Office of Research

UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences

Welcome

CHPS Office of Research works in partnership with faculty members and UCF’s Office of Research to identify and disseminate funding opportunities, foster creative and scholarly collaborations, support the development of innovative research proposals, coordinate and administer funded grant and contract projects, and to ensure that all projects are conducted in compliance with sponsoring agency guidelines and regulations.

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In the News

Behind Research Funding: How CHPS Staff Help Researchers Fulfill Their Dreams
Research

Behind Research Funding: How CHPS Staff Help Researchers Fulfill Their Dreams

A research administrator must be passionate, curious, detail-oriented and patient, says, Eduardo Ortiz of CHPS. Ortiz, along with Monique Gregory, formerly of CHPS, now working in the research office of...
AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative
Social Work

AdventHealth, UCF Collaborate on Suicide-prevention Initiative

AdventHealth is collaborating with the University of Central Florida to address a growing suicide crisis across the nation. The effort is modeled after the Zero Suicide Initiative, a national program...
Health Sciences Students Present Research, Serve Community in Jamaica
Health Sciences

Health Sciences Students Present Research, Serve Community in Jamaica

Nineteen students accompanied Danielle Webster, an associate lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences, on an unique academic and altruistic venture to Jamaica in November. Webster’s students attended the seventh...

Upcoming Office of Research Events

UP NEXT

The Department Administrator Research Focus (DARF) committee, in conjunction with the Award Management Office and Graduate Research IT (GRIT) teams within the Office of Research, are facilitating additional training focused on the post award management workflow and functionality within the…

LOOKING AHEAD

Please join us for an overview and interactive roundtable discussions where you will gain valuable tips and insight for writing your NSF CAREER proposal directly from awardees! Overview of CAREER Program Led by:  Debra Reinhart, Ph.D.  Round table Panel discussions led by:  …
In this session, Scholarly Communication Librarian Sarah Norris will explain how faculty can further publicize, disseminate, and measure the reach of their scholarship through tools like online faculty profiles (such as Academia.edu) and UCF’s Showcase of Text, Archives, Research &…

Pre-Award Process

Identify Funding Opportunities

Liaison with Research Development to provide CHPS faculty with tools, individual support and group workshops to identify potential funding opportunities and collaborators.

Proposal Meeting

Meet with the Principal Investigator (PI) to review solicitation and prepare for proposal submission.

Proposal Prep Planner

Develop proposal checklist including calendar due dates, budget and application components for PI and subawardee (if applicable).

Proposal Application

Enter complete proposal in application portal per CHPS 7-day policy, review the final proposal to ensure it is error-free, monitor workflow routing for institutional approvals and ensure timely submission by Office of Research.

Post-Award Process

Project Establishment

Conduct initial Kick Forward Meeting with PI, Department Coordinator and CHPS OR to review award details, complete Departmental Authorization List (DAL) and hire project personnel.

Project Management

Oversight of awards during the lifecycle of the project. Tasks include:

  • Review/approve revised electronic Personnel Action Forms (ePAFs)
  • Review/approve requisitions and purchase orders
  • Provide monthly project reports
  • Review/approve journal transfers
  • Monitor deliverables
  • Prior approval requests for activities to include:
    • Gift cards for participation incentives
    • Equipment (value greater than $5,000)
    • NCE/budget transfers
    • Travel

Effort Reporting

Review and process effort certification to ensure it is accurate per the award documents and includes any salary cost transfers that may have been submitted after data upload.

Closeout

Review project 90 days prior to closeout to confirm all expenses are project related, inform PI and Department Coordinator of pending ePAFs and determine if NCE is needed.

Resources

Research Council

The CHPS Research Council is composed of one representative from each department and school in the College of Health Professions and Sciences. The council meets monthly during the academic year to promote collaborative research, develop appropriate training, and provide leadership for research throughout the college.

Council Chair

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Jennifer Kent-Walsh, BEd, MS, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

ASHA Fellow, Associate Dean of Research, FAAST Center Director, Interim School Director, Professor
Communication Disorders Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dean's Office, FAAST Assistive Technology Center
Location: HPA I Room: 343E
Phone: 407-823-4800

Council Members

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David Fukuda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Division Head
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science, Kinesiology
Location: Education Complex Room: 320R
Phone: 407-823-0442
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Humberto Lopez Castillo, MD, Ph.D., CPH, CMI-Spanish

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HPA II Room: 217
Phone: 407-823-3012
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Julie Steen, Ph.D., MSW

Associate Director of Research, Associate Professor
Social Work
Location: HPA I Room: 253
Phone: 407-823-6452
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Matt Stock, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science, Physical Therapy
Location: HPA I Room: 258
Phone: 407-823-0364
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Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

ASHA Fellow, Board Certified Fluency Specialist, Pegasus Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: HPA II Room: 101R
Phone: 407-823-4808

Contact

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Jennifer Kent-Walsh, BEd, MS, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

ASHA Fellow, Associate Dean of Research, FAAST Center Director, Interim School Director, Professor
Communication Disorders Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dean's Office, FAAST Assistive Technology Center
Location: HPA I Room: 343E
Phone: 407-823-4800
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Eduardo Ortiz

Contracts and Grants Specialist III
Dean's Office
Location: HPA I Room: 343C
Phone: 407-823-3914
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Abigail Ruoss

Contracts and Grants Specialist II
Dean's Office
Location: HPA I Suite: 343
Phone: 407-823-2350