7 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2014
100% - Percent of Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates (Classes of 2010 through 2013) 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)
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
> 1,800 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems annually served by the Communication Disorders Clinic
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.
5/1/14 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
4/30/14 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,.)
4/28/14 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
Save the Dates Faculty members and doctoral students in the College of
Health and Public Affairs are invited to attend the 6th Annual
COHPA Summer Research Institute, May 5-8, in HPA I
- room 111. Workshop topics include:
"Community Engagement Studies"
"Item-Response Theory and Applications in Community
"An Introduction to High Performance and High Throughput
Computing at the STOKES ARCC"
4/8/14 Congratulations to the faculty members listed
below on their receipt of a 2013-14 Research Incentive Award (RIA)
from the university. The award entitles each faculty member a
permanent $5,000 increase in his or her base salary, retroactive to
Aug. 8, 2013.
Christopher Hawkins, Ph.D., Public Administration
Eugene Paoline, Ph.D., Criminal Justice
Roberto Hugh Potter, Ph.D., Criminal Justice
Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Ph.D., Communication Sciences and
Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Ph.D., Communication Sciences and
Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., Communication Sciences and
4/2/14 Congratulations to Thomas Bryer, Ph.D.,
director the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management and
associate professor of public administration, on his selection to
receive an inaugural UCF Reach for the Stars Research Award.
He is one of just eight researchers universitywide to receive the
Also, congratulations to Christopher
Hawkins, Ph.D., urban and regional planning program
director and assistant professor of public administration, on
his selection as the college's 2014 Excellence in Research award
Both Bryer and Hawkins were recognized at today's Founders'
Day ceremony in the Student Union.
3/25/14 Faculty members, research staff members and graduate
students interested in research are invited to attended a
"Research Seminar Series -- Collaborative Partnerships with
the College of Education and Human Performance and the College of
Health and Public Affairs" on March 25, 12 to 2 p.m., in
the UCF Teaching Academy, room 117. available. Learn
The COHPA Office of Research is pleased to announce a
new research faculty incentive program. The Faculty
Support Research Initiative is a
competitive program designed to
give research faculty members the support they need to produce
research proposals or major scholarly works
increase the involvement of undergraduate students in
research and encourage them to pursue graduate-level study
Research faculty members selected to
participate in the initiative will receive up to $2,500 per
student per year to cover research student (OPS employee)
Roberto Hugh Potter, interim chair and research
director for the Department of Criminal Justice, has
received the Peter P. Lejins Research Award for 2014 from
the American Correctional Association. The award is given in memory
of pioneering researcher Peter Lejins and is the highest
honor bestowed on a corrections researcher by the national
2/12/14 The college's current study of Rural Health Clinics,
funded by the National Institutes of Health, is highlighted in an
article published in UCF Today online.
Read the highlight (scroll to bottom of
1/30/14 The COHPA Office of Research
welcomes Monique Gregory as a new coordinator
of research programs and services. Previously, she
served as a contract manager in UCF's Office of Research and
Commercialization. In 2013, Gregory was elected to serve a two-year
term as treasurer of the Southern Section of the Society of
Research Administrators (SRA) International.
Office of Research
College of Health and Public Affairs
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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),