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Grants & You Newsletter Summer 2016: Grants Funded - Congratulations!

Grants Funded at ASDOH (March 8-June 14, 2016)

External Grants Awarded:

*Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, ASDOH Advanced Care Clinic, “Oral Cancer Prevention and Screening,” Academy of General Dentistry Foundation, $5,000, April – September 2016.

Intramural Grants Awarded:

Vanessa Kristensen, DS II, Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, and Maureen Romer, DDS, MPA, MA, ASDOH Advanced Care Clinic, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy in a Dental Setting,” ATSU Student Research Grant, $1,000, July 2016 - June 2017.

Khanh Chu, DDS, MA, Jonathan Brennan, MD, DMD, MPH, Clark Chen, DMD, and Matthew Kahn, DDS, MS, FACP, ASDOH, “Transforming Oral Health Delivery to Underserved Adults with Digital Dentistry – A Pilot Study,” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $10,000, July 2016 - June 2018.

Ann Spolarich, RDH, PhD, ASDOH, and Inder Makin, MD, PhD, SOMA Osteopathic Principles & Practice, “Nasal MRSA Colonization in Dental Students,” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $9,164, July 2016 - June 2018.

Grants Funded at MOSDOH (March 8-June 14, 2016)

Intramural Grant Awarded:

Hamid Nurrohman, DDS, PhD, Rami Al Saidi, DDS, and Ammar Musawi, DDS, MOSDOH Dental, "Optimization of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Arresting Caries: A New Concept," ATSU Strategic Research Fund, $30,000, July 2016 - June 2017.

Grants Funded at ASHS (March 8-June 14, 2016)

Intramural Grants Awarded:

Kenneth Lam, ScD, ATC, and Curt Bay, PhD, ASHS Interdisciplinary Sciences, Geoffroey Franklin, MBA, Still Research Institute, and John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, SCS, NCS, ASHS Physical Therapy, “Long-Term Patient Outcomes Following a Lateral Ankle Sprain: A ResearchKit Study,” ATSU Strategic Research Fund, $18,966, July 2016 - June 2018.

Deanne Fay, PT, DPT, MS, ASHS Physical Therapy, and Alison Valier, PhD, ATC, FNATA, ASHS Athletic Training, “The Inclusion of Adolescent Athletes with a Physical Disability in School-Based Sports Teams: A Descriptive Analysis and Qualitative Exploration,” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $9,118, June 2016 - May 2017.

Tamara Roehling, PT, DPT, ASHS Transitional DPT, “Are Finger Width Palpation, Tape Measure, and Caliper Reliable, Valid, and Accurate to Diagnose Diastrasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA)?” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $4,200, June 2016 - August 2017.

Grants Funded at SOMA (March 8-June 14, 2016)

External Grants Awarded:

*Aaron Allgood, DO, SOMA Clinical Science Education, Joy Lewis, DO, PhD, Kate Whelihan, MPH, SOMA Public Health, and Susan Steffans, DO, SOMA Family and Community Medicine, “Attitudes Towards People Experiencing Homelessness Among ATSU-SOMA Students, Physicians, Faculty, and Staff,” American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, $5,000, July 2016 – December 2017.

*Lise McCoy, EdD, SOMA Medical Humanities, Joy Lewis, DO, PhD, SOMA Public Health, Harvey Simon, MD, JD, SOMA Clinical Science Education, and Lee Herskowitz, DO, MBA, SOMA Clinical Education Department, “Interprofessional Virtual Case Study, Adolescent Obesity,” American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, $10,000, July 2016 – December 2017.

Intramural Grant Awarded:

Grace Chang, OMS I, Samantha Ho, OMS I, and William Robinson, DPT, PhD, SOMA Anatomy, “Effects of Interprofessional Education on Early Exposure to Clinical Experience within ATSU-SOMA's Unique Curriculum,” ATSU Student Research Grant, $1,000, May 2016 - May 2018.

Grants Funded at CGHS (March 8-June 14, 2016)

Intramural Grant Awarded (Pending External Review):

Mary-Katherine Smith, DrPH, MPH; Ashley Love, DrPH, MPH, MS; Marsha Ann Presley, PhD, MA, CGHS, and Margaret Hoogland, MLS, ATSU University Library, “Improving Tribal Mind, Body, and Spiritual Wellness Through Cultural Connections,” ATSU Community Health Center Research Grant, $30,000, June 2016 - May 2018.

Grants Funded at KCOM (March 8-June 14, 2016)

External Grants Awarded:

*Keith Elmslie, PhD, KCOM Pharmacology, “Excitability of Afferents Evoking the Exercise Pressor Reflex – Year 7 (Penn State, Prime; Sub to KCOM),” National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, $215,085, April 2016 – March 2017.

**Doris Fountain, RN, KCOM AHEC Program Office, “Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center – Year 32,” Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $47,758, July 2016 – June 2017.

*Margaret Wilson, DO, KCOM Dean, and Patricia Sexton, DHEd, FNAOME, KCOM Curriculum, “Preparing Primary Care Trainees to Transform Health Care Systems - Year 2,” Health Resources and Services Administration – Primary Care Training and Enhancement, $248,347, July 2016 – June 2017.

Intramural Grants Awarded:

Timothy Geisbuhler, PhD, MS, and William Brechue, PhD, MS, KCOM Physiology, “Regulation of Stretch-Induced Ion Movements in Myocardium,” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $10,000, July 2016 - June 2018.

David Middlemas, PhD, KCOM Pharmacology, and Tim Ostrowski, PhD, KCOM Physiology, “Does Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) have Anti-depressant Effects on Juvenile Rodents?” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $10,000, July 2016 - June 2018.

Vineet Singh, PhD, KCOM Microbiology and Immunology, “Determination of the Role of Staphyloccocal Ear in Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence,” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $10,000, July 2016 - June 2018.

‚ÄčKaren Snider, DO, FAAO, KCOM Curriculum and KCOM OMM - Academic, Tatyana Kondrashova, MD, PhD, KCOM Family/Preventive Medicine and Community Health, and Shalini Bhatia, MS, ATSU Research Support, “Ultrasound Evaluation of the Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Sacral Base Asymmetry,” Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund, $1,095, June 2016 - May 2017.


Internal KCOM Biomedical Sciences Proposals ($6,000):

Amon Amini and Zulfiqar Ahmad, PhD, KCOM Biochemistry, “Inhibitory Effects of Hydroxytyrosol on Escherichia coli ATP Synthase.”

Hannah Braungardt and Vineet Singh, PhD, KCOM Microbiology/Immunology, “Carotenoid and Branched Chain Fatty Acid Production in Staphylococcus aureus.”

Scott Cammack and William Sexton, PhD, KCOM Biomedical Sciences, “IOP Supplementation to Reduce Skeletal Muscle Fatigue.”

Renee Chen and Yingzi Chang, MD, PHD, KCOM Pharmacology, “Role of MCPIP1 in High Insulin-Related Endothelial Dysfunction.”

Alex DuMontier and William Brechue, PhD, KCOM Physiology, “Importance of First Metatarsal Loading on Foot Arch Structure and Gait Function.”

Taylor Ernest and Peter Kondrashov, PhD, KCOM Anatomy, “The Effect of Obesity and Meniscal Damage on the Progression of Osteoarthritis.”

Thomas Jackson and David Middlemas, PhD, KCOM Pharmacology, “Does Ghrelin Effectively Reduce Depressive-Like Symptoms in Juvenile Rats?”

Stuart Kinsey and Robert Baer, PhD, KCOM Physiology, “The Role of Cav-1 Expression in CXCL8 Signaling Events in Melanoma.”

Mason Liu and Zulfiqar Ahmad, PhD, KCOM Biochemistry, “Role of Safranal and its Derivatives on E. coli ATP Synthase and Cell Growth.”

Elizabeth Magett and William Brechue, PhD, KCOM Physiology, “Quantifying First Metatarsal Deficiency and its Relationship to Gait Function.”

Stephanie Nachtrab and Melissa Stuart, PhD, KCOM Microbiology/Immunology, “Characterization of RadA/Sms Protein by Immunological and Mutational Analyses.”

Ahmer Razzaque and Sherif Hassan, MD, PhD, KCOM Anatomy, “Role of Thymoquinone Against Atorvastatin-induced Hepatorenal Injury in Mice.”

Arhum Shahab and Vineet Singh, PhD, Microbiology/Immunology, “Treating Staphylococcus aureus with Oxacillin and Hydrogen Peroxide.”

Molly Walkenhorst and Priscilla Phillips, PhD, KCOM Microbiology/Immunology, “Changes in Oral Flora due to Porphyromonas gingivalis Infection During Pregnancy.”

Chalen Yang and Yingzi Chang, MD, PhD, KCOM Pharmacology, “Age-Related Lipid Profile Changes in MCPIP1 deficient mice.”

*Full proposal development and support provided by the ATSU Sponsored Programs team     **Technical support provided by the ATSU Sponsored Programs/Research Support team(s)