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  • 100% - Percent of Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates (Classes of 2010 through 2013) who passed the national certification exam (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)
  • 2014 - Year Gail Raymond, academic advisor in Undergraduate Student Services, received the Outstanding Advising Award-Primary Advising Role from the National Academic Advising Association
  • 2015 - Year the college will launch a doctoral program in criminal justice
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COHPA Office of Research

The COHPA Office of Research works in partnership with faculty members, community-based organizations, government agencies and staff members to identify and disseminate funding opportunities, foster creative and scholarly collaborations, coordinate and administer funded contracts and grant projects and ensure that all projects are conducted in compliance with sponsoring agency guidelines and regulations.


UCF Grants Day: "Pursing Sponsored Research from Private Funders"
11/3/14, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom (316AB)
Members of the College of Health and Public Affairs are invited to attend UCF Grants Day, sponsored by UCF's Office of Research and Commercialization. The Nov. 3 event will focus on "Pursuing Sponsored Research from Private Funders" and will feature presentations, panel discussions and networking round-table discussions.

For a list of topics and a program schedule, visit bit.ly/11n3NML.    

Please RSVP to redev@ucf.edu by Oct. 17.

A one-day parking pass is available by calling 407-823-3778, M-F, 8-5.

UCF Social Work to Help Lead, Showcase Research at National Meeting

Research Administration Student Wins International Award for Abu Dhabi Partnership

Alice Noblin9/9/14
Noblin Selected to Receive National Research Award
The Department of Health Management and Informatics is proud to announce Assistant Professor Alice Noblin (left) has been selected to receive the 2014 Research Award from the American Health Information Management Association. Learn more


Chisholm and Wharton9/3/14
Chisholm, Wharton Receive NIH Support for Mentored Research

Congratulations to Latarsha Chisholm (left), assistant professor of health management and informatics, and Tracy Wharton (right), assistant professor of social work, on their receipt of prestigious awards from the National Institutes of Health. Learn more


Barbara Howell Casual8/26/14

The COHPA Office of Research is pleased to announce an
In-House Grant Workshop led by Ms. Barbara Howell (left). All tenure-track faculty members who have worked at UCF for less than six years are eligible to apply for an In-House Grant funded by the UCF Office of Research and Commercialization. Email taylor.cheele@ucf.edu to reserve a seat at the workshop. Learn more

Research Celebration Light Bulbs5/20/14
Dean Michael Frumkin and the COHPA Office of Research recently honored faculty members at the college's second annual research celebration. Read Celebration Recognizes Outstanding Research Efforts
View a presentation about the honored researchers  
View photos from the event


Kareem Jordan and Jacinta Gau5/6/14
Associate Professor Kareem Jordan (left) and Assistant Professor Jacinta Gau (right) have been appointed editors of the peer-reviewed journal, Race and Justice: An International Journal, published by Sage. Learn more



The 2013-14 annual report from UCF's Office of Research and Commercialization includes a full-page spread about research in the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management, led by Director Thomas Bryer, and a summary about federally funded research on pill mills in Florida conducted by Assistant Professor Jacinta Gau.

Congratulations to research coordinator Monique Gregory on her recent graduation from UCF's yearlong Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP). As an LEP scholar, she advanced her skills in communication, collaboration and the delivery of high-quality products to stakeholders. She also completed an independent project, "Using Matrix Management As An Effective Tool In Sponsored Research," which she presented as a poster at the LEP graduation reception on April 25. (In this photo of the 2014 LEP graduates, Gregory is seated second from right.)

The 2014−2015 guidelines for UCF's Office of Research and Commercialization Undergraduate Research Initiative are now available. Please review the UPDATED submission guidelines on this website.

Read the April 2014 issue of our newsletter, Research Impact.

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Contact Information

Office of Research
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA I, suite 340
Phone: 407-823-3854
Fax: 407-823-5821
Email: cohparesearch@ucf.edu

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Office of Research
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2200

The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
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,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
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
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)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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