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 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.
5/14 and 5/15/13
5th Annual COHPA Research Summer Institute 5/14 - Dr. Jana Janinski will make a presentation titled
5/15 - Dr. Lynette Feder will make a presentation titled
"Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Research."
All COHPA faculty members and doctoral students are invited to
Please RSVP to Patricia.Means@ucf.edu by May 1.
College Celebrates Sponsored Research with Inaugural Event Collegewide researchers recently gathered at an exclusive
event to celebrate -- and to be recognized for -- their
outstanding research efforts.
Presentation on Gerontology Research in China
1 to 2:30 p.m., HPA I - 335 Merril Silverstein, editor of The Journal of
Gerontology (Social Sciences) and a professor at Syracuse
University, spoke about his research on gerontology in
Presentation on Chinese Social Old-Age
Insurance 3 to 4:30 p.m., HPA I - 335
Hong Mi, professor of public administration at Zhejiang University
in China, spoke about "The Reform and Development of the
Chinese Social Old-Age Insurance."
COHPA faculty and staff members and doctoral students were
invited to attend the presentations.
3/28/13 Congratulations to the following faculty members in the
College of Health and Public Affairs on their receipt of a
2012-13 Research Incentive Award (RIA)! The
universitywide award recognizes "an outstanding research, scholarly
or creative record that advances the body of knowledge in their
field" and includes a $5,000 increase in salary.
- Thomas Bryer, assistant professor of
public administration and director of the Center for Public and
-Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, assistant
professor of communication sciences and disorders
-Ning Zhang, associate professor of
2/19/13 Three of the 22 UCF In-House Grants awarded this year went
to faculty members in the College of Health and Public Affairs.
"The COHPA Research Committee sent forward three proposals to ORC
[UCF's Office of Research and Commercialization] and all three were
awarded," said Kerry Gajewski, director of budget and research
administration. "So COHPA did very well through this competitive
review and selection. We are very proud of our faculty."
Gajewski noted that all three grant recipients attended a two-hour
workshop on how to prepare a competitive In-House proposal taught
by Instructor and Research Coordinator Barbara Howell. During the
workshop, Howell reviews the entire application packet and
recommends ways to respond to each section, including the budgeting
page. "All three winners found it very helpful in putting together
their successful proposals," Howell shared.
Howell offers the annual workshop each September, and she
invites all tenure-track faculty members in the college to
2013 In-House Grant Recipients from COHPA
Qian Hu, assistant professor of public
Project title: Building, Developing, and Sustaining Local
Economic Development Networks Award: $7,500 Xinliang "Albert" Liu, assistant professor of
health management and informatics
Project title:The Effect of Physician Ownership on the Quality
of Outpatient Urological Surgery Award: $7,333
William Hanney, instructor of physical
Project title: The Immediate Effects of Cervicothoracic
Manipulation vs. Stretching on Upper Trapezius Pressure Pain
Thresholds and Cervical Range of Motion
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