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Category: Doctoral Program in Public Affairs

UCF Study Examines First Responder Stress and Support Needs

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Public affairs doctoral study Anastasia Miller examined support strategies and burnout among first responders as her dissertation research.

NCURA Article Highlights Diversity of Research Administration Program

Thursday December 17, 2015
Lecturer and M.R.A. program director Jo Ann Smith, Ph.D., are the authors of “Future Trends: The Growing Diversity of Research Administration Observed in a Master of Research Program,” the front-page article in the December 2015 issue of NCURA Magazine.

UCF Creates Virtual Forum for Florida and Missouri Students to Discuss Race, Policing

Friday April 24, 2015
UCF this week created a virtual forum for high school students from Orlando and Jennings and Ferguson, Mo., to talk about race, police practices and communities.

UCF Delivers Tourism Oriented Policing Program in Aruba

Friday October 24, 2014
Associate Dean Ross Wolf worked with three experts from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to develop a one-week, 40-hour Tourism Oriented Policing training program for the Aruba police.

Critics Love New Nursing Home Book

Wednesday September 8, 2010
Researchers from the college are the authors of a new book, Improving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, published this month by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Public Affairs' Program Returns to Orlando Campus

Friday August 20, 2010
The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs has returned to the Orlando campus after being housed at a facility in the Central Florida Research Park for the past five and a half years.

Fottlers Establish Endowed Scholarship Fund

Wednesday March 3, 2010
The Dr. Myron D. Fottler and Carol A. Fottler Endowed Scholarship Fund will help students in the health services administration master’s degree program and in the health administration specialization of the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs.

UCF Rankings Can Help Nursing Homes Improve Quality, Efficiency

Friday June 20, 2008
The college's Doctoral Program in Public Affairs operates a database of all nursing home facilities nationwide that receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.

Medical Web Sites May Improve Nursing Home Care

Thursday April 10, 2008
Medical Web sites could be key to improving the quality of care at nursing homes, a new Doctoral Program in Public Affairs' study found.


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) 
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