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

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Association of Subjective and Objective Sleep Duration as well as Sleep Quality with Non-Invasive Markers of Sub-Clinical Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): A Systematic Review, Muhammad Aziz, Shozab Ali, Sankalp Das, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Latif, Choudhry Humayun, Joseph Salami, Javier Valero-Elizondo, 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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Effect of Thyroxin Treatment on Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) Reduction in Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (SCH): a Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials, Muhammad Aziz, Anshul Saxena, Sankalp Das, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Muhammad Latif, Choudhry Humayun, Idrees Khan, Ali Adus, Aisha Rasool, Emir Veledar, 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, 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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Association Between Coronary Artery Disease and MicroRNA: Literature Review and Clinical Perspective, Raja Mushtaque, Usman Siddiqui, Adnan Younus, Muhammad Aziz, Choudhry Humayun, Kanaan Mansoor, Idrees Khan, Daniel Del Campo, Ali Adus, and Swetha Gannarapu
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Association between self-rated health and ideal cardiovascular health: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Joseph Salami, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Maribeth Rouseff, Don Parris, Sankalp Das, Henry Guzman, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir
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Does education modify the effect of ethnicity in the expression of ideal cardiovascular health? The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Victor Okunrintemi, Sankalp Das, Maribeth Rouseff, Don Parris, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir
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Favorable Cardiovascular Health Is Associated With Lower Health Care Expenditures and Resource Utilization in a Large US Employee Population: The Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study, Emeka Osondu, Ehimen Aneni, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Joseph Salami, Maribeth Rouseff, Sankalp Das, Henry Guzman, Adnan Younus, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, Barry Katzen, and Khurram Nasir
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Association Between Modifiable Risk Factors and Pharmaceutical Expenditures Among Adults With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the United States: 2012-2013 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey, Joseph Salami, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Adnan Younus, Emir Veledar, 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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Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 and its relationship with markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease: A systematic review, Adnan Younus, Choudhry Humayun, Rameez Ahmad, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Muhammad Aziz, Rehan Malik, Aisha Saand, Cyndi Valdes, Rohan Badlani, Muhammad Younus, Shozab Ali, Ye Chen, and Khurram Nasir
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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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Abstract: Bilingualism and Executive Inhibitory Control in 4- and 5-Year-Old Preterm Born Children: A Pilot Study, Ashley Darcy Mahoney
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A multicenter study of initial experience with single-incision robotic cholecystectomies (SIRC) demonstrating a high success rate in 465 cases, Anthony Gonzalez, Christian Hernandez-Murcia, Rey Romero, Ernesto Escobar-Domingues, Garcia Quintero, Gail Walker, Michelle Gallas, Jorge Rabaza, and Don Parris
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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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Trends in Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics Among Employees of a Large Healthcare Organization (From the Baptist Health South Florida Employee Study), Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Maribeth Rouseff, Don Parris, Sankalp Das, Adnan Younus, Henry Guzman, Thinh Tran, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir
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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