7 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2013
100% - Percent of Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates (Classes of 2010 and 2011) who passed the national certification exam on the first try (national average is 88-93%)
2 - Number of programs in the college that are the sole offering in the field in Florida (health care informatics and research administration)
2012 - Year that Layla Archer, assistant director of Undergraduate Student Services, and Kristen Schellhase, director of the Program in Athletic Training, received Certificates of Merit from the National Academic Advising Association.
3 - Number of human rights centers being established in southern Russia by Associate Professor K. Michael Reynolds
> 1,000 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems annually served by the Communication Disorders Clinic
COHPA Research Faculty Fellows
The COHPA Research Faculty Fellowship is a competitive program
that promotes the professional development of faculty researchers
in the College of Health and Public Affairs. The fellowship
includes a $2,500 stipend. Each fellow completes the program by
submitting a research proposal to a federal funding agency.
Congratulations to the 2011-12 cohort
of Research Faculty Fellows, pictured below, on
completion of the yearlong program.
(Standing, left to right): Fellows Lee Ross and Brandi
Blesset, Dean Mike Frumkin,
Associate Dean Tom Wan, Fellows Kenyatta Rivers and Kareem
(Seated, left to right): Fellows Jo Ann Smith, Carey Rothschild,
Shawn Lawrence and
Not pictured: Fellows Anthony Kong and Jane Lieberman
In 2010, seven faculty members were selected to form the College
of Health and Public Affairs' second cohort of Research
In fall 2010 and spring 2011, the fellows will:
• Attend intensive workshops on advanced methodologies and
• Receive mentoring on research and scholarship, including
research design, transfer of knowledge and writing for scientific
• Receive structured feedback from experienced grant writers on a
(Left to right): Lynn Unruh, Darren Liu, Cynthia Brown,
Bernardo Ramirez, Jamie Schwartz, Kendall Cortelyou-
Ward, Julia Buckey and Maysoun Dimachkie Masri.
Not pcitured: Teresa Daly
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley, criminal justice major
I’m so excited to be in this program. I’m really looking forward to planning great areas to live and work."
— Gabriella Serrado, urban and regional planning graduate student
I think it is great to be part of something that [exposes] others to sign language and the deaf community."
— Ashley Loomis, communication sciences and disorders major and national-anthem signer at Orlando Magic games
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson, rehabilitation supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
The program is really helping me grow as a professional. I have a much better understanding of how to navigate the systems and advocate for services on a much larger scale."
— Joy Chuba, social work graduate student, UCF Valencia Osceola
In fall 2010, I began to create real programs, establish the board, develop volunteer-recruitment strategies and overal strategically plan the next five years -- all through my course work."
— Paulette Campbell, CEO of Redemption Song, Inc., Master of Nonprofit Management ('11)
The internship is going great! I am interning for Senate President Mike Haridopolos in the Capitol. I wish more UCF students could have this truly amazing opportunity."
— Julianna Debler, legal studies major and 2012 Florida Legislative Scholars Intern
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr, V.P. at National Children's Hospital, M.S. in Health Sciences, Health Services Administration Track ('04)