Current Research

Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum, Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Education Director and Professor, Internal Medicine, is participating with Diana Williams and Pamela Keel in research on binge-eating -- Biobehavioral Prediction Of Illness Trajectory In BulimicSyndromes. Submitted to National Institute of Mental Health -- funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.


 

The centerpiece for departmental research includes the FSU Autism Institute, headed by Dr. Amy Wetherby, distinguished research professor, and includes a research network to study various aspects of Autism Related Disorders and Developmental Disabilities. This research network spans to community field research and provides screening and behavioral intervention to children throughout Florida who have Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Gerry Maitland, a neurologist in the Clinical Sciences Department, is co-founder of the Neuroscience Center and of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. He is intensely involved in the participation of our medical students in a variety of clinical research projects and also has research interests in movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disease.

 

Simone MJ, Appelbaum JS. Addressing the Needs of Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adults. Clinical Geriatrics 2011;19(2):38-45.

Bradley EL III.  Controlled Regional Arterial Infusion:  Has the promise been confirmed?  Pancreas, 2011, in press.

Steinberg WM, Barkin JS, Bradley EL III, DiMagno E, Layer P (editors) Can neoplastic cystic masses in the head of the pancreas be safely and adequately removed without a Whipple resection?  Pancreas 2010;38:721-727.

Bradley EL III, Dexter ND. Management of Severe Acute Pancreatitis:  A Surgical Odyssey. Ann Surg  2010;251:6-17.

Jackson, C. Danforth, D. & Walker, D. Outcomes of Integrating Hybrid Simulation into an OSCE. Simulation in Healthcare.

A Daniel Martin, Barbara K Smith, Paul D Davenport, Eloise Harman, Ricardo J Gonzalez-Rothi, Maher Baz,A Joseph Layon, Michael J Banner, Lawrence J Caruso, Harsha Deoghare, Tseng-Tien Huang, Andrea Gabrielli . Inspiratory muscle strength training improves weaning outcome in failure to wean patients: a randomized trial. Critical Care 2011, 15:R84 (2-14)LaPointe LL, Stierwalt J, Maitland CG., “Cognitive loading and injurious falls in parkinson’s disease”. International journal speech-language pathology.

Maitland CG. Parkinson’s Disease and Non Motor  Dysfunction, 2nd E. Springer Co., New York, New York entitled “Vestibular dysfunction in Parkinsonism”.

Wetherby, A., Guthrie, W., Lord, C., Woods, J., Petkova, E., Huang, L., Pierce, K., Shumway, S., Thurm, A., & Ozonoff, S. The Early Screening for Autism and Communication Disorders (ESAC): Preliminary field-testing of an autism-specific screening tool for children 12 to 36 months of age.

Danforth, D. & Granville, L. (in press). Health and Physical Assessment. In Alexander, I, Hood, K. & Johnson-Mallard, V. Comprehensive women’s health care. St.Louis: Elsevier.

Hayden, D., Wetherby, A., Cleary, J. & Prizant, B.  Early Motor Control Scales.  Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
 

Woods ME, Maitland CG, Heilman KM, White KD, Williamson J. Shifts in hemispatial attention over time with repeated-trials line bisection. International Neuropsychological Society COnference. Boston, Massachusetts. February 2-5, 2011.

Maitland CG, Vennelaganti S. Peripheral nerve involvement in giant cell arteritis. North American Neuro Ophthalmology Society. Vancouver, Canada. February 5-10, 2011.
 
Maitland CG, Harris D, Specht J. Downbeat nystagmus and convergence spasm in a patient with GAD autoimmunity syndrome. North American Neuro Ophthalmology Society. Vancouver, Canada. February 5-10, 2011.

Maitland CG, Sheriff C, Novaro S, Specht J. Low contrast visual acuity is decreased in patients with Parkinsonism. The MDS 15th International Congress of Pakinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Toronto, Canada. June 5-9, 2011.

LaPointe L, Maitland CG, Steirwalt J, Apel L.:Effects of cognitive-linguistic load and on-off medication cycles on gait variability in Parkinson’s Disease. Conference on Motor Speech. Savannah, Georgia. March 4-7, 2010.

Walch M, Anderson E, Specht J,Maitland CG: Dizziness in the diabetic: The relative contribution of vestibular versus somatosensory and their implications for therapeutic intervention. American Academy of Neurology. Ontario, Canada. April 10-17, 2010.

Sheriff C, Campbell-Novaro S, Specht J, Maitland CG: Examination of patients with Parkinsonism utilizing low contrast sensitivity  and Optical Coherence Tomography.North American Neuro Ophthalmology Society. Tuszon, AZ. March 8-12, 2010.

Maitland CG, LaPointe L, Steirwalt J, Davis T, Casey J. Injurious Falls in Neurologic Disease: Effects of Cognitive-Linguistic Loading. 4th World Congress on Voice. Seoul, Korea. September 6-9, 2010.

Book. L. & Wetherby, A. (November, 2010). Early Red Flags for ASD in the Home Environment.  Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, California.

Richmond, A. & Wetherby, A. (November, 2010). Joint Engagement Skills of Children at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, California.

Chambers, N., Wetherby, A., Grinker, R., & Kauchali, S. (November, 2010). Early behavioural characteristics of ASD in diverse cultures in the US and Africa “Early Autism Project”.  Presentation at the Conference on Autism and Developmental Disabilities: the South African Context hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Autism Speaks, Durban, South Africa.

Wetherby, A. (August, 2010).  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Disparities in the Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop, Washington, DC “Autism Spectrum Disorders Early Diagnosis”

Book, L., McCoy, D., & Wetherby, A. (May, 2010). Early red flags of autism spectrum disorders in toddlers in the home environment. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bartley, J., Swineford, L., & Wetherby, A. (May, 2010). Parents’ use of language that follows the attention of. toddlers with ASD.  Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Reinhardt, V. & Wetherby, A. (May, 2010). Diagnostic features at time of first diagnosis in young toddlers with toddlers with autism spectrum disorder.  Oral presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Guthrie, W., Morgan, L., Barber, A., Schatschneider, C., Lord, C., & Wetherby, A., (May, 2010). Unfolding of social communication and repetitive movements over the second and third years of life in children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wetherby, A. (May, 2010). Identifying young children with autism spectrum disorder through general population screening. Scientific panel presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.