Awarded Research Grants

UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences

Health Sciences

Investigating the Underlying Mechanisms of Disparities in Sleep Deficiencies in Children

  • PI: Keith Brazendale
  • Co-PI: Ana Leon
  • Amount: $5,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT)
    Health Sciences

    Understanding Barriers to Implementation of a Refugee Mental Health Assessment for Newly Arrived Refugees in Central Florida

  • PI: Asli Cennet Yalim
  • Co-PI: Katia Ferdowsi
  • Amount: $5,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT)
    Health Sciences

    A Qualitative Assessment of QOL Among Testicular Cancer Survivors

  • PI: Michael J. Rovito
  • Co-PI: Humberto Lopez Castillo
  • Co-PI: L. Taliaferro
  • Amount: $5,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT)
    Health Sciences

    Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Low-Income Minority Women with Prior Gestational Diabetes

  • PI: Jaqueline Lamanna
  • Co-PI: Susan Quelly
  • Co-Is: Jeanette Garcia
  • Co-Is: Angeline Bushy
  • Amount: $10,000 | Timeframe: 11/01/2019 - 09/01/2020
    Funding Type: Foundation/Industry
    Funding Agency: Swift Family Grant Foundation
    Social Work

    Program Evaluation Services for K9 Partners for Patriots

  • PI: James Whitworth
  • Amount: $49,840 | Timeframe: 08/01/2019 - 07/31/2021
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: K9 Partners for Patriots
    Health Sciences

    Development of a Family-Centered Cooking Class for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • PI: Jeanette Garcia
  • Co-PI: Keith Brazendale
  • Co-PI: Eunkyung “Muriel” Lee
  • Co-PI: Shawn Lawrence
  • Amount: $25,000 | Timeframe: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Healthy Weight Research Network
    Social Work

    AECR: Deaf Women’s Experience Receiving Trauma Related Services After Intimate Partner Violence

  • PI: Reshawna Chapple
  • Amount: $7,500 | Timeframe: 05/01/2019 - 04/30/2020
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: University of Central Florida, Office of Research
    Health Sciences

    Development of a Bilingual Measurement Instrument for Sexual Positioning, Identity and Behavior and its Co-Factors Among Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

  • PI: Humberto Lopez Castillo
  • Amount: $7,500 | Timeframe: 05/01/2019 - 04/30/2021
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: UCF VPR Advancement of Early Cancer Researchers (AECR)
    Social Work

    The Florida REACH Translation Project: Translating an EBP for an Outpatient Clinical Setting

  • PI: Tracy Wharton
  • Co-PI: Daniel Paulson
  • Amount: $94,999 | Timeframe: 02/14/2019 - 09/29/2021
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Florida Department of Health: Ed & Ethel Moore Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program
    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Preparing Special Education Teachers and Speech-Language Practitioners in Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • PI: Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.
  • Co-PI: Jacqueline Towson
  • Amount: $250,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2023
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education
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