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 (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.
Burg, Colleagues Publish Study on Unmet Needs of Cancer
Cancer Even decades after being cured, many cancer
survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their
disease and its treatment. That's the conclusion of a study led
by social work professor Mary Ann Burg and published today
online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer
1/7/14 Save the Date:
Jan. 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The UCF Office of Research and Commercialization
will host an Open House in HPA I to demonstrate PIVOT to COHPA
researchers. PIVOT includes a comprehensive database of current
funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion. It allows
researchers to search for funding opportunities. It also matches
pre-populated researcher profiles with funding opportunities. View
Open House Flyer.
Learn more about PIVOT.
12/16/14 Congratulations! The following COHPA faculty
members will participate in the 2015 Research Faculty
Fellowship Program: David Mitchell, Reshawna Chapple,
Timothy Ravich, Vanessa Lopez-Littleton and Varadraj Gurupur. Learn more
UCF ORC writes, "If you have a proposal, report and/or
post-award activity due during this time period, please
notify us as soon as possible so that we may plan
accordingly. We ask that you submit all documents to our office by
close of business (5pm) on Friday, December 19, if possible. This
will allow us to process your proposal and/or report and submit it
before we close for the holiday break. If you have any questions or
concerns, please feel free to contact us [407-823-3778 ]."
11/24/14 Save the Date: Dec. 10, 12 to 1 p.m. The COHPA Office of Research is pleased to host
the fall 2014 Research Lunch Discussion titled "Community Based
& Collaborative Research." COHPA researchers will present
on four research topics. Click
here for the presenters and topics. COHPA faculty members and
public affairs doctoral students are invited to attend. Lunch will
be provided. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Ms.Taylor
Cheeley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo (above, right): The presenters included
(left to right) Drs. Thomas Wan, Tracy Wharton, Albert Liu and
Roberto Hugh Potter (click image to enlarge).
11/21/14 The COHPA Office of Research is pleased to
announce the schedule
for this year's COHPA Research Faculty Fellowship program.
11/13/14 A compilation of National Science
Foundation Resources is now available on the UCF Library's
website. The UCF Office of Research and Commercialization
recommends using these resources to prepare for meetings with
agency program managers.
11/3/14, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
UCF Grants Day: "Pursing Sponsored Research from Private
Student Union, Cape Florida Ballroom (316AB) Members of the College of Health and Public
Affairs were invited to attend UCF Grants Day,
sponsored by UCF's Office of Research and Commercialization.
The Nov. 3 event focused 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.
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.
Chisholm, Wharton Receive NIH Support for Mentored
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.
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
reserve a seat at the workshop. Learn
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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),