Recent Awards Granted to Faculty

January/February 2023

Dr. Roger B. Fillingim, Co-I
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Sara N. Burke, M-PI
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Dr. Jose F. Abisambra, M-PI
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Dr. Jeremy C. McIntyre, M-PI
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Dr. Michelle M. Leonard, Co-I
Research Development, UF
Dr. Valerie L. Joers, Co-I
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Dr. Karina S. Alvina, Co-I
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine
Dr. Andrew P. Maurer, Co-I
Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine
NIH/NIA/R25AG076396
“Networking and expanding undergraduate research on the neurobiology of aging to advance diversity”
$86,458 for Five Years

Roger Fillingim

Dr. William D. Duncan, Co-PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Robert Guralnick, PI
Florida Museum, Department of Natural History, Bio-Informatics
NSF 2228392
Collaborative research: Digitization TCN: Ranges: An extended trait-base for mammals in the American West”
$57,227 for Four Years

Dr. Mateus Garcia Rocha, PI
Restorative Dental Sciences
Dr. Dayane Oliviera, Co-I
Restorative Dental Sciences
Dr. William Duncan, Co-I
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
UFCD Faculty Seed Grant
Development of new 3D-printing resins for sports mouthguards”
$19,370.61 for One Year

Mateus G Rocha
Dayane Oliveira

November/December 2022

Dr. Patricia M. Xirau-Probert, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Mary Koroly, Co-Program Director
Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
Dr. Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, Co-Program Director
Dean’s Administration, College of Nursing
Robert Wood Johnson/AGR00026198
“Summer health professions education program – University of Florida”
$749,949 for Two Years

Miles Turner, PI
3rd Year DMD Student
Dr. Mateus Rocha, Faculty Mentor
Restorative Dental Sciences
UFCD Student Seed Grant
“Optimization of impact stress distribution of sports mouthguards using 3D lattice structures:
$3,000 for One Year

Brandon Crowther, PI
3rd Year DMD Student
Dr. Dayane Oliviera, Faculty Mentor
Restorative Dental Sciences
UFCD Student Seed Grant
Synthesis of long-wavelenght activated photoinitiators based on coordination complexes”
$3,000 for One Year

Dr. Daniel McNeil, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, NIH/NIDDK U01DK123821
Vanderbilt-West Virginia (VWV) Collaborative: A HOPE Consortium Clinical Center”
$23,151 for One Year

Dr. Patricia Xirau-Probert, PI
College of Dentistry Multicultural Affairs
Dr. Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, Co-I
College of Nursing
Dr. Tiffany Pinedo, Co-I
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
UF Research, Advancing Racial Justice Award
“Building Community, Promoting Sense of Belonging and Wellbeing amongst UF’s Black Students, Staff and Faculty through West African Dance”
$64,000 for One Year

Dr. Robert M. Caudle, Multi-PI
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Kyle Allen, Multi-PI
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Co-I
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. M. Franklin Dolwick, Co-I
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Hari Kiran Parvataneni, Co-I
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine
Dr. Zhiguang Huo, Co-I
Biostatistics, College of Public Health & Health Professions
Dr. Kevin Otto, Co-I
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
NIH/NIAMS UC2AR082196
“Innervation of the knee and TMJ”
$5,878,996 for Three Years

Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
NIH/NIA/R01AG076082-01A1S1
 “Diversity Supplement for Kristina Bell: Biopsychosocial pain predictors of mobility decline in aging”
$141,646 for Two Years

September/October 2022

Dr. John Neubert, PI
Department of Orthodontics
“UFCD Seed Grant: Gene transcriptomic responses of the habenula to pain”
$14,359 for One Year

Dr. John Neubert

Dr. Jose Lemos, PI
Department of Oral Biology
American Academy of Cariology NIH/NIAID/R56AI172179
Second messenger nucleotides of Enserococcus faecalis
$439,107 for One Year

Jose Lemos

Callahan Katrak, PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Jacqueline Abranches, Mentor
Department of Oral Biology
American Academy of Cariology AGR00025568
“Exploring the role of catalase in synergism between Candida albicans and Streptococcus mutans”
$3,000 for Two Years

Callahan Katrak
Dr. Jacqueline Abranches

Dr. Emily Bartley, Multi-PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Meryl J. Alappattu, Multi-PI
Physical Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions
Dr. Jessica Sanderson Heft, Co-I
Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine
Dr. Terrie Vasilopoulos, Co-I
Anesthesiology, College of Medicine
NIH/NICHD/R21HD104957
“Phenotyping responses to optimize the management of pain treatment in endometriosis”
$419,375 for Two Years

Emily Bartley

Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Co-I
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
Dr. Anita Gohel, Co-I
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
Dr. Jos Aguirre, PI
Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
NIH/NIDCR/R21DE031449
“Osteocyte death in osteonecrosis of the jaw in rice rats: Role of necroptosis and temporal relationship with radiographic, molecular and histopathologic findings”
$37,154 for Two Years

Dr. Indraneel Bhattacharyya

Dr. Daniel W. McNeil, Multi-Pi
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Cheryl Bodiford, Multi-PI
Psychiatry, College of Medicine
NIH/NIDCR/UG3DE032004
“Implementing evidence-based behavioral skills in pediatric oral healthcare providers”
$652,742 for Two Years

Dr. Seunghee Cha, PI
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
University of Missouri, NIH/NIAID R34AI155318
“Phase I/IIa clinical trial using localized and systemic delivery of the P2X7 receptor antagonist AZD9056 for the treatment of salivary gland dysfunction in Sjögren’s syndrome patients”
$23,043 for One Year

Dr. Seunghee Cha

Dr. Josephine Esquivel, PI
Restorative Dental Sciences
Dr. Christopher D. Batich, Co-I
Materials Science Engineering, College of Engineering
Dr. Kesavalu Lakshmyya, Co-I
Department of Periodontology
Dr. Steven C. Ghivizzani, Co-I
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine
Dr. Ren Fan, Co-I
Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
NIH/NIDCR/R56DE025001
“Novel coated nanostructured implant surfaces to increase osseointegration and decrease peri-implantitis in a physiologic rat model”
$650,000 for One Year

Dr. Josephine F Esquivel-Upshaw

July/August 2022

Seung Jin (James) Jang, PI
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Zsolt Toth, Mentor
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Bernadett Papp, Co-Mentor
Department of Oral Biology
NIH/NIDCR F30DE0319567
“Gene regulatory role of vIRF1 in KSHV infection”
$76,639 for Two Years

James Jang
Dr. Zsolt Toth
Dr. Bernadett Papp

Dr. Margarete Ribeiro Dasilva, Multi-PI
Restorative Dental Science
Dr. Roger B. Fillingim, Multi-PI
Community Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Frank Gibson, Co-I
Department of Oral Biology
Dr. Cesar A. Migiorati, Co-I
Oral Maxillofacial and Diagnostic Sciences
Dr. Zhigang Li, Co-I
Biostatyistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions
NIH/NIDCR UG3DE030433
“Photobiomodulatoin for the management of Temporomandibular disorder pain”
$559.388 for One Year

Margarete Ribeiro Dasilva
Roger Fillingim