Awards Granted to Faculty July-August-September 2016


bartleyDr. Emily Bartley, Research Assistant Professor in Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences received a NIH pathway to independence award (K99AG052642) from the National Institute on Aging.  Initially, the award is for two years at $232,764, with a potential of another three years of funding.  Dr. Bartley is mentored by Drs. Roger Fillingim and Joe Riley in the UFCD Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence.  The award affords Dr. Bartley the opportunity to work with other HSC research areas in physical therapy, aging and geriatrics, and clinical and health psychology.

Dr. Micaela Gibbs, Clinical Associate Professor, Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences received an award for $1,270,013 from HRSA, a five year project entitled “Impacting the delivery of oral health care to individuals with special needs through education and recruitment of dental faculty in the University of Florida College of Dentistry partnership sites” (T93HP30396). The purpose of this grant is to increase the delivery of oral health care to underserved individuals, with an emphasis on persons with special needs in Florida. This is achieved by providing supportive faculty development opportunities and loan repayment funding to individuals planning to or currently working within the UF’s College of Dentistry’s existing statewide partnership network of community health facilities committed to improving the delivery of oral care to this population.

colmerwinterCristina Colomer-Winter, Graduate Assistant in the Department of Oral Biology, received an award for the American Heart Association entitled “Significance of manganese homeostasis to enterococcus faecalis systemic infections.” The award is for a two year period and totals $51,900.  Cristina is mentored by Dr. Jose Lemos, Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Biology.

walletDr. Shannon Wallet, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, received a subaward from Dr. Thomas Clanton, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Performance, for the NIH/NIGMS project entitled “Functional role of skeletal muscle in the innate immune response to sepsis”.   Dr. Wallet will receive $109,407 over a four year period.


Dr. Laura Bowden, Resident in Orthodontics, received $5,000 from the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation. The one year project is entitled “Operant Behavioral Instrument for Measuring Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain.” Read more:


Dr. Pamela Sandow, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, received a renewal of the HRSA financial aid program entitled Scholarships for disadvantaged students. The funding totals $2,591,946 for a four year period.


“Pilot study: Metabolomics profiling of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) in the presence of dentin resorption”

UF Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics $10,750 One year

Dr. Robert Burne, Chair, Department of Oral Biology, received $50,000 from the UF Division of Sponsored Research as matching funds for the UFCD NIH Institutional Training Grant (T90DE021990). The funding is available for a one year period and will support an additional fellowship appointment.