Alappattu, Bartley receives NICHD R21 Grant

Congratulations to DPT Research Assistant Professor Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD, and Emily Bartley, PhD, Assistant Professor in the College of Dentistry, on being awarded an R21 grant from NICHD.

Phenotyping Responses to Optimize the Management of Pain Treatment in Endometriosis (PROMPT)

The funding awarded for their proposal, ‘Phenotyping Responses to Optimize the Management of Pain Treatment in Endometriosis: PROMPT,’ allows the investigative team to study characteristics associated with conservative medical therapy for endometriosis, a two-year project identifying clinical phenotypes and related pain trajectories.

The investigative team is comprised of Co-Principal Investigators, Drs. Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD (Research Assistant Professor) and Emily Bartley, PhD (Assistant Professor, UF College of Dentistry). Other contributors and Co-Investigators on this project are Drs. Jessica Heft, MD, MS (Assistant Professor, UF College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology), Terrie Vasilopoulos, PhD (Research Associate Professor, UF College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery), and Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH, CPE (Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Central Florida and Director of the Fellowship in Advaced Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Orlando VA Medical Center).