Funded Grant Programs & Projects

2015-2016 Funded Grant Programs, Projects and Contracts

Alcon, Inc.: An Industry Contract to study how people view themselves and others when it comes to aging.
Primary Investigator: Heather Hausenblas, PhD
The purpose of this study is to conduct a study to understand how people view themselves and others when it comes to aging. In partnership with Alcon, the makers of Multifocal contacts, the study would target the Gen X population (ages 38 – 54) to better understand this age group’s perceptions on aging
Baptist Health: Baptist Health 2015-16 Residency Program
Primary Investigator: Kathleen Kavanagh, DMH, MSN, ED, RN
The purpose of this agreement is initiate a training plan for Baptist Health (BH) employees, develop a core curriculum and modular educational choices to improve healthcare workforce competencies within the GN/RN Nurse Residency Program. This will ultimately improve health outcomes in patient populations.
Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and State of Florida: Jacksonville University - Community Health Outreach Nurse Managed Clinic.
Primary Investigator: Leigh Hart, PhD and Christine Sapienza, PhD
The purpose of this prgram is to expand nurse practitioner services and provide clinical mental health services to a community health outreach location in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Whitney George, Dr. Teresa MacGregor, and Dr. Sharon Wilburn are contributing faculty on this project.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) - Paraprofessionals and Professional Certified Recovery Peer Specialist Program.
Primary Investigator: Sharon Wilburn
The grant funds the Paraprofessional and Professional Certified Recovery Peer Specialist Program with Lutheran Services Florida - LSF Health Systems with Jacksonville University, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. 
Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program: Athletic Trainer Assistantship Program
Primary Investigator: Christopher Robertson, PhD
The purpose of this agreement is to establish a comprehensive athletic training program that will enable certified athletic trainers to pursue a Master of Science in Kinesiological Sciences (MSKS) from JU while simultaneously completing an athletic training Assistantship within Duval County Public Schools. The MSKS program is proposed to begin fall 2016.  
Private Family Foundation: Development of Online Patient and Caregiver interactive guides for Airway Protection in Parkinson’s Disease
Primary Investigator: Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP
The purpose of this grant is to develop online patient and caregiver interactive guides for airway protection in Parkinson's disease.
Health Tech Consultants: Community Transformation through Permanent Housing Project
Primary Investigator: Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP
The purpose of this agreement is to conduct an evaluation that contributes to the literature and evidence-base regarding permanent supportive housing’s (PSA) cost-effectiveness and i​mpact on ending homelessness and reducing individual’s use of emergency public services.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: The Effects of Chair-side Yoga on Nursing Students During Class
Primary Investigator: Bobbi Logsdon DNP, FNP-BC
The purpose of this grant is to study the effects of chair-side yoga on nursing students during class.​​

The American Dental Association Foundation: Give Kids a Smile
Primary Investigator: Sawsan Tabbaa, DDS. MS. ABO
Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics established the Give Kids A Smile (JU SO GKAS) program for the first time at JU. The American Dental Association Foundation’s annual national GKAS effort provides free Oral Hygiene Kits to children who urgently need help with oral and tooth health.Twenty boxes of Colgate kits were delivered. Each box contains 50 Oral Hygiene Products and will be distributed to 1000 children in the Jacksonville community.