2018 MSRP Projects

Aging & Geriatrics
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Magnetic cryoprotecting agents for heart bio-banking

Community Health and Family Medicine

Prisoners and physician bias

Reducing non-emergent pediatric ER visits in the Eastside Gainesville population

Food security in the homeless: high impact health intervention through sustainable gardening nutrition project


Investigating expression of claudin-1 in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

The neonatal cutaneous microbiome and its role in the development of pediatric skin disease- taken

Emergency Medicine
Emergency dept. care during cancer therapy – project taken

From Map to App: applying geographic information systems to EMS data to improve pediatric prehospital care(JAX)

Understanding patient factors associated with readmission for sepsis (JAX)

Emergency dept. care during cancer therapy – project taken

THE PIMMS STUDY, analysis of complications associated with emergency department rapid sequence intubation

Effects of attending provider-at-triage on emgergncy department patient satisfaction

Molecular epidemiology and phylodynamic and phylogeopgrahic analysis of community-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus transmission: an emergency department population sampling strategy

HEAT-ED: emergency Department flu heat map study

Acute serum levels of two neuronal markers (UCH-L1 and NSE): Correlation to injury cranial CT abnormality and lesion types- a TRACK-TBI study

Molecular linkages between adipose tissue and breast cancer subtypes by race

Family Medicine

Assessing the status of student run free clinics at US allopathic medical schools

Health Outcomes and Policies

Implementation research to improve tobacco use treatment in cancer patients

The impact of human milk metabolomics on the intestinal microbiome and pediatric obesity in a longitudinal cohort of exclusively breastfed infants


Assessing and improving pain outcomes and care coordination in children with cancer and sickle cell disease

Infectious Disease

Prospective Surveillance Study of Antimicrobial Utilization in Hospitalized Children

Internal Medicine

Increased incidence of sulfa allergies in patients with lupus and how to mitigate it

Treatment of vitamin D deficiency with ergocalciferol: are current treatment guidelines adequate?

Medical students’ perception of lectures

International – contact Dr. Elizabeth DeVos (elizabeth.devos@jax.ufl.edu) or Meghan Nodurft-Froman (meghan.froman@medicine.ufl.edu) to discuss projects

Research in non-communicable diseases, cervical cancer and breast cancer in Haiti

Assessment of  pre-departure interprofessional training for global health experiences

Assessing education in Local/Global Health Equity

Long Term complications of Catheter Related Bacteremia in Dialysis Patients Treated with Catheter Salvage

Matrix Stiffness and Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Calcification

Therapy of MPS IIID with stem cells and gene therapy

Chronic Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain is Dependent on Central Pain Facilitation

Drivers of arboviral emergence

Cancer Health Policy

Personalized Medicine for Patients with Cancer

Drug development for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Adipose-derived stem cells in rescue of ischemic organs and tissues

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor clinical and basic research

Study of cerebral aneursym formation, rupture and treatment

Management of cerebral vasculopathy in pediatric sickle cell disease – PEDS NEURO (JAX)

The ICH and FUNC scores: Evidence based implications on prognostication

Predictors of delay in presentation and early neurological worsening in acute ischemic stroke

Discovery of genes that mediate Alzheimer’s disease pathogensis in “humanized flies”

Defining the role of Rab proteins in Neurodegeneration

Patient reported outcomes in MS patients

The impact of highly effective therapies in fatigue in MS patients

Evaluating the use of ankle foot orthotics in Florida

Clinical trajectories of concussion

Left eye dominance and dyslexia

Handedness and hand position

Vertical neglect; hemispherical localization

Left hand apraxia in right handed participants

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Implementing a prospective registry for female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery

Is the IUD associated with an increased risk for vulvovaginal candidiasis? – project  taken

Does an on-site perinatal mood clinic impact affective disorders in pregnant/postpartum women?

Neuroanatomy of the pituitary with clinical and surgical correlations for the REI

Fertility preservation observations and utilization in soft tissue sarcoma patients/ Review of options for fertility preservation in breast cancer patients/ Guideline for fertility preservation for radiation oncology patients

Atlas of hysteroscopy

Outpatient pediatric clinics ophthalmology experience

Evaluate the outcomes of MRI of the brain in patients with unilateral and bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia. Do we need to be imaging these patients?

Gene therapy for blue cone monochormacy caused by C203R mutation
Burnout in Academic Ophthalmology residents, faculty and leadership

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
A-PREP: A pragmatic randomized trial evaluating pre-operative aqueous antiseptic skin solution in open fractures

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor clinical and basic research

Utility of screening Xray in a Sports Medicine Clinic


Investigating the tumor immune microenvironment in head and neck cancer


Impact of a CLIA-waived molecular respiratory panel in a pediatric clinic
Vaccination rates in UF General Pediatrics Clinics
The impact of the UF COM’s Nutrition Intensive on medical students’ perceptions and step scores

Physiology and Functional Genomics
Molecular mechanisms underlying heart failure

Molecular mechanisms underlying congenital heart disease

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the Practicing Psychiatrist: Keeping it relevant, efficient, and fun (REF)

Florida Recovery Center Addiction Research Lab

Preclinical imaging of adolescent cannobidiol on brain structure and functional connectivity

Assessment of medical student wellness in the state of Florida

Serum neurotensin and zonulin levels in a large sample of children with autism spectrum disorder

Radiation Oncology
Emergency dept. care during cancer therapy – project taken

Chronic Stress and Anemia Recovery following Major Trauma

Education in opioid prescribing

Opioid prescribing among emergency room providers

Opioid prescribing among surgical residents

Association of bulk blood flow with hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula maturation


Renal Failure as a consequence of BPH (bening prostatic hyperplasia)

Patient outcomes in children following bladder neck surgery for urinary incontinence

Patient outcomes with urologic conditions following pediatric renal transplantation