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Office of Research & Scholarship and PhD Program Staff Resources

The Office of Nursing Research, Scholarship, and PhD Studies is comprised of a service-oriented experienced and dedicated team of professionals who provide comprehensive support for the development of grant applications, the management of projects, and assist in the dissemination of results.  Services for faculty include: budget advising and development; statistical and editorial support; proposal development and submission management; proposal review; assistance with IRB; and post award management. As a research-focused degree, the PhD program is an integral part of the Office.


Krause-Parello Cheryl Krause-Parello, PhD, RN, FAAN

Interim Associate Dean for Research and Schmidt Distinguished Professor, Faculty Fellow, (I-HEALTH), Director, Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-P.A.W.W.)

Phone: 561-297-0055

  • Sustains research infrastructure to support faculty, students, and staff
  • Facilitates research mentorship
  • Promotes faculty and student scholarship
  • Enhances College research focus through planned scholarly activities
  • Reaches across disciplines/colleges to collaborate   
  • Creates an inclusive welcoming environment to optimize the ability of scholars to do their best work

Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello serves as the Interim Associate Dean for Research in the Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship.  She also has developed and is the director of a university-based health research initiative for veterans, Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors (C-P.A.W.W.)™

Dr. Krause-Parello has authored a multitude of peer-reviewed journal publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences to disseminate her research findings. Dr. Krause-Parello’s work on animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has received national attention from the media, including U.S. News & World Report, NEWS4JAX, 69 WFMZ-TV News, WNDU-Channel 16, WDAM-7, WTMJ-TV Milwaukee, 7News Denver, The American Nurse, Pets in the City, Cat Fancy, USA Weekend, Boca Raton Magazine, Parklander Magazine, and PCORI Digest, to name a few. Krause-Parello serves on nursing journal editorial boards and is a member of several national and international professional organizations related to her discipline.

Patricia Ford Patricia Ford
Senior Associate Director, Research Programs and Financial Services
Phone: (561) 297-2048

  • Monitors grant account spending to ensure compliance with awards terms and conditions
  • Provides regular financial status reports and meets regularly with PIs to review grants
  • Develops procedures and controls to ensure all College of Nursing grants abide with all uniform guidelines
  • Oversees ONRS staff and provides leadership and direction

Patricia D. Ford is a Certified Treasury Professional and holds two professional degrees, a Business Administration degree from the Universidad Central de Las Villas-Cuba, and an Accounting degree from Florida International University. She has over 20 years of experience in financial management and Accounting/Administrative controls and has served in both state and local government agencies.  She is a member of the National Grants Management Association and the Association for Financial Professionals.

Angelica Bennett

Angelica Bennett
Associate Director, Research Programs and Services
Phone: 561-297-2883



  • Support CEL awards including soliciting applications, reviewers, notifying awardees, and managing post-award activities
  • Review faculty manuscripts and facilitates manuscript peer-review groups
  • Maintain Canvas site for faculty reference regarding ONRS policies and procedures
  • Solicits and reports information on faculty publications and presentations
  • Assists with IRB application process (faculty)

Ms. Bennett holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science and a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications, both from Texas Woman’s University.  Her previous experience includes working as a librarian in a variety of settings including news, elementary education, and community college.  She also worked as a grant writer for a local nonprofit organization and is a certified grant proposal writer.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and continually learning

Franklin Babrove

Franklin Babrove
Assistant Director, Research Programs and Services
Phone:(561) 297-1204



  • Provides faculty with regular funding opportunities via weekly email newsletter
  • Coordinates preparation and submission of proposal materials
  • Maintains ONRS website
  • Assists with IRB application process (PhD students)
  • Processes collections in Caring Archives and responds to research requests as needed

Mr. Babrove earned his MA in English from Florida Atlantic University in 2013. He has taught English and writing courses at various colleges and universities. He has also worked professionally in proposal writing and coordinating at the federal and local municipal levels. Most recently, Franklin helped hundreds of medical students obtain residency positions in various specialties by assisting with the written portions of their residency applications.

Alice_MiehlAlice Miehl, PhD
Research Editor and Analyst
Phone: 5610-297-4832

Alice Espinosa Miehl holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After working for a brief period as an Assistant  Professor of English at SUNY-Fredonia, Dr. Miehl transitioned to the field of proposal development. She has extensive experience in assisting university investigators craft well-written, cogently-argued grant proposals. She has edited approximately 180 grant proposals and delivered 25 workshops.  In her current role, she is responsible for all activities related to advancing proposal writing and grant development, as well as researching and securing grant funding for the  College. Previously she worked as a Research Development Analyst in the Office of Research Development, FAU Division of Research.  In that role she supported three colleges/units by identifying funding sources for research and editing proposals; she also managed limited submissions. 

David David Newman, PhD
Associate Professor, Statistician
Phone: 561-297-2670
Fax: 561-297-1074

  • Provides statistical consultation and support for faculty research projects, proposals 
  • Provides consultation and support in research design and methods

Dr. Newman, an Assistant Professor, received his PhD in Education, specializing in policy evaluation from Cleveland State University.  He is the statistician for multiple federally funded grants with agencies like NIH, PCORI, and HRSA. He works with investigators in conceptualizing, building, and maintaining databases that allowed for formative and summative evaluations. These databases are often constructed with data from multiple sites and from multiple local and federal agencies. He is an expert in a number of statistical analyses such as multiple linear regression, logistic regression, ANOVA, hierarchical linear modeling, individual growth curves, path analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. These techniques allow one to accurately create statistical models.  Dr. Newman specializes in research design (e.g., quantitative and mixed method) and methods including management and manipulation of large database. 

gerardoGerardo Guzman, M.Ed.
Nursing PhD/MSN Advisor
Phone: 561-297-0006
Fax: 561-297-1074


Mr. Guzman advises PhD students in the College of Nursing; he also advises Master’s students in the Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership, Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Leader concentrations.

For more information about these programs, please consult the Nursing PhD website and Master’s program concentrations (Nursing Administration and Financial LeadershipNurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Leader) websites. 


Media Relations Contact Information

Gisele Galoustian
Phone: 561-297-2676

Contact Media Relations for inquiries related to the College of Nursing, or if you have news you would like to share in one of the College's publications.