Small Grant Awardees

2018 Awardees

  • Babak Bazrgari, PhD

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

    Babak Bazrgari, PhD

    Elizabeth Salt, PhD, RN, APRN

    College of Nursing

    The role of biochemical factors in low back pain among nurses

    Salt
  • Medhi Khosravi, MD

    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

    Mehdi Khosravi, MD, FCCP

    Lu-Yuan Lee, PhD

    Department of Physiology, College of Medicine

    Assessing effects of electronic cigarettes on airway function in asthma

    Lu-Yuan Lee, PhD
  • Mahesh Kudrimoti, MD

    Department of Radiation Medicine, College of Medicine

    Mahesh Kudrimoti, M.D.

    Guoqiang Yu, PhD

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

    Diffuse Optical Imaging of Head/Neck Tumor Hemodynamics for Early Prediction of Chemo-Radiation Therapy Outcomes

    Guoqiang Yu, PhD
  • Justin Fraser, MD

    Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine

    Justin Fraser, MD

    Jill Roberts, PhD

    Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, College of Medicine

    Development of a novel mouse surgical model of moyamoya syndrome

    Jill Roberts, PhD
  • Melinda Ickes, PhD

    Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, College of Education

    Predictors of Juul Use Among Young Adults

    Melinda J. Ickes, PhD
  • Keith Pennypacker, PhD

    Department of Neurology, College of Medicine

    Staring into the Void: Examination of the Blood Distal to Thrombi Offers Insight Into Ischemic Stroke In the Human Condition

    Keith Pennypacker, PhD
  • Donita Lightner, MD

    Department of Neurology, College of Medicine

    Role of Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 patients

    Donita Lightner, MD
  • Cale Jacobs, PhD

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine

    Progression of Inflammatory and Cartilage Biomarkers Following Acute First-Time Patellar or Shoulder Dislocation

    Cale Jacobs, PhD

2017 Awardees

  • Romulo Albuquerque, DDS, MD, PhD

    Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine

    Novel Application of Eulerian Video Magnification for Assessment of Choroidal Perfusion 

    Romulo Albuquerque, DDS, MD, PhD
  • Joneen Lowman, PhD

    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Sciences

    Joneen Lowman, PhD

    Christina Studts, PhD

    Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

    Telehealth for Rural Children with Hearing Loss (ToRCH)

    Christina Studts, PhD

2016 Awardees

  • Yasuhiro, Suzuki, PhD

    Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine

    Association of Acute Toxoplasma infection with development of Crohn's Disease

    Yasuhiro Suzuki, Ph.D.

2015 Awardees

  • Alicia Fedewa, PhD

    Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology, College of Education

    Pedal Power: A pilot study to assess the use of FitDesks® in schools to enhance physical activity and reduce childhood obesity

    Alicia Fedewa, PhD
  • Elizabeth Fettrow, PhD

    Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion, College of Education

    Promoting healthy eating among members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lexington

    Elizabeth Fettrow, PhD
  • Bradley Fleenor, PhD

    Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion, College of Education

    Arterial stiffness in a high-risk obese adolescent population

    Bradley Fleenor, PhD
  • Justin Fraser, MD

    Department of Neurological Surgery, College of Medicine

    Radion Necrosis

    Justin Fraser, MD
  • Karin High, PhD

    Department of Physiology, College of Medicine

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine as Pain therapy in Chronic Pancreatitis 

    Karin High, PhD
  • Peggy Keller, PhD

    Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

    Improving Health Outcomes in Underserved Populations: The Role of Family Stress

    Peggy Keller, PhD
  • Michelle Martel, PhD

    Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

    Estradiol, ADHD and Risk-Taking

    Michelle Martel, PhD
  • Michael Paul Murphy, PhD

    Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, College of Medicine

    A Novel biomarker for the assessment of Alzheimer's disease

    Michael Paul Murphy, PhD
  • Stefan Stamm, PhD

    Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, College of Medicine

    Determining market genes for sudemycin E treatment

    Stefan Stamm, PhD
  • Christina Studts, PhD

    Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health

    Development of an Ultra-Brief Screening Tool for Preschoolers' Behaviors: Expanded Provider Survey

    Christina Studts, PhD

2014 Awardees

  • Terrence Barrett, MD

    Department of Gastroenterology, College of Medicine

    Determine prevalence of Sarcopenia in Liver Transplant recipients at the University of Kentucky, analyze its impact on post transplant outcome and evaluate reversibility of sarcopenia after liver transplant

    Terrence Barrett, MD
  • Martha Biddle, PhD

    Department of Nursing Instruction, College of Nursing

    A Dietary Antioxidant Intervention for Secondary Prevention of CVD

    Martha Biddle, PhD
  • Roberto Cardarelli, DO

    Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine

    Development and validation of a clinically practical patient assessment: Engagement, Literacy and Adherence (P-ELA)

    Roberto Cardarelli, DO
  • Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD, RN

    Department of Nursing, College of Nursing

    Tobacco Policies in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities 

    Amanda Fallin-Bennett, PhD
  • Beatriz Hanaoka, MD

    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

    Skeletal muscle in rheumatoid arthritis 

    Beatriz Hanaoka, MD
  • Philip Kern, MD

    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

    Fish oil metabolism and inflammation in diabetes

    Philip Kern
  • Lu-Yuan Lee, PhD

    Department of Physiology, College of Medicine

    Exploring the role of TRPV1 in asthma exacerbation 

    Lu-Yuan Lee, PhD
  • Amr El-Husseini Mohamed, MD

    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

    Advancement in the Understanding of Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder

    Amr El-Husseini Mohamed, MD
  • Richard Murphy, MD

    Department of Neurology, College of Medicine

    Home Safety in the Elderly: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research focused on Assessment of Knowledge, Needs and Barriers

    Richard Murphy, MD
  • David Orren, PhD

    Graduate Center for Toxicology, College of Medicine

    Carcinogenic Biomarkers related to Use of Conventional and Electronic Cigarettes

    David K. Orren, PhD
  • Hiroshi Saito, PhD

    Departments of Surgery and Physiology, College of Medicine

    The Role of Visceral Adipose Tissue in Sepsis

    Hiroshi Saito, PhD
  • Maya E. Guglin, MD, PhD

    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

    Maya E. Guglin, MD, PhD

    Jonathan Satin, PhD

    Department of Physiology, College of Medicine

    Ivabradine versus Carvedilol in Mice with Heart Failure 

    Jonathan Satin, Ph.D.
  • Lars Wagner, MD

    Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, College of Medicine

    Investigation of Propranolog Premedication to Reduct FDG Uptake in Brown Adipose Tissue on PET Scans of Pediatric Cancer Patients

    Lars Wagner, MD
  • Guoqiang Yu, PhD

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

    Development of noncontact Diffuse Correlation Tomography for 3-D Flow Imaging of Deep Tissue Injuries/Wounds 

    Guoqiang Yu, PhD

2013 Awardees

  • Babak Bazrgari, PhD

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

    Lumbar Spine Loads in US Military Service Members with Lower Extremity Amputation during Steady-State Level Walking

    Babak Bazrgari, PhD
  • Emily Brouwer, PhD

    Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science, College of Pharmacy

    Understanding HIV-infected patients' perceptions of Medicaid insurance coverage

    Emily Brouwer, PhD
  • Justin Fraser, MD

    Department of Neurological Surgery, College of Medicine

    Neuroprotective effects of intra-arterial verapamil when administered in acute ischemic stroke

    Justin Fraser, MD
  • Roberto Gedaly, MD

    Department of Surgery-Transplant, College of Medicine

    Generate FH535 Derivatives and Identify FH535 Binding Protein(s) in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cell Lines

    Roberto Gedaly, MD
  • Jennifer Moylan, PhD

    Department of Physiology, College of Medicine

    Identification of tumor paracrine factors that trigger skeletal muscle wasting

    Jennifer Moylan, PhD
  • Carl Leukefeld

    Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine

    Carl G Leukefeld

    Claire Snell-Rood, PhD

    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine

    Depression in Appalachian Kentucky: identifying social-cultural factors which limit women's treatment seeking

    Claire Snell-Root, PhD
  • Jospeh Stemple, PhD

    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences

    The relationship of established aging biomarkers and voice decline in the elderly

    Joseph Stemple, PhD
  • Hsin-Sheng Yang, PhD

    Department of Toxicology, College of Medicine

    The combination of OSI-906 and PF-4708671 inhibits metastatic colon tumor cell growth

    Hsin-Sheng Yang, PhD
  • Frederique Yiannokours, PhD

    Department of Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology, College of Medicine

    Macrophages infiltration in adipose tissue stimulates the local generation of Angiotensin II production through the prorenin/renin receptor during the development of obesity related hypertension

     

    Yiannikouris, Frederique B, PhD