Projects by Date Listed

B2 Transferrin in CSF leak detection
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Brian Lobo
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Otolaryngology
Email: Brian.Lobo@ent.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5199
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 2/25/2021

The Effect of the Covid19 Pandemic on Weight in Pediatric Patients
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Carolyn Carter
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: cartcg@shands.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 733-1770
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 2/24/2021

Effect of Sociodemographic Disparities on Health Outcomes in Surgical Patients
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Patrick Tighe
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Anesthesiology
Email: ptighe@anest.ufl.edu
Phone Number:(253) 273-7844
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 2/24/2021

Factors Affecting Recovery and Long-term Prognosis Following Acute Motor (AMAN) and Motor-sensory Axonal Neuropathy (AMSAN) Guillain-Barre Syndrome Variants
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Miguel Chuquilin
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email:miguel.chuquilin@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (314) 322-6363
Project Category: Case Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 2/24/2021

Imposter Syndrome
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Zareen Zaidi
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Medical Education
Email: zareen.zaidi@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 265-0651 
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 2/15/2021

Turner Syndrome Data Registry
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Elizabeth Fudge
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: efudge@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 265-7337
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 2/15/2021

Immunopathology of Chronic Sinusitis
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Jeb Justice
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Otolaryngology
Email:Jeb.Justice@ent.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5199
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 2/11/2021

Penetrating Head Injuries – An Institutional Review of Interventions And Outcomes
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Gazanfar Rahmathulla
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurosurgery
Email: gazanfar.rahmathulla@jax.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (904) 244-9646
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 1/28/2021

Using Novel Anticoagulants to Treat Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alexis Simpkins
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: alexis.simpkins@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5550
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 1/19/2021

Estimating the Cost of a Prostate Biopsy False Negative
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Samsun Lampotang
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Anesthesiology
Email: slampotang@anest.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-8148
Project Category: Literature Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 1/19/2021

Willing to Work With Student to Develop a Project Around the Student’s Interest
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Julie Bradley
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Radiology
Email: jbradley@floridaproton.org
Phone Number: (904) 588-1441
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 1/19/2021

Enhancing Metabolic Fitness of T Cells to Treat Brain Cancer
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Loic Deleyrolle
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurosurgery
Email: loic.deleyrolle@neurosurgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 682-1961
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 1/19/2021

Smoking and Fusion Rates in Traumatically Injured C Spine Patients
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Gazanfar Rahmathulla
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: gazanfar.rahmathulla@jax.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (904) 244-9646
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 1/19/2021

What do Patients Need from Family Medicine Physicians
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Velyn Wu
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Community Health and Family Medicine
Email: wuvelyn@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (904) 655-3839
Project Category: CQI
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/17/2020

Gender, Race, SES, and Sexual Orientation Influence on Career Preference
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Marie Crandall
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: marie.crandall@jax.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (904) 244-6631
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/17/2020

Physical Fitness Mini-clinic Database
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Angelina Bernier
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email:angelina@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (508) 558-0475
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Assessing Pregnancy Specific Glycoprotein (PSGs) Function in Trophoblasts Using CRISPR Interference
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Professor Helen Jones
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Physiology and Functional Genomics
Email: jonesh@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (513) 227-2869
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Understanding the Maternal-Fetal Interface
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Professor Helen Jones
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Physiology and Functional Genomics
Email: jonesh@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (513) 227-2869
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

CMV Newborn Screening
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Frances Saccoccio
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: fsaccoccio@peds.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-8847
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Assessment of Food Insecurity in the Primary Care Setting
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Jessica Portillo
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Internal Medicine
Email: jessica.portilloromero@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (502) 810-8774
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Transversus Abdominus Plane Pain Catheter for Reduction of Post-operative Opioids in Pediatric Surgical Patients
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Christopher Bayne
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Urology
Email: cbayne@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (757) 639-7773
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Factors Influencing Aging Related Alterations of Vertical Spatial Attention
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Kenneth Heilman
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: heilman@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 514-4580
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Computed Tomography Contrast Extravasation: A Novel Marker of Blood Brain Barrier Disruption and Reperfusion Injury in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alexis Simpkins
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: alexis.simpkins@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5550
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Biomakers for Neurologic Complications of COVID-19
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alexis Simpkins
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: alexis.simpkins@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5550
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Stroke Imaging Biomarkers
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alexis Simpkins
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: alexis.simpkins@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5550
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Global Stroke and Health Care Disparities
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alexis Simpkins
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: alexis.simpkins@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5550
Project Category: Literature Review
International Component or Travel: Yes
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Patient and Healthcare Givers Perceptions of Health Care After Stroke
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alexis Simpkins
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: alexis.simpkins@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5550
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

A Historical Review of Stroke Care and New Context of Stroke in 2021
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alexis Simpkins
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: alexis.simpkins@neurology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5550
Project Category: Literature Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

To Be Determined
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Professor Lauren Solberg
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Community Health and Family Medicine
Email: lbsolberg@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5142
Project Category: Literature Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/15/2020

Does HbA1c Predict Complications of Ventral Hernia Repair?
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Mazen Al-Mansour
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:mazen.al-mansour@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (505) 401-4879
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/14/2020

Post-Acute COVID Clinical Registry
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Irene Estores MD
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Internal Medicine
Email: irene.estores@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 265-0651
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/14/2020

Potential Gene Therapy of Human Liver Cancer
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Arun Srivastava
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: aruns@peds.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-8259
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/10/2020

Potential Gene Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease and β-Thalassemia
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Arun Srivastava
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: aruns@peds.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-8259
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/10/2020

Novel Combinatorial Treatment Approaches to Augment Sensitivity to Cytarabine in Acute Myeloid Leukemia With DNMT3A Mutations
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Olga Guryanova
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pharmacology
Email:oguryanova@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-8590
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/10/2020

Lipid and Lipoprotein Dysregulation in Sepsis
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Cristina Zeretzke-Bien
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Emergency Medicine
Email: zeretzke@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (504) 239-1262
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/10/2020

QI Violence in the ED
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Cristina Zeretzke-Bien
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Emergency Medicine
Email: zeretzke@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (504) 239-1262
Project Category: Basic
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/10/2020

Role of mRNA Translation Fidelity in Homeostasis
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Kotaro Fujii
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Medical Science
Email: kotaro.fujii@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (415) 238-6709
Project Category: Basic
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/10/2020

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Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Priya Sharma
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Radiology
Email: sharpg@radiology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 265-0291
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

Evaluation of Ankle Syndesmosis Radiographs by Artificial Intelligence
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Christopher Reb
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Orthopaedics
Email: rebcw@ortho.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-7044
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: Potentially
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

Medical Student Wellness Research
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Kristy Smith
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Community Health and Family Medicine :
Email: kbreuhl@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 219-1880
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

HIV prevention and Care
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Khairul Siddiqi
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: ksiddiqi@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (803) 446-0770
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

CVID in the Elderly
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Lyda Cuervo-Pardo
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Rheumatology
Email: lyda.cuervopardo@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 265-0007
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

National Drug Early Warning Network
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Linda Cottler
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Epidemiology
Email: lbcottler@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-5963
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

Tobacco Prevention with Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Georges Khalil
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
Email: GKHALIL@UFL.EDU
Phone Number: (513) 885-5570
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

Being” and “Becoming” a Physician: A Longitudinal Study of Professional Identity Development Among Pre-Clinical Students; The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Movement
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Melanie Hagen
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Medical Education
Email:melanie.hagen@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 222-4895
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

Sarcoidosis Patient’s Perceptions of Access to Care
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Divya Patel
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Email: DIVYA.PATEL@MEDICINE.UFL.EDU
Phone Number: (352) 273-8738
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/09/2020

Understanding Management and Outcomes for Children and Adolescents with Pneumomediastinum
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Saleem Islam
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:saleem.islam@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-8825
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/07/2020

Survey Based Projects for Chest Wall Deformities
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Saleem Islam
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:saleem.islam@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-8825
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/07/2020

ALPHA-Artificial intelligence Augmented Acute Illness Phenotypes
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Yuanfang Ren
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
Email: Yuanfang.Ren@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 665-9345
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Architectural Distortion and Rate of Upstaging to Malignancy is Conservative Management an Option?
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Mariam Hanna
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Breast Imaging
Email: mhanna7@gmail.com 
Phone Number: (813) 451-7207
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Gastric Ultrasound in Patients Receiving Enteral Feeding
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Meghan Brennan
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Anesthesiology
Email: mbrennan@anest.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 872-8017
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Change in Abdominal Circumference and Need to Operate in Premature Infants with NEC
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Janice Taylor
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: janice.taylor@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (513) 582-3816
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Negative Pressure Wound Dressing in the Post Operative Period – a Retrospective Evaluation of its Use in Spine Surgery 2016 -2021
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Gazanfar Rahmathulla
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurosurgery
Email: gazanfar.rahmathulla@jax.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (912) 495-8356
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Clinical Phenotypes for AKI Using Clustering of Time Series
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Tezcan Ozrazgat Baslanti
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
Email: tezcan.ozrazgat@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-6668  
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Integration of Intraoperative Data with Preoperative Data for Improved Postoperative Sepsis Risk Prediction
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Azra Bihorac
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
Email: abihorac@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-9009  
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Interpretable, Fair and Reproducible Risk Surveillance for Kidney Health in COVID-19 patients using Artificial Intelligence and Novel Computable Phenotypes
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Tezcan Ozrazgat Baslanti
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
Email: tezcan.ozrazgat@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-6668  
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Identifying and Preventing Implicit Bias Among Clinical Research Workforce to Address Racial Disparities in Clinical Trials in Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Heart and Kidney Diseases at University of Florida
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Crystal Johnson-Mann
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: crystal.johnson-mann@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 265-0761
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Cell Free DNA Quantification During Ex-Vivo Organ Perfusion Pumps to Predict Organ Status Prior to Transplantation and Early Graft Function Post-Transplantation
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ali Zarrinpar
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:Ali.Zarrinpar@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 594-4111
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Phenotypic Precision Medicine to Optimize Combination Therapy to Treat Liver Cancer
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ali Zarrinpar
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:Ali.Zarrinpar@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 594-4111
Project Category: Basic
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Molecular Determinants of Ethnic Disparities in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ali Zarrinpar
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:Ali.Zarrinpar@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 594-4111
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

Factors Leading to Increase in Level of Care on Inpatient Medicine
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Nila Radhakrishnan
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Hospital Medicine
Email: Radhakrishnan@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-8278
Project Category: Case Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/04/2020

The Artificial Intelligence Learns Optimal Treatment Strategies for Hypotension in Surgery
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Azra Bihorac
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: abihorac@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-9009
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/03/2020

What is the Cost of a Cast?
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ellen Satteson
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:esatteson@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (913) 558-0975
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/03/2020

Does An Educational Tool Affect Patient Expectations, and Satisfaction in Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Consultations? A Randomized Controlled Trial
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ellen Satteson
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:esatteson@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (913) 558-0975
Project Category: CQI
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/03/2020

Improving Pressure Ulcer Flap Reconstruction Length of Stay and Outcomes with a Multidisciplinary, Coordinated Care Intervention
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ellen Satteson
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email:esatteson@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (913) 558-0975
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/03/2020

Does the use of clinic-disbursed medical equipment improve medical care delivered during telemedicine visits at UF Health outpatient pediatric clinics?
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Molly Posa
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: mollyposa@peds.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 222-9688
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Employment, Education, Medical Care and Marital Status in Patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases in Florida
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Jinghua Chen
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Ophthalmology
Email: jinghuachen@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (857) 389-2728
Project Category: Data Collection
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Investigations in Chronic Pain: Improving Assessment and Bolstering Outcomes
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Rene Przkora
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Anesthesiology
Email: RPrzkora@anest.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-6575
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Review of Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria at the University of Florida
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Gautam Kalyatanda
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Infectious Disease
Email: gautam.kalyatanda@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (631) 681-6888
Project Category: Chart Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Incidence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Rural India
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Gautam Kalyatanda
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Infectious Disease
Email: gautam.kalyatanda@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (631) 681-6888
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: Yes
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Barriers To Ventral Hernia Repair In Patients With Morbid Obesity
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Mazen Al-Mansour
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: mazen.al-mansour@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (505) 401-4879
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Assessment of Pediatric Race, Ethnicity, and Language Proficiency Data
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Colleen Gutman
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Emergency Medicine
Email: ckays21@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 283-5757
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Infant skin microbiome in pediatric dermatology
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Jennifer Schoch
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Dermatology
Email: jschoch@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 594-1500
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

The Effect of Gestational Age and Blood Pressure on Maternal Inferior Vena Cava Diameter During Pregnancy
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ki Park
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Cardiology
Email: ki.park@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 548-6000
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

An Evaluation of Low Value Care: Appropriateness of Inpatient Echocardiograms, Clinically Relevant Findings, and Cardiology Consultation
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. David Winchester
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Cardiology
Email: david.winchester@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-9076
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Clinically-Efficient Strategies to Address Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Pediatric Practice
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ramzi Salloum
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: rsalloum@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-4997
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 12/01/2020

Point-of-care Intervention to Address Financial Toxicity in Patients with Cancer
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Ramzi Salloum
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics
Email: rsalloum@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-4997
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/24/2020

Telehealth use in Pediatric Weight Management during COVID-19
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Angelina Bernier
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email:angelina@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 265-7337
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/24/2020

Social Determinants of Health Associated with Hospitalization, Morbidity and Mortality of COVID-19 Patients
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Shama Patel
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Emergency Medicine
Email: shama.patel@ufl.jax.edu
Phone Number: (203) 675-3300
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/24/2020

Emergency Endotracheal Intubation by Non-Anesthesiologists in a Neuroscience ICU in a Large Academic University Hospital – Airway Outcomes and Complications
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Marc-Alain Babi
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: m.babi@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (802) 777-2880
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/24/2020

Emergency Management of Acute Neurological Emergencies in a Live High-Fidelity Multidisciplinary Simulation Setting
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Marc-Alain Babi
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: m.babi@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (802) 777-2880
Project Category: CQI
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/24/2020

Chronic Stress and Anemia Recovery Following Major Trauma
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Alicia Mohr
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: alicia.mohr@surgery.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5670
Project Category: Surgery
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/24/2020

Sustainable Global Health Education Frameworks
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Elizabeth DeVos
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Emergency Medicine
Email: elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (904) 244-4405
Project Category: Literature Review
International Component or Travel: Potentially
Date Listed: 11/24/2020

Leveraging Sleep/Wake Homeostasis to Improve Physiology and Health
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Andrew Liu
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Physiology and Functional Genomics
Email: andrew.liu@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-8900
Project Category: Basic
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/23/2020

Impact of White Matter Hyperintensities on Speech Perception Performance in Patients for Cochlear Implant Evaluation
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Si Chen
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Otolaryngology
Email: sichen1@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (305) 849-3004
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/23/2020

Diastolic function recovery post heart transplantation
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Mohammad Al-Ani
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Cardiology
Email: mohammad.alani@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (619) 277-3186
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/23/2020

Mechanisms of Placenta Accreta Spectrum
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Professor Helen Jones
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Physiology and Functional Genomics
Email: jonesh@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (513) 227-2869
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/23/2020

Role of JAK-1 dependent cytokines and the JAK/STAT pathway in skin barrier defects observed in Atopic Dermatitis
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Anna De Benedetto
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Dermatology
Email: adebenedetto@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 594-1916
Project Category: Basic
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/23/2020

Is Hypomagnesemia Associated With Pertuzumab?
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Karen Daily
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Hematology and Oncology
Email: karen.daily@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 222-1423
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/20/2020

Immunopathology of chronic sinusitis
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Jennifer Mulligan
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pulmonology
Email: jennifer.mulligan@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-8638
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/19/2020

Kidney Biopsies: Does Needle Gauge Influence Tissue Adequacy
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Robert Heithaus
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Interventional Radiology
Email: robert.heithaus@radiology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (601) 466-1235
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/19/2020

Transjugular Intraheaptic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) creation: preoperative imaging and predictors of outcomes
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Robert Heithaus
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Interventional Radiology
Email: robert.heithaus@radiology.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (601) 466-1235
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/19/2020

Identification and Evaluation of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual Disability at the University of Florida
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Jacqueline Michel
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: j.michel@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (715) 681-0692
Project Category: CQI
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/18/2020

Identification and Evaluation of Obesity and its Comorbidities in University of Florida Primary Care
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Jacqueline Michel
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: j.michel@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (715) 681-0692
Project Category: CQI
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/18/2020

Intercellular communication during adult tissue repair
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Daniel Kopinke
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Email: dkopinke@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-5355
Project Category: Basic
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/13/2020

Medical Student & Physician Wellbeing
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Lisa Merlo
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Psychiatry
Email: lmerlo@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-4932
Project Category: Literature Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/05/2020

Technology and Translational Research on Aging
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Todd Manini
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Aging and Geriatric
Email: tmanini@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-5914
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/05/2020

Motor Learning and Brain Activity in Older Adults
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. David Clark
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Aging and Geriatric
Email: davidclark@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 376-1611
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/05/2020

Stem cell therapy for Sanfilippo Syndrome
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Coy Heldermon
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Hematology and Oncology
Email: coy.heldermon@medicine.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 273-7497
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/05/2020

Cerebral Revascularization Reduces Stroke in Sickle Cell Disease with Moyamoya Syndrome: Retrospective Study
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Philipp Aldana
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Surgery
Email: Philipp.Aldana@jax.ufl.edu
Phone Number: (904) 633-0789 
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/04/2020

Novel Insights in the Pathophysiology of A-Synuclein Dysregulation of Dopamine Neurons
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Neurology
Email: Habibeh@ufl.edu 
Phone Number: (352) 273-8115 
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/04/2020

Epidemiology, clinical features and outcome of pediatric hematology and oncology patients with CLABSI
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Silvana Carr
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: s.carr1@peds.uf.edu
Phone Number: (813) 312-4881
Project Category: Medical Record Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/04/2020

Demographic, Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Ventilator-associated Tracheitits and Pneumonia in a Pediatric Population
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Silvana Carr
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: s.carr1@peds.uf.edu
Phone Number: (813) 312-4881
Project Category: Medical Record Review
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/04/2020

Metabolic Syndrome In Transgender Youth
Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr. Kristin Dayton
Faculty Mentor’s Department: Pediatrics
Email: kristinjohnson23@ufl.edu 
Phone Number: (727) 409-1852 
Project Category: Clinical
International Component or Travel: No
Date Listed: 11/04/2020


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