Clark, PhD (subject matter expert, Social Work); Elena Reyes, PhD (subject matter expert, COM); Savannah Smith, MSW (project staff, Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children)

2019 Awarded Projects: Team Science for Translational Research

Using Reward-network Guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Increase Reward-Sensitivity
Derek Nee, PhD (PI, Psychology) and Greg Hajcak, PhD (Co-PI, Psychology)

Update on Project by Derek Nee

Early Phase Feasibility Trial: Examining the Effects of Diet on Genetic and Psychosocial Risks for Alzheimer’s Disease
Julia Sheffler, PhD (PI, Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine); Bahram Arjmandi, PhD (Co-I, Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences); Sylvie Naar, PhD (Co-I, Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine); Cynthia Vied, PhD (Co-I, Translational Science Laboratory); Jamie Quinn, PhD (Co-I, Florida Center for Reading Research); Paul Katz, PhD (consultant, Geriatrics); Neda Akhavan, PhD (consultant, Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences)

Update on Project by Julia Sheffler

2017 Awarded Projects

Identification of Microbiome Profile Alterations in Fecal Samples from Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Devendra Mehta, MD (Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, FSU College of Medicine Orlando Clerkship Faculty)

Molecular Determinants of Radiotherapy Efficacy in Keloid Treatment
Akash Gunjan, PhD (Biomedical Sciences)

Community-Based Clinical Pilot Study of a Topical Microbiome Therapeutic in Adult Atopic Dermatitis
Eva Berkes, MD (Hawthorne Clinic and Research Center, FSU College of Medicine Sarasota Clerkship Faculty)

2016 Awarded Projects

Study to Test Anti-Zika Therapeutic Candidates in Human Brain Organoid and Animal Models
Yi Zhou, PhD (Biomedical Sciences) and Hengli Tang, PhD (Biological Sciences)

Study on Suppression of Fibrosis of Keloid Fibroblasts and Validation of a Novel Antifibrotic Compound and Analysis of Prognostic Markers
Branko Stefanovic, PhD (Biomedical Sciences)

Study Assessing Risk Progression of T2DM/NASH in Obese Patients
Lloyd N. Werk, MD, MPH (Nemours Children's Hospital, FSU College of Medicine Orlando Clerkship Faculty)


Last Updated: Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:08 PM