Caroline B. Appleyard, Ph.D

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Ponce Health Sciences University


Professional Preparation

-B.Sc. (Hons) in Pharmacology 1989, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

-Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology 1993, University of Southampton, England, UK

-Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Calgary, AB, Canada (1993-96)

-Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of South Dakota, SD (1996-98)Research Interests (extract from Profile in

Ongoing Researchs/Grants

2R25GM082406 (PD: Appleyard) 07/01/08 – 06/30/17
RISE Option III: Ponce School of Medicine MBRS-RISE Program
This training grant aims to increase the competitiveness and retention of underrepresented Hispanic students participating in biomedical research in the interdisciplinary PhD Program at PSM in Puerto Rico.

1U54CA163071 (PI: Matta; Co-Leader: Appleyard) 09/01/12 – 08/31/17
PSM Moffitt Cancer Center Partnership – Training/Career Development Core
This is a partnership grant with the Moffitt Cancer Center to increase the numbers and success of basic science investigators and clinical research scientists focused on enhancing cancer research for the PR population. This training core will accomplish these goals through enhancement of the academic, research, and professional competence of underrepresented minority students and those serving these populations.

1K07AT008027 (PI: Torres; Mentor: Appleyard) 03/01/15- 02/28/20
Mechanisms of HPA axis alterations during the development of endometriosis
This Academic Career Award will investigate the use of behavioral therapy in endometriosis and lead to the implementation of a CAM oriented elective course.

PUCPR Pilot Funds (PI: Chompre; Co-investigator) 08/01/14-07/31/15
The Role of Obesity and Inflammation in Mental Disorders
The goal of this study is investigate the impact of the microflora on depression in an animal model of obesity.