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Student Research

The Department of Geriatrics faculty mentor students for research through a variety of avenues. Three of these avenues include the Charles R. Mathews Geriatrics Education and Research Scholarships, the Bridge to Clinical Medicine Community Service Preceptorship and Research Experience, and the FSU College of Medicine Division of Research, Summer Research Fellowships.

 

Charles R. Mathews Geriatrics Education and Research Scholarships

For more information about this scholarship and an overview of the projects funded, view the Charles R. Mathews Geriatrics Education and Research Scholarships website.

 

Bridge to Clinical Medicine Community Service Preceptorship and Research Experience

The Bridge to Clinical Medicine major of the M.S. Program in Biomedical Sciences is designed to expand the pool of successful medical school applications from medically underserved, rural, and inner-city communities.  The following Bridge students have been mentored by Department faculty:

2014-2015 Student Research

FSU Bridge Student: Bryno Gay
Project Title: “Aging Stereotypes and Fitness in Older Adults: The Association with Cognition”
Faculty Advisor: Antonio Terracciano, Ph.D.

2013-2014 Student Research

FSU Bridge Student: Stephanie Poteau
Project Title: “Exploring Depression in Older Adults - Understanding the impact of stigma on individual experiences”
Faculty Advisors: Suzanne Baker, M.A. and Angelina Sutin, Ph.D.

Read more about this research study under Faculty Research.

FSU Bridge Student: Mauricio Parra-Ferro
Project Title: “Medication Use Among Residents of a Residential Memory Care Unit”
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Granville, M.D.

Read more about this research study under Faculty Research.

FSU Bridge Student: Lauren Stewart
Project Title: “Uric Acid and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Individuals with Cognitive Impairments”
Faculty Advisors: Antonio Terracciano, Ph.D. and Angelina Sutin, Ph.D.

Read more about this research study under Faculty Research.

2012-2013 Student Research

FSU Bridge Student: Lindsay Gardner
Project Title: “Use of ‘Go Wish’ Cards in Persons With Mild Cognitive Impairment”
Faculty Advisor: Ken Brummel-Smith, M.D. and Elizabeth Menkin, M.D.

Read more about this research study under Faculty Research.

2011-2012 Student Research

FSU Bridge Student: Marielys Figueroa-Sierra and Makandall Saint-Eloi
Project Title: “An Assessment of Baseline Characteristics of Older Persons Registering for Care at the Transition Center: A pilot project using interRAI™ instruments as a comprehensive assessment”
Faculty Advisor: Niharika Suchak, M.B.B.S., M.H.S., F.A.C.P.

View the interRAI Contact Assessment in Transitional Care [pdf] poster that Marielys Figueroa-Sierra and Makandall Saint-Eloi presented at the 2013 American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.

View the interRAI Contact Assessment in Transitional Care [pdf] poster that Marielys Figueroa-Sierra presented at the 2012 Florida Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.

 

Division of Research, FSU Summer Research Fellowships for Medical Students

Each year, the Division of Research at the FSU College of Medicine provides student research fellowships to FSU medical students who work with faculty within the college.

2015 Student Research

FSU Medical Student: Lauren Jeck 
Project Title: Medical Students and the Dying Patient: Reflections on Advanced Illness and Palliative Care 
Faculty Advisors: Kenneth Brummel-Smith and Suzanne Baker, MA

View the Medical Students and the Dying Patient: Reflections on Advanced Illness and Palliative Care [pdf] poster that Lauren presented at the 2015 College of Medicine Research Fair. 

 

FSU Medical Student: Stephanie Poteau
Project Title: Exploring Depression in Older African-American Adults: The Impact of Stigma on Individual Experience
Faculty Advisors: Angelina Sutin, Ph.D. and Suzanne Baker, M.A.

 

 

FSU Medical Student: Derek McCranie
Project Title: "Review of Chocking Events in a Disabled Population"
Faculty Advisors: Lisa Granville, M.D., Julia Weeks, M.D., and Suzanne Baker, MA 

View the Review of Chocking Events in a Disabled Population [pdf]poster that Derek presented at the 2015 College of Medicine Research Fair.

2014 Student Research

All summer research projects for 2014 were funded by the Charles R. Mathews Geriatrics Education and Research Scholarship

2013 Student Research

FSU Medical Student: Jason Gronert
Project Title: "Understanding Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and Their Impact on Life-Space in Older Adults"
Faculty Advisor: Lisa Granville, M.D.

Read more about this research study under Faculty Research.

View the Understanding Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and Their Impact on Life-Space in Older Adults [pdf] poster that Jason Gronert presented at the 2014 College of Medicine Research Fair. 

FSU Medical Student: Hanna Lee
Project Title: "Identifying Adverse Events After Discharge from a Community Hospital"
Faculty Advisors: John Agens, M.D., Stephen Quintero, M.D., and Dennis Tsilimingras, M.D., M.P.H.

Read more about this research study under Faculty Research.

View the Post-Discharge Adverse Events of Individuals Age 65 and Older [pdf] poster that Hanna Lee presented at the 2014 College of Medicine Research Fair.

FSU Medical Student: Christine McLaughlin
Project Title: “Use of the ‘Go Wish’ Cards in Persons with Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease”
Faculty Advisor: Ken Brummel-Smith, M.D.

Read more about this research study under Faculty Research.

View The Effect of Go Wish Game in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease [pdf] poster that Christine McLaughlin presented at the 2014 College of Medicine Research Fair.