QI Grants Support Faculty, Student Research

The Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Research at Palm Beach Atlantic University has announced the recipients of the University’s 2017-2018 Quality Initiative (QI) Faculty and Student Research Grants. The grant cycle runs from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

Kevin Boyle, graduate student, Master of Divinity major, School of Ministry. “Did First Century Writers Know the Testaments were Pseudepigraphic?”

Professor Denise Breitkreuz, School of Education and Behavioral Studies. “Flipped Classroom Model versus Traditional Lecture Model on Student Learning Outcomes for a Lifetime Fitness Course.”

Dr. Elias Chahine and Millicynth Talagtag, graduate student, pharmacy major, Gregory School of Pharmacy. “Assessing Knowledge and Attitudes of Long Term Care Residents Regarding Antibiotics and Vaccines Before and After Pharmacy Student Led Interventions.”

Sadaf Chaudry, graduate student, pharmacy major, Gregory School of Pharmacy. “Evaluation of a Commercial Genetics Testing Service to Enhance Learning and Understanding of Genetics Concepts in Pharmacy Student Volunteers.”

 
 Research into the conservation status of the Mangrove Saltmarsh Snake in South Florida is one of the studies being supported by Palm Beach Atlantic's QI grants.

Dr. Thomas Chesnes, Joshua Holbrook´09, biology major, Rebekah Pettit, junior, zoology major, Noah Benedictus, junior, marine biology major, Jack Foote,  junior, marine biology major and Derek Mijangos, junior, marine biology major, School of Arts and Sciences. “Conservation Status of the Mangrove Saltmarsh Snake in Southern Florida.”

Dr. Olga Dietlin and Jeremy Loomis, graduate student, mental health and addictions counseling major, School of Education and Behavioral Studies. “As We Are, So We Teach: Pedagogy of Authenticity in Online Education.”

Dr. Robert Fortner, School of Communication and Media. “Media, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Human-Computer Interfaces: Implications for Human Flourishing.”

Professor Jin Hanley and Ali Darr, junior, performance dance major, School of Music and Fine Arts. “Goyang International Dance Festival.”

Dr. Amy Henneman, Gregory School of Pharmacy. “Implementation of a Student-Led Point of Care Flu Screening Program in an Indigent Care Clinic.”

Dr. Patrick Heyman, School of Nursing. “Effects of a Specialized ‘Starting Strength’ Training Program on Body Composition, Muscle Strength and Health Risk Factors in Students.”

Steven Knappe, senior, exercise science major, School of Education and Behavioral Studies. “The Effect of Vascular Occlusion and Resistance Training on Muscle Thickness and Motor Unit Activity.”

Dr. Velma Lee, Rinker School of Business. “The Intersection of Agriculture, Technology, and Ethics.”

Dr. Harm Maarsingh and Kayla Lanktree, graduate student, pharmacy major, Gregory School of Pharmacy.  “Creating a Wireless Network to Allow Digital Communication between Multiple Health Care Stations during Medical Missions.”

Dr. Angie McDonald and Jessica Koreis, junior, psychology major, School of Education and Behavioral Studies. “The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Anxiety in College Students.”

William Parker, graduate student, mental health and addictions counseling major, School of Education and Behavioral Studies. “The State of Knowledge about Narcissistic Personality Disorder among Family Law Attorneys.”

Kyle Polaski, junior, exercise science major, School of Education and Behavioral Studies. “Beta-alanine Supplementation on Biochemical Markers of Performance.”

Anna Poss, junior, exercise science major, School of Education and Behavioral Studies. “Nutritional Factors in Anemia in Female Collegiate Athletes.”

Korey Schaffer, graduate student, Christian studies major, School of Ministry. “The Church as the Instrument of Racial Reconciliation.”

Dr. Mariette Sourial. Gregory School of Pharmacy. “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Patient Safety through the Medication Reconciliation Process.”

Dr. Sandra Szegedi. School of Arts and Sciences. “Characterization of the DNA Binding Properties of the AT Hooks Region of the Myeloid-Lymphoid Leukemia Protein.”

Erin Tierney, senior, math major, Rinker School of Business. “How can Non-profit Organizations Contribute to and Participate in Agricultural Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)? What Steps can be taken to Increase Gender Inclusion in PPPs?”

Dr. Angela Witmer, School of Arts and Sciences. “Can They Survive? Movement of Invertebrates through a Sediment Transfer Station Presentation.”