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Associate Dean for Research

Headshot of Robert WoodRobert H. Wood, PhD

Associate Dean for Research
College of Health Sciences

The Associate 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 Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the COHS and works closely with the Director of the COHS Office of Research. Together, the Associate Dean and the Director of the Office of Research co-chair the College of Health Science Research Committee.

Event: Clinical and Translational Scholarship Conference 2023 Registration


Pre-event registration has now closed. You may still register at the door.


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The College of Health Sciences will be hosting a Clinical and Translational Scholarship Conference on March 3, 2023. The event will be held at the Stueckle Sky Center at Albertson’s Stadium on the Boise State University Campus.


With this conference we will showcase the clinical and translational scholarship happening around the Mountain West Region at institutions of Higher Education in our community healthcare providers. This offers an opportunity for us to network with other scholars and to promote and generate scholarly activity. Please consider submitting abstracts of any work, past or present, that conveys your scholarly interest. We welcome everyone and anyone to submit scholarly abstracts for poster presentations (registration for abstracts closed Feb. 3).

Attendance & Dress Code

There is no cost to attend the conference. Dress code is business/casual.

Location & Time

Stueckle Sky Center

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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.

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 Associate 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 Associate 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 Associate Dean.

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