Our Mission: The Center for Research & Grants provides research resources and services for healthcare professionals, students, and fellows at Baptist Health South Florida. The Center helps with grant applications and evaluates research findings in the context of a sustainable business model.

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In alignment with the strategic goals of Baptist Health, the Center facilitates the development and dissemination of knowledge with the goal of providing continued excellence in patient care for the diverse, multicultural community of Southeast Florida.

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Submissions from 2017

Robotic-assisted ventral hernia repair: a multicenter evaluation of clinical outcomes, Anthony Gonzalez, Ernesto Escobar-Domingues, Rey Romero, Gail Walker, Jacqueline Mejias, Michelle Gallas, and Jorge Rabaza

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Management of Clubfoot Relapses With the Ponseti Method: Results of a Survey of the POSNA Members, Pooya Hosseinzadeh and Gary Kiebzak
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Submissions from 2016

Abstract P004: Estimating the Mortality Benefits of Ideal Cardiovascular Health: A Dose-response Meta-analysis, Ehimen Aneni, Alessio Crippa, Adnan Younus, Emeka osondu, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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The Association of Sleep Duration and Morbid Obesity in a Working Population: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Muhammad Aziz, Emeka Osondu, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Henry Guzman, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, Ehimen Aneni, and Khurram Nasir
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Robotic-assisted ventral hernia repair: a multicenter evaluation of clinical outcomes, Anthony Gonzalez, Ernesto Escobar-Domingues, Rey Romero, Gail Walker, Jacqueline Mejias, and Michelle Gallas
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Podcast: Predictors of poor outcome despite recanalization: a multiple regression analysis of the NASA registry, Italo Linfante
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Predictors of poor outcome despite recanalization: a multiple regression analysis of the NASA registry, Italo Linfante, Amy Starosciak, Gail Walker, and Guilherme Dabus
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Abstract P304: The Association of Sleep Duration and Severe Obesity in a Working Population: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Emeka osondu, Ehimen Aneni, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Don Parris, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Adnan Younus, Rameez Ahmad, Shozabs Ali, Muhammad Latif, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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The Effectiveness of a Worksite Lifestyle Intervention Program on High-Risk Individuals as Potential Candidates for Bariatric Surgery: My Unlimited Potential (MyUP), Emeka Osondu, Ehimen Aneni, Sameer Shaharyar, Lara Roberson, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Adnan Younus, Henry Guzman, Doris Brown, Joann Santiago-Charles, Teresa Ochoa, Joseph Mora, Cynthia Gilliam, Virginia Lehn, Shoshana Sherriff, Thinh Tran, Anthony Gonzalez, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, and Khurram Nasir
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Abstract P247: Trends in Obesity Prevalence and Predictors of Significant Weight Loss in a Large, Diverse Employee Population: The Baptist Health Employee Study, Emeka osondu, Ehimen Aneni, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Joseph Salami, Adnan Younus, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Henry Guzman, Sankalp Das, Thinh Tran, Gulmeena Khan, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Abstract P087: Ethnic and Educational Disparities in Morbid Obesity Among Employees of a Large Healthcare Organization: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Emeka osondu, Ehimen Aneni, Adnan Younus, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Don Parris, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Gulmeera Khan, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Aziz, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health metrics in children & adolescents: A systematic review, Justin Pacor, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Emeka Osondu, Muhammad Aziz, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Muhammad Younus, Ehimen Aneni, Choudhry Humayun, and Khurram Nasir
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Rationale and design of the Baptist Employee Healthy Heart Study: a randomized trial assessing the efficacy of the addition of an interactive, personalized, web-based, lifestyle intervention tool to an existing health information web platform in a high-risk employee population, Janisse Post, Shozab Ali, Lara Roberson, Ehimen Aneni, Adnan Younus, Omar Jamal, Rameez Ahmad, Muhammad Aziz, Rehan Malik, Theodore Feldman, Jonathan Fialkow, Emir Veledar, Ricardo Cury, Arthur Agatston, and Khurram Nasir
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How to Start and Finish a Research Project; Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion, Juan G. Ruiz, Tanya Cohn, Dawn Prospect, Julie Lamoureux, Allison Blivin-Martinez, and Carrie Figueredo

Abstract P069: Modifiable Risk Factors as Drivers of Pharmaceutical Expenditures Among US Adults with Atherosclerotic Heart Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Joseph Salami, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Adnan Younus, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Abstract 230: Per Capita Proportion of Total Health Care Expenditures on Pharmaceuticals Among US Adults With Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Joseph Salami, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Emeka osondu, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Janisse Post, Adnan Younus, Muhammad Latif, Rameez Ahmad, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

A Comparative Analysis of Stroke in Haitian and Non-Haitian Populations of South Florida (P1.259), Amy Starosciak

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Current and Upcoming Stroke Research at Baptist Health, Amy K. Starosciak
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Abstract 149: Effects of Ethnicity and Prior Depression on Hospital Course and Outcomes in First-Time Stroke Patients, Amy Starosciak, Karelys Payret, Maygret Ramirez, Yolexis Viera, Cris Alegria, Rodney Bedgio, and Felix Ruiz
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Economic Impact of Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity Among Those With and Without Established Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Joseph Salami, Emeka Osondu, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Adnan Younus, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir
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Abstract 13: Economic Impact of Moderate-vigorous Physical Activity Among Those with and without Established Cardiovascular Disease: 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Joseph Salami, Emeka osondu, Adnan Younus, Emir Veledar, and khurram Nasir

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Letter to Editor: "Ideal cardiovascular health metrics and risk of cardiovascular disease or mortality: A meta-analysis", Emir Veledar, Emeka Osondu, Adnan Younus, and Khurram Nasir
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Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review, Chen Ye, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Lara Roberson, Sameer Shaharyar, Emir Veledar, Rameez Ahmad, Shozab Ali, Muhammad Latif, Ehimen Aneni, and Khurram Nasir
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Abstract P003: Comparison of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Status Across National Representative Cohorts: A Systematic Review, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Rameez Ahmad, Shozabs Ali, Muhamma Aziz, Syed Bukhari, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Emeka osondu, Adnan Younus, Lara Roberson, Muhammad Latif, Choudhry Humayun, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Submissions from 2015

Abstract 16496: Relationship Between Sleep Duration and Ideal Cardiovascular Health in a Large Employee Population, Younus Adnan, Emeka Osondu, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Wasiam Maziak, Rameez Ahmad, Muhammad Latif, Rehan Malik, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir