Student Research and Creativity Grant

Student Eligibility:
Each student must be in good academic standing and not on academic or professional probation.

Funding:
Up to 4 awards (one in each Tier) may be granted per academic year based on availability of funds and quality of the applications received. Award amount is up to $500 for Tiers I and II. Award amount is up to $1000 for Tiers III and IV. Awards will be announced in October, and all funds MUST be expended no later than June 30, 2019. Award funds will be distributed to the student’s mentor through the department. Awarded funds may be used only according to approved OU policy and at mentor’s discretion. Please note that these are not travel awards, so only a minority of the total funds requested in any application should be applied to travel expenses. Awardees are required to submit their project for poster or oral presentation at the next CAH Research Day and at GREAT Symposium or OU Tulsa Research Day. Awardees may be requested to also present at other appropriate on-campus venues as determined by the CAH Research Committee.

Application:
Please refer to individual Tiers for application requirements.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of material due by September 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
  • Award announced on October 12, 2018.

If required information and documents are incomplete, the application will not be reviewed.

Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

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Past Award Recipients

2014 - 2015 Recipients

Tier I
Student Investigator/Awardee: Melissa White
Research Mentor: Daiquirie Crumrine, PhD, CCC-SLP
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research Project Title: Receptive Retention of Novel Words and Images in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Tier II
Student Investigator/Awardee: Jamie Myers
Research Mentor: Suzanne Kimball, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research Project Title: Prevalence of Tinnitus and Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Oklahoma Dentists

Tier III

Smith

Student Investigator/Awardee: Sarah Smith
Research Mentor: Beth Degrace, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Research Project Title: Exploring Families’ Perceptions of Family Health

Tier IV

Swyden
Student Investigator/Awardee: Katheryn Swyden
Research Mentor: Susan Sisson, PhD, RON, CHES, FACSM
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Research Project Title: Association between Maternal Stress, Work Status, and Feeding Practices among Preschool Children

2015 - 2016 Recipients

Tier I

Student Investigator/Awardee: Adelaide South
Research Mentors: Susan Sisson, PhD, RON, CHES, FACSM & David Fields, PhD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Research Project Title: Infant Care Status and Adiposity as Measured by DXA

Tier II

Anna Jilla

Student Investigator/Awardee: Anna Marie Jilla
Research Mentor: Carole Johnson, PhD, AuD
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research Project Title: Can Audiologic and Non-Audiologic Factors Predict Hearing Aid Adherence?

Tier IV
Student Investigator/Awardee: Laura Gaeta
Research Mentor: Andrew John, PhD & Toby B. Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H., OTR/L, FAOTA
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research Project Title: Phenomenologic Analysis of Spanish-Speaking Patients’ Experience in Hearing Healthcare

2016 - 2017 Recipients

Tier III

Bryce
Student Investigator/Awardee: Ashley Brice
Research Mentors: Susan Sisson, PhD, RON, CHES, FACSM, Leah Hoffman, PhD, RD/LD, CNSC, & Allen Knehans, PhD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Research Project Title: Family Child Care Home Provider Experiences with the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Tier IV

Chelsea Smith

Student Investigator/Awardee: Chelsea Smith
Research Mentor: Susan Sisson, PhD, RON, CHES, FACSM
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Research Project Title: Sibling Influence on Subsiding Behaviors Related to Obesity (SIS-BRO)

2017 - 2018 Recipients

Tier I
Student Investigator/Awardee: Jessica James
Research Mentors: Carole Johnson, PhD, AuD, Jonathan Baldwin, MS, CNMT, RT(CT)
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research Project Title: Children’s and Young Adult’s Sentence Recognition in Noise: Accuracy and Listening Effort

Tier III

Christina Crowder
Student Investigator/Awardee: Christina Crowder
Research Mentors: Jennifer Graef, PhD, RD/LD & Laura Chalmers, MD, PhD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Research Project Title: The effects of a low-carb, non-ketogenic diet vs standard diabetes diet on glycemic control in Type 1 diabetes

Shanita Rob

Student Investigators/Awardees: Melissa Fairman, Amber Rinestine, Shanita Rob, and Jessica Smith
Research Mentor: Leah Hoffman, PhD, RD/LD, CNSC
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Research Project Title: A Health and Wellness Program for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Eligibility

Research Tier I

Any College of Allied Health student who is conducting research and is presently enrolled in the B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders , B.S. in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Nuclear Medicine, B.S. in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Radiation Therapy, B.S. in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Radiography, B.S. in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences – Sonography, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, and B.S. R.S. Capstone. Students on academic probation cannot submit an application.

Research Tier II

Any College of Allied Health student who is conducting research and is presently enrolled in the M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology , Au.D. – Doctor of Audiology , M.A. in Dietetics, Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.).

Students enrolled concurrently in the Au.D. and the PhD in Audiology may apply for only one student award. If the project fulfills requirements for the Au.D, please apply for the Tier II award. If the project is your dissertation or work that contributes to your dissertation in fulfillment for your PhD, please apply for the Tier IV award. 

Research Tier III

Any College of Allied Health student who is conducting research and is presently enrolled in the M.S. in Allied Health Sciences - Medical Dosimetry, M.S. in Nutritional Sciences, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, and D.Sc. in Rehabilitation Sciences. Students on academic probation cannot submit an application.

Research Tier IV

Any College of Allied Health student who is conducting research and presently enrolled in the Ph.D. in Allied Health Sciences with Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences, Ph.D. in Allied Health Sciences with Specialization in Nutritional Sciences, and Ph.D. in Audiology, Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology.