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.

2022 Awarded Project: Interventions that Address Chronic Diseases in Rural Health Populations
Reducing Chronic Disease Risk among Rural Adults
Laurie Abbott, PhD (PI, Nursing); Lucinda Graven, PhD (Co-I Nursing); Michael Killian, PhD (Co-I, Social Work); Jessica DeLeon, PhD (Co-I, COM); Mia Lustria, PhD (Co-I, CCI)

2022 Awarded Project: Implementation Science Approaches to Treating Pain
Development of Novel Biopsychosocial Approaches to Pain Management Integrated in Community Orthopedic Clinics
Heather Flynn, PhD (MPI, COM); Nicole Ennis, PhD (MPI, COM); Gilbert Chandler, MD (MPI, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic); Phillip Worts, PhD (Co-I, Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic); Hychol (Brian) Ahn, PhD (Co-I, Nursing); Kevin Johnson, PhD (Co-I, COM); Jeff Harman, PhD (Co-I, COM); F. Andrew (Andy) Kozel, PhD (Co-I, COM)

2020 Awarded Projects: Rural Health

Pesticides Implications for Rural Children’s Health Disparities
Robert (Bob) Hickner, PhD (PI, Health and Human Sciences); Jessica Bahorski, PhD (Nursing); Laurie Abbott, PhD (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); Scott Pickett, PhD (COM); Tisha Holmes, PhD (Urban & Regional Planning); Ellen Piekalkiewicz, MA (Social Work); Marcia Mardis, EdD (CCI); John Mathias, PhD (Social Work)

  • Mardis, M. A. (PI), Horner, M. W. (Co-PI), Ozguven, E. (Co-PI), Piekalkiewicz,
    E. (Co-PI), and Pickett, S. M. (Co-PI). January 2021–June 2023. Rural Resiliency Hubs:
    A Planning Approach to Addressing the Resiliency Divide. Funded by National Science
    Foundation: 2041039. Total award $49,924.

  • Vanli, A. (PI), Ozguven, E. (Co-PI), Mathias, J. (Co-PI), and Piekalkiewicz, E. (Co-PI). September 2021–August 2024. Excellence in Research: Bending the Curve for Vulnerable Populations: A Data-Analytical and Socio-Technical Decision-Making Framework for Sheltering in Hurricane-Pandemics. Funded by National Science Foundation: 2101091. Total award $542,167.

  • Mardis, M. A. (PI), Horner, M. W. (Co-PI), Ozguven, E. (Co-PI), Piekalkiewicz, E. (Co-PI), and Pickett, S. M. (Co-PI). October 2021–Mar 2024. SCC-CIVIC-FA Track B: Rural Resiliency Hubs: An Integrated, Community-Centered Approach to Addressing the Resiliency Divide through Rural Public Libraries. Funded by National Science Foundation: 2133308. Total award $734,128.

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

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)

Early Phase Feasibility Trial: Examining the Effects of Diet on Genetic and Psychosocial Risks for Alzheimer’s Disease
Julia Sheffler, PhD (PI, COM); Bahram Arjmandi, PhD (Co-I, Health and Human Sciences); Sylvie Naar, PhD (Co-I, COM); 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, Health and Human Sciences)

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 (COM) 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 (COM)

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 3:16 PM