Our Mission: The Center for Research 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.

Our Vision:
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 2016

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

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

How to Start and Finish a Research Project; Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion, Juan 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

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Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Intraoperative Application of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma on Surgical Site Infection or Delayed Wound Healing, Thomas SanGiovanni and Gary Kiebzak

A comparative analysis of stroke in Haitian and non-Haitian populations of South Florida, Amy Starosciak

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

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Effects of Ethnicity and Prior Depression on Hospital Course and Outcomes in First-Time Stroke Patients, Amy Starosciak

A comparative analysis of stroke in Haitian and non-Haitian populations of South Florida, Amy Starosciak and Josette Elysee

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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

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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A Systematic Review of the Prevalence and Outcomes of Ideal Cardiovascular Health in US and Non-US Populations, Adnan Younus, Ehimen Aneni, Emeka Osondu, Lara Roberson, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Rehan Malik, Shozab Ali, Muhammad Aziz, Theodore Feldman, Arthur Agatston, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Abstract P003: Comparison of Ideal Cardiovascular Health Status Across National Representative Cohorts: A Systematic Review, Adnan Younus, Rehan Malik, Rameez Ahmad, Shozabs Ali, Muhammad Aziz, Syed Bukhari, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Emeka osondu, Adnan Younus, Lara Roberson, Muhammad Latif, Choudhry Humayun, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

Submissions from 2015

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Blood pressure is associated with the presence and severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease across the spectrum of cardiometabolic risk, Ehimen Aneni, Ebenezer Oni, Arthur Agatston, Theodore Feldman, Emir Veledar, and Khurram Nasir

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Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with primary closure versus no primary closure of the defect: potential benefits of the robotic technology, Anthony Gonzalez, Rupa Seetharamaiah, Michelle Gallas, Julie Lamoureux, Jorge Rabaza, and Rey Romero

Predictors of Mortality in Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention: Analysis of the NASA registry, Italo Linfante, Gail Walker, Guilherme Dabus, and Amy Starosciak

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Predictors of Mortality in Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention: Analysis of the North American Solitaire Acute Stroke Registry, Italo Linfante, Gail Walker, Guilherme Dabus, Amy Starosciak, Alexandria Alvarez, and Joey English