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Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., serves as co-investigator on a USDA-funded trial to examine the effects of dieting and calcium supplements on weight loss and bone mineral density among post-menopausal women. 

Rob Glueckauf, Ph.D., received a three-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and a supplemental grant from the Johnny Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute, to begin March 31, for his research, "African-American Alzheimer’s Caregiver Training and Support project (ACTS).'' The primary purpose of the project is to compare the effects of telephone-based cognitive-behavioral (CB) versus face-to-face CB intervention for African-American dementia caregivers on changes in depressive effect and health status over time. The Byrd Institute is providing $122,000 in additional support.

Glueckauf received a one-year grant effective Oct. 1, 2007 from the Johnny Byrd Sr. Alzheimer’s Center & Research Institute for his research, “Parish Nurse-Led Problem Solving Counseling for Rural Dementia Caregivers: Initial Outcome Evaluation.’’ The goal of the project is to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of training volunteer nurses to provide cognitive-behavioral therapy to economically disadvantaged caregivers of older adults with dementia.

Sanjay Kumar, M.S., Ph.D., is the recipient of a $16,000 grant from the FSU Council on Research and Creativity. The grant is part of a CRC program providing funds to first-year assistant professors to facilitate research and creativity during their first summer at FSU. The principal investigators funded through the program are critiqued on grant-writing skills in preparation for anticipated future efforts to seek external research funding. Kumar joined the department of biomedical sciences at the College of Medicine as a tenure-track scientist with research focusing on the cellular mechanisms of neocortical function.


Maggie Blackburn, M.D., has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, a 21-member citizens’ panel of nationally recognized experts who provide recommendations on rural health and human services issues to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ed Bradley III, M.D., will serve as a visiting professor, East Tennessee State University, May 22-23.

Rob Campbell, M.D., was selected by peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America 2007-2008 database.

Arthur Clements, M.D., was elected President Elect of The Florida Obstetric and Gynecologic Society. Dr. Clements currently serves on the society’s board of directors.

Mariana Dangiolo, M.D., assistant professor in the department of geriatrics, achieved board-certified status in geriatrics. Dr. Dangiolo also is board-certified in family medicine.

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D., was elected to the American Psychological Association’s board of directors for a three-year term that began in January.

Joan Y. Meek, M.D., M.S., was elected as the vice-chairman of the United States Breastfeeding Committee, an organization with representatives from both governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in breastfeeding support.  The committee meets twice a year in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Meek continues to serve as the chairman of the Education Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding. 


John E. Agens, M.D., clinical assistant professor of geriatrics with the Tallahassee regional campus, delivered the speech, “Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, the Chronic Care Model, and Medical Home: Clinical, Utilization, and Functional Outcomes,’’ at the Florida Medical Association’s Actively Aging CME Conference, Jan. 25-26, in Tallahassee.

Edward Bradley III, M.D., “The Birth and Development of Pancreatic Surgery: A 20th Century Coming Out Party,’’ to be presented at East Tennessee State University, May 23.

Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., co-authored two presentations, including “Weight Loss Outcomes in an Applied Clinical Setting: Translating Research to Practice” and “Self-Efficacy and Decisional Balance at Different Stages of Change for Weight Loss in Predominantly African American Female Primary Care Patients” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., co-authored “Psychosocial Characteristics of Two Samples of Women Recruited for Physical Activity Interventions,” presented at the American Heart Association’s Annual Research Symposium in Chicago, Ill.

Donna J. Jacobi, M.D., led a workshop on transitional care that included early findings from the ElderCare Health Recovery Project in Escambia County at the Florida Conference on Aging in August, 2007 in Miami. ElderCare was also featured in a regional Communities for a Lifetime forum Dec. 13, 2007 in Pensacola.

Dr. Jacobi will discuss nursing home diversion and related transitional care issues with an advisory group for the Department of Elder Affairs' strategic planning on Feb. 18 in Tallahassee. 

Santiago Martinez, M.D., presented, “Current debate about LABA’’ at the Regional Asthma Congress in Hurgada, Red Sea, Egypt, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2007. Dr. Martinez also presented at the Honduran Society of Allergists and Immunologists in July.

Joan Y. Meek, M.D., M.S., gave presentations on "Obesity and Breastfeeding" for the North Carolina WIC Nutrition annual conference in June in Greensboro, N.C., and at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. in September. Dr. Meek presented an "Evidence-Based Review of Breastfeeding" for pediatric Grand Rounds at Arnold Palmer Medical Center in Orlando in August. She discussed "Supplementation in the Breastfed Infant" with the Lactation Consultant Association of Greater Washington, in Fairfax, Va., in September.  Dr. Meek presented a CME program for the pediatric department on "Practical Strategies for Breastfeeding Management" at North Collier Hospital in Naples in October.

Dr. Meek was the course director and a presenter at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's 12th Annual International Conference's "What Every Physician Needs to Know about Breastfeeding" and presented two sessions on Breastfeeding Counseling Skills for the Pediatrician at the American Academy of Pediatric National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, both in October.     

Karen Myers, A.R.N.P., presented “Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine’’ to the FSU Honors Medical Seminar course, Feb. 7. She also presented “Advanced Practice Nurses – who are we and what can we do?” to the Student Association for Pre-Health Professionals, Jan. 15; and “Evidence Based Medicine -what is it and how does it affect my clinical practice?” to the Council of Nurse Practitioners, Tallahassee Chapter, Jan. 17.

James Olcese, Ph.D., along with graduate students as co-authors, presented “Per1 expression in mammalian gonadotropes’’ at the 37th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego in November. Olcese and graduate students also presented “Melatonin regulates oxytocin receptor mRNA expression in human myometrium’’ at the 89th meeting of the Endocrine Society in Toronto, Canada, in June.

Curtis Stine, M.D., and colleagues presented ““Student Evaluation of Faculty in One-on One Student-Faculty Pairs” at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Predoctoral Education Conference in Portland, Ore., Jan. 24-27, 2008.

Dr. Stine, Elena Reyes, Ph.D., and College of Medicine students Nicole Courtois and Elizabeth Brooks presented a poster session, “Igniting Medical Student Passions to Serve the Underserved Via Activities of a Student Organization,” at the STFM Predoctoral Education Conference in Portland, Ore., Jan. 24-27, 2008.

Dr. Stine and Reyes moderated a common interest breakfast entitled, “Rewarding and Recognizing Student Involvement in the Care of Underserved Populations,” at the STFM Predoctoral Education Conference in Portland, Ore., Jan. 24-27, 2008.

Eugene Trowers, M.D., presented “Effective Presentation Skills and Use of PowerPoint Slides’’ at the AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, Sept. 8-10, in Miami. The seminar was sponsored jointly by the AAMC and the Harvard Medical School department of continuing education.


Edward Bradley III, M.D., published “Surgery of acute pancreatitis’’ in the American Journal of Surgery.

Dr. Bradley and colleagues published “Intervention in necrotizing pancreatitis: An evidence-based review of surgical and radiologic therapeutic alternatives’’ in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Ken Brummel-Smith, M.D., wrote “Alternatives to Oral Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction,’’ published in the journal Clinical Geriatrics, Vol. 15.

Dr. Brummel-Smith wrote “Optimal Aging, Part I: Demographics and Definitions,’’ published in the journal Annals of Long Term Care and “What Strategies are really Effective for the Management of AD?’’ for Applied Neurology, February 2007.

Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., co-authored “Outcomes from the Women's Wellness Project: A Community-Focused Physical Activity Trial for Women” published in Preventive Medicine. 

Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., and colleagues published “Promoting Physical Activity for Low-Income Minority Women in Primary Care” in the American Journal of Health Behavior. 

Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., authored “The Role of Mindfulness in Behavior Change” to be published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal

Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., and colleagues co-authored “Is Physical Activity a Gateway Behavior for Diet? Findings from a Physical Activity Trial” to be published in the upcoming special issue (Conceptualizing Multiple Health Risk Behavior Research) of Preventive Medicine

Mary Gerend, Ph.D. and Janet Shepherd, M.D., published “Using message framing to promote acceptance of the human papillomavirus vaccine” in the November issue of Health Psychology. Gerend and colleagues published “Osteoporosis prevention among young women: Psychosocial models of calcium consumption and weight-bearing exercise” in the September issue of Health Psychology.

Gerend and first-year medical student Zita Magloire published, “Awareness, Knowledge, and Beliefs about Human Papillomavirus in a Racially Diverse Sample of Young Adults’’ in Journal of Adolescent Health.

Rob Glueckauf, Ph.D., authored “Telehealth and Older Adults with Chronic Illness: New Frontier for Research and Practice,’’ for a special section on telehealth in the journal Clinical Gerontologist, Vol 31, Issue I. In the same issue Glueckauf and colleagues authored the articles “Telehealth and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An Intensive Case Study Approach’’ and “Telephone-based Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Distressed Rural Dementia Caregivers: Initial Findings.’’

Glueckauf and colleagues authored “Health care for the whole person: Research update,’’ for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Volume 38.

Glueckauf and colleagues authored “Interdisciplinary research issues in e-Mental health,’’ for Journal of Rural Mental Health, Volume 31, Issue 1.

Glueckauf and colleagues authored “Distance education in professional training in psychology,’’ for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Volume 38.

Reena Hemrajani, (M.D., ’06) along with clerkship faculty Warren Amos, M.D., David Mann, M.D., and colleague authored, “Use of sargramostim as maintenance therapy in patients with stage IV melanoma at high risk for systemic recurrence,’’ for the August issue of Melanoma Research.

Jamila Horabin, Ph.D., edited a volume in the Methods in Molecular Biology series, Vol. 397, Hedgehog Signaling Protocols, Humana Press.

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Ph.D., chaired a workshop report on international research in the behavioral sciences. The full report is being published by the National Academy of Sciences.

Johnson, pediatrics clerkship faculty Larry Deeb, M.D., project manager Camilla Lamp and colleagues published “Prevalence of Overweight in North Florida Elementary and Middle School Children: Effects of Age, Sex, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status’’ in the Journal of School Health, Nov. 2007.

Johnson and colleagues published, “Participant and Parent Experiences in the Parenteral Insulin Arm of the Diabetes Prevention Trial for Type 1 Diabetes,’’ in Diabetes Care, Sept. 2007.

Edward C. Klatt, M.D., has published versions in Spanish and Chinese of the book: “Robbins & Cotran Atlas of Pathology,’’ Elsevier, Madrid and Beijing, 2007.

Nir Menachemi, Ph.D., M.P.H., Robert Brooks, M.D., M.B.A., and colleagues authored, “The Differential Performance Effects of Healthcare Information Technology Adoption’’ for Information Systems Management.

Menachemi, Dr. Brooks and colleagues authored, “To Outsource or Not to Outsource? Examining the Effects of Outsourcing IT Functions on Financial Performance in Hospitals’’ for Health Care Management Review.

Menachemi, Askar Chukmaitov, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., Charles Saunders, Dr. Brooks and colleague authored, “Quality of Care differs by Patient Characteristics: Outcome Disparities after Ambulatory Surgical Procedures’’ for the American Journal of Medical Quality.

Menachemi, Saunders, Dr. Chukmaitov, Dr. Brooks and colleague authored, “Hospital Adoption of Information Technologies and Improved Patient Safety: A Study of 98 Hospitals in Florida’’ for the Journal of Healthcare Management.  2007;52(6):398-409.

Dr. Chukmaitov, Menachemi, Saunders, Dr. Brooks and colleague authored, “A Comparative Study of Quality Outcomes in Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Hospital-based Outpatient Departments: 1997-2004’’ for Health Services Research.

Menachemi, Dr. Chukmaitov, Saunders and Dr. Brooks authored, “Hospital Quality of Care: Does Information Technology Matter: The Relationship between Information Technology Adoption & Quality of Care’’ for Health Care Management Review.

Michael Muszynski, M.D., authored the chapter, “Skin and soft tissue infections’’ for the book Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Elsevier publications, 2008.

James Olcese, Ph.D., and colleague authored a peer-reviewed article, “Transcriptional inhibition of oxytocin receptor expression in human myometrial cells by melatonin involves protein kinase C signaling’’ for the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Olcese and colleagues authored “E-box regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor expression in immortalized gonadotrope cells’’ for Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology.

Olcese authored a book chapter, “Melatonin effects on uterine physiology” in Melatonin: from Molecules to Therapy for Nova Science Publishers.

Olcese and colleagues authored a book chapter, “Melatonin” in Treatment of the Postmenopausal Woman: Basic and Clinical for Aspects, 3rd edition, Academic Press.

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