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Grants & You Fall 2021: Grants Funded

External Grants Funded June 8, 2021 - September 14, 2021

Congratulations!  14 Proposals Awarded, Totaling $3,954,351


*Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, FACP, SOMA Public Health, Kelli Glaser, DO, FACOFP, SOMA Clinical Science Education, and Valerie Sheridan, DO, FACOS, FACS, SOMA Clinical Education, “Leading and Teaching in the Nation’s Health Centers: The Primary Care Transformation Executive Fellowship, Year 4,” Health Resources & Services Administration, $399,939, September 2021 – August 2022.

Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, FACPKate Whelihan, MPHDebosree Roy, PhD, SOMA Public Health, and Curt Bay, PhD, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “Dissemination of the Cancer Screening Transformation Project, Year 3 (NACHC Prime, Sub to SOMA),” Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, $8,500, January –       July 2021.

**Earla White, PhD, MEd, SOMA Undergraduate Medical Education, John H. Olson, PhD, SOMA Anatomy, Deborah M. Heath, DO, SOMA Osteopathic Principles & Practice, and Mark Coty, PhD, SOMA Administration, “Employing Master Adaptive Learning Methodologies Embedded in Asynchronous Health Systems Science Modules,” American Medical Association, $30,000, September 2021 – August 2022.


*Wayne Cottam, DMD. MS, and Robert Trombly, DDS, JD, ASDOH, “Supporting a Faculty Workforce to Prepare Compassionate Community-Minded Oral Health Healers, Year 1,” Health Resources & Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce, $100,000, September 2021 – August 2022.


**Ann Boyle, DMD, MA, ATSU Academic Affairs, “A.T. Still University's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Supplemental Institutional Funds (HEERF 3),” US Department of Education, $764,648, May 2021 – May 2022.

**Deanna Hunsaker, DHEd, “A.T. Still University's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Supplemental Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (HEERF 3),” US Department of Education, $764,649, May 2021 – May 2022.

*Heather Rudy, MA, ATSU Museum, “Museum of Osteopathic Medicine Textile Inventory and Rehousing Project,” Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), $49,567, September 2021 – August 2022.

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**Lisa Archer, RN, KCOM Medical Education, “Nursing Education Incentive Program (Truman State University Prime, Sub to KCOM),” MO Division of Professional Registration, State Board of Nursing, $7,000, June 2021 – May 2023.

*Hong Chartrand, DrPH, KCOM AHEC, “MAHEC 2017-2022: A Statewide Network for Interprofessional Health Care Workforce Development and Practice Transformation in Rural and Underserved Missouri, Year 5,” Health Resources & Services Administration, $1,036,000, September 2021 – August 2022.

*Hong Chartrand, DrPH, KCOM AHEC, “State Support for Missouri Area Health Education Centers Network, Year 4,” Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, $367,387, June 2021 – May 2022.

*Julie Hessler, DO, KCOM Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, & Community Health, “Community Mentors Project Supplement,” $9,706, July 2021 – June 2022.

*DeEtta Jones, KCOM AHEC, “Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center, Year 37,” Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, $46,557, July 2021 – June 2022.

*Priscilla Phillips, PhD, “Antibiofilm and Antibacterial Studies for CloSYS Toothpaste(s),” Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, $17,388, October 2020 –           December 2021.


*Joan Davis, PhD, and Patricia Inks, RDH, MOSDOH St. Louis Dental Education & Oral Health Center, “Improving Quality of Life: Oral Care for STL Older Adults (OCOA), Year 2,” St. Louis Senior Fund, $353,010, July 2021 –   June 2022.

Internal Grants Funded June 8, 2021 - September 14, 2021

Congratulations!  6 Proposals Awarded, Totaling $124,430

ATSU Strategic Research Fund (SRF)

Kellie Bliven, PhD, ATC, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, and Quincy Conley, PhD, ATSU Teaching and Learning Center, “Inter-institutional Anatomy Education Research Project,” $28,415.

Joan Davis, PhD, RDHBrandon Crivello, DMD, MOSDOH Clinical Education, and M. Lindsay Wright, DMD, MPH, CGHS MPH – Dental Emphasis, “Dental and Medical Assessment of Cannabis‑use by Patients Seeking Dental Care at a Community Health Center/Academic Dental Clinic Who Self-disclose Cannabis Use,” $16,370.

Cailee Welch Bacon, PhD, ATCBarton Anderson, DHSc, ATCSusan Falsone, ASHS Athletic Training, and Kenneth Lam, ScD, ATC, ASHS Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, “Effectiveness of an Academic Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Care Documentation Among Professional Athletic Training Students,” $29,645.

Bruce Young, PhDJames Adams, DO, KCOM Anatomy, Jonathan Beary, DO, KCOM Neurobehavioral Sciences, and Robert Schneider, DO, KCOM Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, & Community Health, “Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Dynamics at the Foramen Magnum,” $30,000.

Warner/Fermaturo & ATSU Board of Trustees Research Fund

Zulfiqar Ahmad, PhD, KCOM Biochemistry, “Characterization of Polyphenol Shikonin and its Analogs as Inhibitors of E. coli ATP Synthase,” $10,000.

Tamer El-Gendy, DMD, and Russell Crockett, DMD, ASDOH, “Analysis of Interproximal Contact Loss Between Fixed Implant Crowns and Adjacent Teeth; A Two-Year Prospective Study,” $10,000.

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