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.
50 Students Present Research Posters
Nearly 50 students from the College of Health and Public
Affairs presented research posters during UCF's 2015 Research Week,
held March 30 to April 2 on the Orlando campus.
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Office Hosts Research Discussion Lunch Kim
Gryglewicz, assistant professor of social
work, and Eugene Paoline, associate professor of criminal
justice, presented at today's Research Discussion
Lunch. The COHPA Office of Research hosts this event each
semester to highlight current faculty research and promote
collaboration, according to Research Director Kerry Gajewski. "This
session was interesting because both a junior faculty and
senior faculty presented on their research projects," she
said. View the lunch announcement
2/27/15 Four Faculty Members Secure UCF In-House Research
UCF Office of Research and Commercialization has selected 24
researchers to receive
In-House Research Grants this year, with four going
to faculty members in the College of Health and Public Affairs. The
$7,500 grant is awarded on a competitive basis to initiate new
faculty research projects. Listed below are the recipients and
their projects, which will begin May 1.
Latarsha Chisholm, assistant
professor of health management and informatics
Research project: "Culture Change Adoption in Nursing Homes: From
the Residents' Perspective"
David Mitchell, assistant professor of public
Research project: "The Process of Public Strategic
Implementation: A Multi-Phase Contingent Approach"
Alice Noblin, assistant professor of health
informatics and information
Research project: "Impact of Health Literacy on Senior Citizen
Engagement in Healthcare IT Usage"
Michael Rovito, assistant professor of
Research project: "A Pilot Application of the Adolescent Males
Social Indicators Scales (AMSIS)"
2/23/15 Save the Date: March 16, 9 a.m. to 3
UCF Office of Research and Commercialization will present a
Grant Writing Workshop titled "Empahsis on NIH and
Multi-Disciplinary Projects." Please RSVP to April.Torre@ucf.edu by March
View the announcement
2/23/15 Save the Date: March 23, 12 to
1 p.m. The COHPA Office of Research
will sponsor a Research Discussion Lunch on March
23 from 12 to 1 p.m. in HPA I - 304. The luncheon will
feature presentations by Associate Professor Eugene Paoline
and Assistant Professor Kim Gryglewicz. Lunch will be provided.
Please RSPV to Taylor.Cheeley@ucf.edu. View the announcement
Applications Now Being Accepted UCF Summer Faculty Development Conference, May 11-14,
2015 The conference will feature a
STEM Proposal Development Track. The track's objective
is to support faculty development of high-quality
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) proposals
for submittal to the National Science Foundation and similar
For additional information, contact Debbie Reinhart, assistant vice
president for research and commercialization, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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),