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Faculty Development

Seed Grant Information

The intent of the Seed Grant offering is to develop faculty research collaboration across USF Health and other USF colleges on a subject related to Women's Health. The review committee considers criteria including new study collaborations across colleges, strong interdisciplinary teams, junior faculty with strong senior faculty mentoring, articulated plans for further research and publishing in basic science and/or psycho-social behavioral studies. The seed grant awards are not large, but, hopefully, will assist the groups as they aspire toward their research goals!

2015 WHC Foundation Faculty Seed Grants

Important Dates
Guidelines and Application: 2015 WHC Foundation, Application
Proposal Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Awardees Announced: by May 20, 2015


2014 Round 2 Women's Health Collaborative Seed Grant Recipients

The Women’s Health Collaborative was pleased to review the second round of applications for seed grant money being offered for Fall 2014 for cross-collaborative research on women’s health topics.  Most of those who applied followed the objective of interdisciplinary teams with strong junior faculty / senior faculty mentorship pursuing new research in womens’ health.  We had six interesting grant applications that included researchers not only from all areas of USF Health but also several main campus faculty members as well.  We were impressed with various topics submitted and have awarded the remaining funding available for 2014.   As you can see by the scope of the products funded a wide range of interests were funded. 

Congratulations to those chosen for a funding amount!

The three awards to be funded for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, are:

$5,000  Emergency contraception knowledge, attitudes, and practices among obstetrics and gynecology and family medicine residents

  • Rachel B. Rapkin, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Cheryl A. Vamos, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
  • Ellen Daley, PhD, MPH, Professor, College of Public Health
  • Melissa M. Shelton, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

$8,000  Clinical Correlations and Treatment Outcomes Associated with Comorbid ADHD and Bring Eating

  • Lauri Wright, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
  • Rita DeBate, PhD, Professor, College of Public Health
  • Denise Edwards, MD, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Angela Hill, PharmD, Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Brian Knox, MD, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine

$12,000  Formative work towards developing an innovative STI and unintended pregnancy risk reduction intervention among young, high-risk women

  • Stephanie Marhefka, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Public Health
  • Cheryl Vamos, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
  • Diane Straub, MD, MPH, Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

2014 Round 2 Women's Health Collaborative Seed Grant Recipients
The Women’s Health Collaborative was pleased to review the applications for seed grant money being offered for Fall 2014 for cross-collaborative research on women’s health topics.  Most of those who applied followed the objective of interdisciplinary teams with strong junior faculty / senior faculty mentorship pursuing new research in womens’ health.  We had eight very interesting grant applications that included researchers not only from all areas of USF Health but also several main campus faculty members as well.  We were impressed with various topics submitted but for a variety of reasons the review committee decided to fund only two of the projects, leaving the opportunity for an additional seed grant call later in the fiscal year!   As you can see by the scope of the products funded a wide range of interests were funded. 

Congratulations to those chosen for a funding amount!

The two awards to be funded for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, are:

$12,452  Investigating the Expression of IL-17 in lesional skin of Hidradenitis Suppurative

  • Nishit Patel, MD, FAAD, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Yashwant Pathak, M.Pharm, EMBA, MS, PhD, Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Azliyati Azizan, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health

$10,123  Breastfeeding Status and Epigenetic Changes in Genes Related to Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease:  A Pilot Study

  • Stephanie Romero, MD, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Adetola Louis-Jacques, MD, Fellow/Instructor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Anders Berglund, PhD, Cancer Informatics Core Manager, Moffitt Cancer Center
Maureen Wimberly Groer, Professor, College of Nursing

Women's Health Collaborative Seed Grant Spring 2014-2015

Women's Health Collaborative was pleased to review the applications for seed grant money being offered for 2014/2015 for cross-collaborative research on women's health topics. Thank you all who applied as all the applications were very strong and followed the objective of interdisciplinary new teams on womens' health. As you can see by the scope of the products funded a wide range of interests were funded. We only wish we had an unlimited budget but alas we had to work to make our funding stretch to as many teams as possible. We hope those that we did not fund will apply again next year.

Congratulations to those chosen for a funding amount!

The six awards to be funded for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015, are:

$7,928 Assessment of Cancer Patients' Satisfaction and Experience with Fertility Preservation

  • Melissa Shelton, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
  • Anthony N. Imudia, MD, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Heide Castaneda, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Gwendolyn P. Quinn, PhD, Professor, Morsani College of Medicine

$9,593 Formative Development of an Oral Health Literacy Instrument among Pregnant Patients

  • Cheryl A. Vamos, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
  • Judette Louis, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Rasheet Chandler, PhD, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
  • Ellen Daley, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, College of Public Health
  • Linda Detman, Research Associate, College of Public Health

$7,833 Knee Biomechanics and Muscle Activation Patterns during Gait in Female Dancers

  • Patricia Teran-Yengle, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Stephanie Carey, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering
  • Merry Lynn Morris, Instructor, School of Theatre & Dance
  • William Quillen, PT, DPT, PhD, FACSM, Associate Dean, Professor School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Seok Hun Kim, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Douglas Haladay, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

$7,600 Quantitative analysis of core performance following autologous breast reconstruction

  • Deniz Dayicioglu, MD, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • John Mayer, DC, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Douglas Haladay, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, CSCS, Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Susan Lai-Yuen, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Engineering
  • Grisselle Centeno, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Engineering
  • Paul Smith, MD, Associate Professor, Morsani College of Medicine

$10,696 A Pilot Study of postpartum weight loss in obese women using a sleep intervention in a group prenatal care setting

  • Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD, Instructor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Cheryl A. Vamos, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, College of Public Health
  • Marilyn Stern, PhD, Professor, College of Behavioral and Community Science
  • Judette Louis, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Mary Ashley Cain, MD, Fellow/Instructor,Morsani College of Medicine

$6,350 Maternal Health among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder: The effect of PCIT on reducing maternal stress and symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • Heather Agazzi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Julia Ogg, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Kathleen Armstrong, PhD, Professor, Morsani College of Medicine
  • Russell Kirby, PhD, MS, Professor, College of Public Health

Congratulations!
2014/15 Awards Totaling $50,000.



Applications are closed for 2014-2015 Faculty Seed Grants

Important Dates
Guidelines and Application: Click to Download
Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014
Awardees Announced: Monday, March 17, 2014


Awards

Women's Health was pleased to review ten applications for seed grant money being offered for 2013/2014. Thank you all who applied, and we encourage all to apply next year. Congratulations to those chosen for a funding amount!

The four awards to be funded for the period May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014, are:

$8,740: Identification of human serum miRNAs for the early detection of ovarian cancer

  • Feng Cheng, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Patricia Kruk, Professor, College of Medicine
  • Hsiao-Lan Wang, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

$6,700: Exploratory Study Examining Variables Related to the Outcomes within an Interdisciplinary Tertiary Eating Disorder Program

  • Sadaf Aslam, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine
  • Kevin Thompson, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Henian Chen, Associate Professor, College of Public Health
  • Denise Edwards, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine

$9,627: A Pilot Study Investigating Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease in Female Minority

  • Maj-Linda Selenica, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy and Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
  • Angela Hill, Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Nancy Teten, Social Worker, College of Medicine
  • Amanda Smith, Assistant Professor, Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

$11,200: Gender-linked stem cell alterations in stroke are magnified in postpartum depression: a target for neurorehabilitation

  • Jamie Winderbaum Fernandez, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine
  • Jeannie Stephenson, Instructor, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Chuanhai Cao, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
  • Kevin Kip, Professor, College of Nursing
  • Cesar Borlongan, Professor, College of Medicine

Congratulations!
2013/14 Awards Totaling $36,267.