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Small Research Grant Initiative Projects

Investigator

Dept

Project Title

2018

Satesh Bidaisee SOM Assessment of Background Radiation in Grenada
2017
Richard Kabuusu SVM Establishing possible routes of infection for orthomyxo-like viruses (SHT) in farmed tilapia
Avi Bahadoor-Yetman SOM Sequencing analysis of identified circulating strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Grenada: A pilot study to measure the burden of HPV [in Grenada] that would lay the groundwork for cancer prevention and control, including vaccination and policy reform for the country and the Eastern Caribbean
Sonia Cheetham SVM Screening for hantavirus in archived lung and kidney bat tissues and molecular characterization of any isolates that might be identified
Diana Stone SVM Population structure, antibiotic resistance, and transmission of
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in dogs in Grenada
Victor Amadi SVM DNA Detection of the bacterial pathogens, diarrheagenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica serovars, Campulobacter and Neorickettsia spp. in Grenadian bat
David Marancik SVM Investigating the myxozoan etiology of proliferative gill disease in blue x channel hybrid catfish in the southeastern United States
Emmanuel Keku SOM An in vitro examination of Olanzapine's effects on brain tumor cell lines
Randall Waechter SOM Determining outcomes for early push enterscopy and esohagogastroduodenoscopy for lower GI bleeds in a nationwide inpatient sample study
Melinda Wilkerson SVM Tick-borne rickettsial prevalence and disease status in dogs, ruminants, and ticks in Grenada
Svetlana Kotelnikova SOM Micro-organisms utilizing Dictyota sp. and Ulva sp. as a source of carbon
Melinda Wilkerson SVM Tick-borne rickettsial prevalence and disease status in dogs, ruminants, and ticks in Grenada
Maira Du Plessis SOM Immunohistochemistry of the autonomic ganglia of the abdomen in Adult human cadavers
Michael Snosek SOM Anatomy of the retropharyngeal region and its clinical relevance
Kamashi Kumar SVM To evaluate and analyze the antimicrobial effects of plant extracts against bacterial pathogens of small ruminants

2016

Oliver Benoit SAS Heritage and national consciousness: What can we learn from the materiality of Grenada's 19th-century bricks?
Ravindra Sharma SVM Detection of antibodies to chicken Astroviruses in local breed of chickens in Grenada, West Indies
Dan Fitzpatrick SVM Establishing the prevalence of viral and microsporidial pathogens infecting honey bee apiaries in Grenada
Andrew Sobering SOM Identification and analysis of genetic events associated with developmental anomalies
Camille-marie Coomansingh Springer SVM An evaluation of factors which contribute to anthelmintic resistance in sheep and goats in Grenada, W.I.
Kerry Mitchell DPHPM Quantification of nitrogen and phosphorous content in soils and surface waters in the vicinity of the water
catchment zones in Grenada
Bhumika Sharma SVM Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of major immunoreactive protein
genes of Ehrlichia canis and outer membrane protein genes of Anaplasma platys strains
infecting dogs in Grenada

Satesh Bidaisee

DPHPM

Health Assessment for Grenada's Sports for Health Program

Martin Forde

DPHPM

Assessment of Prevalence, Perspectives and Approaches to Antimicrobial Resistance in St. Grenada

Miya Warrington

SAS

Abundance, diversity and acoustic behaviours of Grenadian birds, including endemic and restricted range species

Kathryn Gibson

SVM

Molecular identification and genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MSRP) from healthy dogs in Grenada            and             Molecular identification and antimicrobial resistance profiles of Staphylococcus species isolates from healthy dogs in Grenada

Hugh Sealy

DPHPM

The Public Health Impacts of the Influx of Sargassum Seasweed in 2015 on the residents of Soubise and Marquis, Grenada

Harry Hariharan

SVM

Occurrence and properties of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:3, an emerging human pathogen in the throats of tropical swine

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Seroprevalence of Leptospira in domestic pigs in Grenada

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Detection of Zoonotic Pathogens in Brown Rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Grenada

Rhonda Pinckney

SVM

Current Prevalence of Hookworm Species in Fiji within the free-roaming dog population

Grant Lambert

SOM

Identifying prevalence of HTLV I and II antibodies in Grenada: A pilot study investigating the burden of HTLV disease to pave the way for further Cancer Prevention and Control studies in Grenada and the Eastern Caribbean.

Avi Bahadoor-Yetman

SOM

Identification of circulating strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Grenada: A pilot study to measure the burden of HPV [in Grenada] that would lay the groundwork for cancer prevention and control, including vaccination and policy reform for the country and the Eastern Caribbean.  

Diana Stone

SVM

Identification of Zika virus (Flaviviridae) exposure/infection in dogs and small ruminants in close contact with confirmed human cases in Grenada, West Indies

Karin Guerrero

SVM

Effects of methadone in comparison with morphine on regurgitation and postoperative
analgesia in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy

 Sonia Cheetham-Brow

SVM

Identification of Dengue, Zika (Flaviviridae) and Chikungunya(Togaviridae)
viruses from Aedes mosquitoes from Grenada, West Indies

Catherine May

SVM

Comparison of two injectable intra-testicular products used for chemical castration in male dogs

Harry Hariharan

SVM

Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens, spirochetes (Helicobacter, Brachyspira), Giardia and Cryptosporidium in the feces of dogs in Grenada, and drug resistance among Salmonella and Campylobacter species

Harry Hariharan

SVM

Investigation of domestic rabbits in Grenada for nasal or fecal carriage of potentially pathogenic and drug resistant bacteria

2015

Ian Murray

SOM

Do different lecture formats affect learning and attention?

 Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Detection of antibodies to chicken Astroviruses in local breed of chickens in Grenada, West Indies"

Arend Werners

SVM

The expression of multidrug resistance proteins in transmissible venereal tumours and the effects of vincristine

Omur Cinar Elci

DPHPM

Role of Vitamins A and C in Adult T-cell lymphoma/leukemia (ATLL)

Victor Amadi

SVM

Zoonotic bacterial pathogens associated with the intestines of bats in Grenada, and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns

Arend Werners

SVM

Seasonal differences in the environmental distribution and speciation of ticks in Grenada, including an evaluation of the (zoonotic) pathogens the ticks carry

Christina Fernandez

SVM

Validation of a method to measure paraquat in canine urine

Amy Baldwin

SOM

The prevalence of dengue and its serotypes in Grenada: A five year retrospective study

Muhammad Iqbal Bhaiyat

SVM

Serosurvey of Leptospira in stray dogs and owned dogs in Grenada, West Indies.

Harry Hariharan

SVM

Investigation of Campylobacter spp. and Cryptosporidium spp. in farm pigs in Grenada, West Indies

Alena Wade

Anatomy, SOM

A KAP survey amongst Health Care Professionals on birth defects in Grenada

Ulrike Zieger

SVM

Rabies in Bats in Grenada, West Indies

Andrew Sobering

SOM

Identification and analysis of genetic events associated with developmental anomalies

Lauren Wise

SVM

Serologic and genetic evaluation of equine theileriosis in the Caribbean

2014

Ian Murray

SOM

QUANTIFICATION OF STUDENT ATTENTION DURING LECTURES USING A ‘‘BRAIN–COMPUTER INTERFACE'' (ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM EEG)

Sonia Cheetham-Brow

SVM

Identification of potential zoonotic viruses in insectivorous and frugivorous bats in Grenada, West Indies

Diana Stone

SVM

Antibodies to zoonotic viruses in bats in Grenada, West Indies

Alfred Chikweto

SVM

Toxoplasma gondii: isolation by mouse bioassay and genotyping in food animals from Grenada, West Indies

Arend Werners

SVM

The expression of Danger Associated Molecular Patterns and their receptors in Canine tumours of epithelial origin

Kathryn Gibson

SVM

Identification of zoonotic bacteria of the order Rickettsiales in tissues and ectoparasites of mongooses in Grenada, West Indies

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Seroprevalcnce of Leptopira antibodies in mongoose in Grenada, West Indies

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Genetic strain types of Campylobacter isolates from pigs and backyard chickens using MLST

Dan Fitzpatrick

SVM

Establishing the prevalence of viral and microsporidial pathogens infecting honey bee apiaries in Grenada

Amy Baldwin

SOM

The prevalence of dengue and its serotypes in Grenada: A five year retrospective study

Lucian Telesford

SVM

The Potential for Selar crumenophthalmus (jacks) to cause scombroid poisoning in comparison to Thunnus albacares (yellow fin tuna) in Grenada

Keshaw Tiwari

SVM

Seroprevelance study of Bluetongue  virus/ the primary ruminant respiratory viruses in Grenada, West Indies

Diana Stone

SVM

Detection of antibodies to and antigens of canine tick-borne    pathogens in dogs in Grenada

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

The study of goat milk composition

Svetlana Kotelnikova

SOM

Genetic diversity and antibiotic resistance of clinical and non-clinical isolates of Escherichia coli (E. coli) in Grenada

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Detection of Chicken Infectious anemia Virus (CIAV) by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Immunohistochemistry and Serology in backyard chickens in Grenada

Barbara Landon

SOM

Investigating Child Self-regulation in a St. Vincent Preschool

2013

Tom Aire

SVM

The functional morphology of, and the influence of climatic seasons on, the male reproductive biology of passerine birds of Grenada, in the warm tropical (low latitude) zone of the Caribbean region

Marie Rush

SVM

Establishing reference range values of thyroid hormones (and other hematological, physiological, microbiological and parasitological parameters) in the Galapagos giant tortoise, Chelonoidis nigra

Arend Werners

SVM

Investigation of a safe, practical and affordable way for the prevention of tick infestations in native Grenadian horses

Chamarthy Subbarao

SOM

Genetic strain types of human Campylobacter isolates as a basis for identification of animal source

Randall Waechter

SOM

Promoting Resilience Among Medical Students: A Comparison of Mindfulness, Yoga, and Exercise

 Harry Hariharan

SVM

A study on the occurrence of Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis in goats and sheep in Grenada based on sampling from slaughtered animals

Francis Fakoya

SOM

An evaluation of cadaveric fat removal using lipid solvents: Dissection technique 1

Arend Werners

SVM

The expression of Danger Associated Molecular Patterns and their receptors in Canine Cancer Tissues

Keshaw Tiwari

SVM

Detection of avian influenza virus by immunohistochemistry and real-time PCR techniques in backyard chicken in Grenada

2012

Karin Kalchofner Guerrero

SVM

Evaluation of intraperitoneal and incisional bupivacaine for postoperative analgesia in dogs undergoing ovariohysterectomy (OHE)

Harry Hariharan

SVM

A preliminary study on the occurrence of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and other bacterial pathogens in the nasal cavity, pharynx, and wounds/abscesses of goats (Capra hircus) in Grenada, and their susceptibility to tulathromycin (Draxxin®/Pfizer) and other antimicrobial drugs

Ulrike Zieger

SVM

Mongoose Rabies in Grenada

Diana Stone

SVM

A study of potential human pathogenic bacteria and their antibiotic resistance pattern in the intestine of mongooses (Herpestes auropunctatus) in Grenada, West-Indies

Hugh Ferguson

SVM

Surgical Recovery of Damaged Coral Polyps for Histopathological Analysis

Arend Werners

SVM

Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling of a low dose of doxycycline against Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis

Ravindra Sharma     

SVM

Seroepidemiology of Neospora caninum and Toxoplasma gondii in dogs and food animals in Grenada

Kathryn Gibson

SVM

Identification of Neorickettsia spp. in snails, fish, bat feces and mongooses on Grenada

Ravindra Sharma   

SVM

Immunohistochemistry on Bronchioalveolar carcinoma in a dog found during routine necropsy, during March 2012

Rhonda Pinckney

SVM

A Survey of Grenada Bees, Disease Prevalence, Resistance, and Virulence in Insect-pathogens to Test Efficiency of Formic Acid, Thymol, and Oxalic Acid against Varroa destructor and Acarapis woodi

Victor Amadi

SVM

Effect of prolonged administration of a low dose of doxycycline on the development of resistance in bacterial indicators in the intestinal flora of healthy dogs

Catherine Werners-Butler  

SVM

Prevalence and incidence of tick-borne diseases in native Grenadian horses and donkeys

Kamilah Thomas-Purcell

SOM

Students Prepared and Informed to Combat AIDS (SPICA)

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Seroprevalence of important bacterial and viral diseases in commercial chickens in Grenada.

Alfred Chikweto    

SVM

Prevalence and molecular characterization of Cryptosporidium spp of small ruminants in Grenada, West Indies

Marta Lanza-Perea

SVM

Platelet number and function as clinical indicators for the presence of Ehrlichia and /or Anaplasma DNA in healthy, sero-positive dogs in Grenada

Diana Stone

SVM

The presence of Wolbachia bacteria in the filarial heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in dogs in Grenada

Sachin Kumthekar      

SVM

Seroprevalence of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) in Grenada, West Indies

2011

Anne Corrigan

SVM

Evaluation of the effectiveness of low dose Doxycycline daily therapy to prevent Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma platys infection in a novel population of dogs in Grenada.

Diana Stone

SVM

Multi Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) of Fluoroquinolone-senstive and -resistant Campylobacter spp. Isolates Already Obtained

Naudia Worme Dundas

SVM

Identification of Parasites in Related Species of Commercially Important Fish: Dolphin Fish (Coryphaena hippurus) and Jacks - Bigeye Scad (Selar crumenophthalmus)

Sachin Kumthekar

SVM

Seroprevalence of Canine Leishmaniasis (CL) and American Trypanosomiasis (AT) in Dogs from Grenada, West Indies

K.P. Tiwari

SVM

Seroprevalence of Canine Brucellosis in dogs from Grenada, West Indies"

2010

Wayne Sylvester

SVM

To Investigate the Prevalence of Salmonella spp and Escherichia Coli in the Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) Population in Grenada

Ross Peterson

SVM

Occurrence of Food-borne Bacteria Potentially Pathogenic to Humans in the Blue Land Crab , Cardisoma guanhumi, Collected from Natural Habitats in Grenada

Marie Rush

SVM

Determination of Physical Examination Parameters and Estimated Complete Blood Counts (with Differential), with Evaluation for Heoparasitism in Grenadian Tree Boas (Corallus grenadensis)

Ross Peterson

SVM

Intramammary Bacterial Pathogens in Dairy Goats, their Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Use of a Commercial Test in Diagnosing Subclinical Mastitis

Anne Corrigan

SVM

Geentic Study of Canine Transmissable Venereal Tumor (TVT)

Svetlana Kotelnikova

SOM

Occurrence of Antibiotic-resistant Fecal Indicators in Coastal waters of Southern Grenada

Mark Clunes

SOM

Incidence of Pulmonary Disease in Young Grenadians

Rohan Jeremiah

DPHPM

Unpacking the Patriarchal Gaze of Grenadian Masculinity: An Evaluation of the UN's Partnership for Peace Program to End Domestic Violence

Rajveer Singh Pawaiya

SVM

Studies on the Expression Pattern of C-MYC Oncoprotein in the Tumors of Dogs in Grenada

Omur Cinar Elci

DPHPM

Investigation of Contributing Factors to the Cholera Outbreaks in Kenya

Rajveer Singh Pawaiya

SVM

Molecular Pathological Studies on theTumors of Pet and Domestic Animals in Grenada

Sachin Kumthekar

SVM

Heamatological and Biochemical Changes Observed in Dogs affected with Transmissible Venereal Tumor (TVT) from Grenada

Cheryl Cox Macpherson

SOM

Regional Comparisons of Hospital Based Palliative Care Resources in the Caribbean

 Arathy Sabarinath

SVM

A Molecular Epidemiological Study of Moongoose Rabies in Grenada

Ulrike Zieger

SVM

Mongoose Rabies in Grenada: A Prevalence Study

Alfred Chikweto

SVM

Detection of anti-bodies against Brucella spp. In food animals from Grenada and Carriacou

Diana Stone

SVM

Exposure to zoonotic abortifacients among sheep and goats in Grenada and Carriacou

2009

Harry Hariharan

SVM

The Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococci, particularly S. pseudintermedius, in Lesions of Pyoderma from Dogs in Grenada

Ulrike Zieger

SVM

Bacterial Contamination of Unhatched Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) Eggs at Levera Beach, Grenada – a Preliminary Study

Rohini Roopnarine

SVM

To Determine the Prevalence and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles of Campylobacter spp, Listeria spp, E. coli O157 and Salmonella spp Isolated in Poultry in Grenada

Muge Akpinar-Elci

DPHPM

Occupational Health Problems among Nutmeg Factories Workers

G. Sabarinath

SVM

Isolation and Characterization of Avian Influenza Viruses from Wild Birds in Grenada

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Bovine Tuberculosis in Grenada and Carriacou: A Comparative Study Using the Tuberculin and Gamma-interferon Test

Sachin Kumthekar

SVM

Comparative Study of Paratuberculosis in Ruminants in Grenada and Carriacou: A Study Using ELISA and Agar Gel Immunodiffusion Test

2008

Svetlana Kotelnikova

SOM

Archaeal Diversity in the Iron Springs

2007

Mathangi Rajaram-Gilkes

SOM

Otoacustic emission (OAE) testing in infants in the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique

Christina Fernandez

SVM

A serologic survey of naturally occurring Dirofilaria immitis infection among the feral cat population in Grenada, West Indies.

Robert Hage

SOM

Noise induced hearing loss. Is ita problem in Grenada? A pilot study

Harry Hariharan,

SVM

Bacteria Associated weith Mucous Membranes Skin Wounds, and Ears of feral Cats in Grenada

Marta Lanza-Perea

SVM

The Use of Doxycycline in Asymptomatic Dogs with Positive Ehrlichia Antobody Titers

David Lennon

SOM

Novel Marine Bacteria with Antagonistic Propoerties Against Human Biofilms asnd the Development of a Novel Assay to Screen for Quorum Sensiung Inhibition

2006

Saul Mofya

SVM

Seroepidemiological Study of Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infections in Domestic and Feral Cats in Grenada

Ateef Qureshi

SOM

Antimicrobial Properties of Skin Secretions from 'Jonstine's Whistling Frog' (Eleutherodacylus johnstonei) on Bacterial Isolates

Svetlana Kotelnkiova

SOM

Ecological Survival Properties of Pelagic and Benthic Indicator Microorganisms from the St. John's River Outflow in Grenada

2005

Lian Doble

SVM

Prioritisation of Disease within Urban and Peri-Urban Pig Production in

Svetlana Kotelnkiova

SOM

Novel Antibiotics Prdoucing Microorganisms from Tropical Marine Surfaces

Calum Macpherson, William Brown

SOM

How Living Conditions Affects Prevalence & Re-infection Rates in Intestinal Parasitoses; Focusing Especially on Proper Disposal of Human Feces

2004

Ravindra Sharma

SVM

Prevalence of T. gondii in Grenadian Village Chickens

Svetlana Kotelnikova

SOM

Identification of Biofilms-associated Marine Microrganism

Svetlana Kotelnikova

SOM

Proteonomics and Toxicity of Marnocines

 
External Funding Agencies
 
Please see the below listing of granting agencies who provided funding in 2015.  If you have any grant sources to add, we would indeed be very grateful if you can send the information to Randall Waechter.
 
If you are applying for a grant, some information about WINDREF will be needed. 
Please contact Dr. Randall Waechter at RWaechte@sgu.edu .
 
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Bartholomew J. Lawson Foundation
  • Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA
  • Charles and Lisa Modica
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) –Integrated Cli-mate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS) Grenadapts
  • Dr. Mary-Jeanne Kreek, Kreek Laboratory, Rockefeller University
  • Ellen Ratner and Cholene Espinoza
  • Fogarty International Centre –National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) –Executive Secre-tariat of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (ES/CICAD) –Secre-tariat for Multidimensional Security
  • Grand Challenges Canada –Saving Brains Program
  • Helen Johnston Family Foundation
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Morris Animal Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • Produmar, S.A.
  • St. George's University Christian Students' Association
  • St. George's University, for ongoing support, including the Small Research Grant Initiative
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat –Clean Development Mechanisms Pro-gramme
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service –Division of International Affairs, through the International Fund for Animal Welfare

Please see WINDREF Annual Report for more information.