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CHS Grants & Research Resources

The following is a compilation of resources for the College of Health Sciences faculty by other CHS faculty members in an effort to meet the charge of the CHS Grants & Research Committee which is to “promote research and grant writing within the college.”


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Recent CHS Grants & Research Newsletters

April 2023 - Research Symposium Edition


Research Methods & Data Analysis

Preparing for Research

In order to perform any type of research on human subjects, there are certain requirements. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) must review your study for approval PRIOR to any data collection beginning. See the ULM Institutional Review Board requirements. Researchers must also perform the required training for IRB approval (link for CITI training on the IRB site).

If the research study involves grant funding, see also college and university grant requirements under grant submission process.

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Data Collection and Analysis Technology Options

There are several software options for performing data collection and analysis. The companies may have a free option or the college/school/program you are in may already have a subscription. Check around before buying. The university has purchased SPSS licenses, but you must request a license from IT (there is a limited supply).

Microsoft Excel

Quatrics Survey

Survey Monkey

IBM SPSS Statistics


CHS Research Symposium

The Grants & Research Committee hosts a poster symposium for CHS faculty and students to present posters of their current scholarly activities. The event usually occurs in the Spring semester with a call for abstracts to all CHS faculty in January. Contact the Grants & Research Committee Chair for more information. Also, see the Poster Preparations section below to create your poster presentation for the next symposium.


Poster Presentations

How to Create a Poster in Powerpoint

Slide size - Begin by making your slide the appropriate ratio/dimensions. To change the slide size, click on the design tab and then slide size. Dimensions are only available up to 56 inches. Therefore, to create a slide that will print to a 36” by 48” board, you can use those exact dimensions. To create a larger print, use a ratio of that size (i.e. 36x48 can be reduced to 9x12).

Trifold sections - If you’re planning to use a trifold board, click the view tab and turn on the ruler checkbox. This will allow you to see the measurements of the board and plan your elements accordingly.

Example Powerpoint Poster

General Information

Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item included in your poster is necessary.

             Utilize handouts to supplement your poster.

             Goal: 20% text, 40% graphics, 40% space.

             Make sure ideas flow logically from one section to the next.

             Use charts and graphs to illustrate data (avoid large tables of raw data).

             Use high resolution photographs (web images often will not work).

             Do not use all capital letters.

             Keep consistent margins.

             Keep line spacing consistent.

             Keep the color, style, and thickness of borders the same.

             Keep shading consistent.

             Title banner should be legible from 20 feet away.

             Body text should legible from 6 feet away

Getting Ready for Printing

Printers will generally accept PDF files or image files such as jpeg. To make your powerpoint slide into one of these files, click save as and change the file type to your desired type.

Poster Printing

The college/department/program may have funds available for faculty presentation posters. This will need to be requested prior to printing.

Some options for printing locally are below:

Poster printer in Pharmacy, contact Marcia Wells at mwells@ulm.edu

Sir Speedy, office, 318-323-2679, info@sirspeedymonroe.com

Associated Business Printing, office, 318-325-2664, www.abp-inc.com

Other Resources

Do’s and Don’ts of Poster Presentation

How to Make an Academic Poster


Publication Tips

Before even writing your publication, be sure that you discover which journal you intend to publish in. For this, consider 1)your intended audience, 2)journal aims & scope, 3)reputability of the journal, and 4)publication fees, if applicable. Choose the journal that best fits all of these criteria for your purposes. Journal websites should outline specific sections and formatting that must be used for its publications. Tailor your draft to strictly fit these guidelines. Also, be sure that you know the journal’s citation/referencing style. See Citation Styles Guide | Examples for All Major Styles for help.

Use these articles to help you increase your publication chances and impact:

How to get your research published… …and then noticed.

Successful Scientific Writing and Publishing: A Step-by-Step Approach - PMC

Consider submitting your work to the ULM Journal of Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration as well if this fits your agenda.


Grant Writing Resources

There are several organizations, both internal and external, that can provide funds for your activities. (This is not an exhaustive list)

Internal Grant Opportunities:

External Grant Opportunities

Grant Submission Process

In order to apply for external grant funding, there are certain procedures in place within the College of Health Sciences and within ULM that must be performed prior to ANY grant application submission. As a part of the CHS, we must follow the CHS Grant Submission Process as well as OSPR’s Grant Submission Process.

Items to Consider Adding in Your Grant Budget

Other Resources

ULM OSPR - What to know about Grant Proposal Development and Writing

Writing a grant proposal | ULM University of Louisiana at Monroe


Endowment Information

If you need additional funds for projects related to scholarship, teaching, and/or service missions, a professorship may be able to help.

What is an endowed chair?

The endowed chair is a distinction awarded by the university to a scholar or teacher in recognition of past and potential original contributions to the individual's academic discipline. In addition to the academic honor given to the individual, an endowed chair provides funding for support of his or her teaching, research, and service responsibilities.

What is an endowed professorship?

An endowed professorship supplies state funding to institutions of higher education to match with private donations and create endowments that will supply awarded faculty with monetary resources to aid them in enhancing the quality of higher education and promoting economic development in Louisiana.

How do I apply for an endowed professorship or chair?

During the spring semester before the fiscal year in which the new award will start, a list of the criteria for the professorship, along with a description of the process and required application materials, will be sent to all faculty who are eligible to apply. After the deadline for receiving applications has passed, a review and evaluation of applications will take place according to the process set for it.

Other Resources

ULMEndowed Professorship & Chair Policy

ULM Endowed Chairs & Professorships


Interprofessional Education at ULM

Interprofessional Education or IPE is currently a relevant topic especially in the Health Sciences. ULM has developed a robust program that is embedded in many of the programs within the College of Health Sciences. Data is being collected by faculty at every level of the program and offers many scholarship opportunities. You can find more information on the ULM IPE Website. For more information or to become involved in ULM’s IPE, contact the current IPE Co-College Committee Chair.

The IPEC Collaborative is the national organization for IPE and houses the standards, resources, events, and additional information related to current IPE practices. Nexus is the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and hosts webinars and conferences for IPE.


Grants & Research Committee Directory

As a part of the committee charge, members have agreed to assist CHS faculty as needed and able with their current scholarly activity. Feel free to contact any of the members; their research interests and credentials are listed here to assist with an appropriate match. Faculty emails are available through the ULM search as a security measure.


Rebecca G. Hamm, Ed.D., R.T.(R)(CT) - Chair
Associate Professor, Radiologic Technology
Research Interests - Assessment & Accreditation, Radiographic/Computed Tomography Procedures, Education Innovation & Technology, Critical Thinking Skills Development, Delphi Methodology


Victoria Hamby, PT, DPT - Secretary
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Research Interests - Clinical Education in Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, and Geriatric Physical Therapy with a special interest in Preventative Care


Amanda Elias, M.A., CCC-SLP
Instructor/Internship Coordinator, Speech-Language Pathology
Research Interests - Clinical Education in Speech-Language Pathology, Special Interest in the Area of Stuttering


JoEllen Showers, Ed.D., M.S., LOTR
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Research Interests - Application and competitive admission processes for healthcare programs, Dementia Virtual Tour within Nursing program, Occupational Therapy (OT) with the elderly


Kathy Kennedy, DNP, APRN, CNM-BC
Associate Director Graduate Nursing Program, Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
Research Interests - High risk prenatal care, Equitable Healthcare for vulnerable populations, increasing nursing applicants to provide qualified healthcare workforce, curriculum development


Benjamin J. Evans, Ph.D., LMFT, PLPC
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy
Research Interests – Qualitative Research, Clinical Application Topics


Donna R. Glaze, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
Research Interests - Simulation, Dementia


Paula Griswold, PhD, MT(ASCP), CPC - Ex-Officio
Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences