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.
9/3/13 Five faculty members in the college have been selected as
COHPA Research Faculty Fellows for 2013-14. Learn more
8/12/13 Congratulations to Guillermo Alfonso, a
junior in the health sciences pre-clinical program, on his
selection as "Undergraduate
Researcher of the Month" for August 2013 by the UCF
Student Undergraduate Research Council! Alfonso is looking at
the role of perceived masculinity influence upon injury concealment
among athletes, according to his research supervisor, Instructor
6/27/13 Congratulations to Deborah Reith, a
criminal justice alumna (B.A., '86) and an M.P.A. student who
secured a $10,000 federal grant as a result of her course work
in PAD 5850 - Grant and Contract Management
taught by Research Coordinator and Instructor Barbara Howell
in spring 2013.
"The Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, is
receiving a $10,000 grant for the purchase of bulletproof vests
from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice,
[Bulletproof Vest Partnership]. This grant will allow the
agency to purchase not only the vest for each investigator but also
an outside tactical cover to assist in identifying the investigator
as a law enforcement officer (an important safety measure). I
feel very grateful that all this hard work paid off and I was able
to assist the Office of the State Attorney in a time of such
-- Deborah Reith
6/26/13 Congratulations to Michelle Gardner and the
Florida Institute of Government on the receipt of a $2,500
grant from Healthy Central Florida to develop a smart phone app
that encourages healthy living. Gardner is the institute's
coordinator of administrative services and a doctoral student in
UCF's text and technology program. Learn
6/18/13 The COHPA Office of Research and COHPA Research Council
are pleased to announce the 2013-24 COHPA Research Fellows
Program. Learn more at the links below:
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.
Office of Research
College of Health and Public Affairs
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Orlando, FL 32816-2200
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),