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Assistant Dean for Research

Headshot of Robert WoodRobert H. Wood, PhD

Assistant Dean for Research
College of Health Sciences

The Assistant Dean for Research Advocates on behalf of the faculty, staff, students, the College of Health Sciences (COHS) and Boise State University to advance the scholarly productivity of the college. The Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of the COHS and works closely with the Director of the COHS Office of Research. Together, the assistant Dean and the Director of the Office of Research co-chair the College of Health Science Research Committee.

Who's Who in COHS Research

Take a look at our latest monthly featured scholars highlighting their recent accomplishments. To see an expanded list of previous featured scholars, please visit our Who’s Who webpage.

Luke Montrose

Assistant Professor
Public Health and Population Sciences, Boise State University

Luke  recently co-authored a manuscript entitled, ” Simulated Wildfire Smoke Significantly Alters Sperm DNA Methylation Patterns in a Murine Model.” This work reflects a collaboration between investigators here at Boise State with others from Northeastern University in Boston, and Brigham Young in Utah. The paper, published in Toxics 2021, 9(9), suggests that paternal reproductive risks are possible with prolonged  wildfire smoke exposure. 

Click here to access Montrose’s manuscript.

JhaymieJhaymie Cappiello faculty photo L Cappiello, MS RRT-Accs

Clinical Assistant Professor
Respiratory Therapy, Boise State University

Jhaymie coauthored a recently published manuscript in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery. The paper titled “Inhaled Pulmonary Vasodilator Therapy in Adult Lung Transplant A Randomized Clinical Trial” demonstrates the efficacy of a low-cost vasodilator in protecting tissue in patients having undergone lung transplant.

Click here to download a PDF of Cappiello’s published manuscript.


Graduate Assistantship Application

The College of Health Sciences awards 1- and 2-year graduate assistantships on a competitive basis. Each Fall, the Assistant Dean releases a call for applications. Applications are reviewed by the College Research Committee.

Click here for more information on the Graduate Assistantship Application

Mentorship Program

The College of Health Science offers a formal research mentorship program. The program makes use of a model vetted and approved by the National Science Foundation. In addition, the College funds one early career faculty member each year to visit a national level mentor.

Click here for more information about these programs

Mock Proposal Reviews

When investigators initiate a grant proposal with the COHS Office of Research, the PI is given the opportunity to request a mock review of the proposal. To be eligible, the PI must first contact the program officer of the sponsor for feedback, and must send their narrative, budget and biosketches (if required) to the Assistant Dean for Research no less than two weeks ahead of the deadline. The reviewers will return their comments to the applicant at least 1 week prior to the deadline.

Internal Seed Grants

The College of Health Sciences will consider requests for internal seed grants. In order to be eligible COHS investigators must first attempt to get seed funding from an external source and provide their application and results of their review to the Assistant Dean.

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