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  • 2015 - Year the college will launch a doctoral program in criminal justice
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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.


UCF Expert in Wildlife Crime Sought by International Community
Assistant Professor William Moreto is an expert in wildlife crime who will be a visiting fellow this summer at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement in Amsterdam. Read the full story


Preparing the Researchers of Tomorrow 
UCF's College of  Graduate Studies has initiated a new summer program to prepare outstanding undergraduates for graduate education. A team from the Department of Criminal Justice (Roberto Hugh Potter, Gail Humiston and William Moreto) has been selected to participate in the program's inaugural year. Read the full story


Physical Therapy Launches New GoBabyGo Lab
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program has launched a new GoBabyGo lab that will focus on researching and developing new and inexpensive mobility options for children and adults with motor impairments. The lab also will serve as a teaching facility and community clinic. Read the full story


Urban Planning Director Receives Grant from National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation has awarded urban planning program director Christopher Hawkins, Ph.D., and his research team with a $270,000 grant to study the coordination of sustainability efforts by local government agencies.
Read the full story

Celebration Recognizes Outstanding Research Efforts

The College of Health and Public Affairs held its Third Annual Research Faculty Appreciation Celebration on April 29, 2015. Dean Michael Frumkin and members of the COHPA Office of Research honored faculty members for their outstanding efforts in both submitting proposals and securing funding during the 2014-15 fiscal year. View event photos

Save the Date:
May 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sixth Annual Summer Research Institute
The COHPA Office of Research is pleased to announce the 2015 Summer Research Institute, which will include a daylong workshop titled "Community Engaged Research in Theory & Practice," offered by Thomas Bryer, director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management and associate professor of public administration. Open to COHPA faculty members and doctoral students. Read the workshop overview

Nearly 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. Read the full story

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

Four Faculty Members Secure UCF In-House Research Grants
The 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 admininstration
    Research project: "The Process of Public Strategic Implementation: A Multi-Phase Contingent Approach"
  • Alice Noblin, assistant professor of health informatics and information management               
    Research project: "Impact of Health Literacy on Senior Citizen Engagement in Healthcare IT Usage"
  • Michael Rovito, assistant professor of health professions        
    Research project: "A Pilot Application of the Adolescent Males Social Indicators Scales (AMSIS)"

Save the Date:
March 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grant Writing Workshop
The 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 6.
View the announcement

Save the Date:
March 23, 12 to 1 p.m.
Research Discussion Lunch
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

Read the February 2015 issue of the COHPA Office of Research newsletter, Impact.

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 funding agencies.

Learn more and apply at http://icubed.ucf.edu/summer_dev_conf.php.
Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 27. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 13.

For additional information, contact Debbie Reinhart, assistant vice president for research and commercialization, at reinhart@ucf.edu.

Burg, Colleagues Publish Study on Unmet Needs of Cancer Survivors in 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 Society. Learn more

Read the article: Current Unmet Needs of Cancer Survivors: Analysis of Open-Ended Responses to the American Cancer Society Study of Cancer Survivors

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Office of Research
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA I, suite 340
Phone: 407-823-3854
Fax: 407-823-5821
Email: cohparesearch@ucf.edu

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Office of Research
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2200

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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),  
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