Current Projects

COBRE: CNTN Assessment Project
The UNLV Center for Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (CREA) provides formative and summative evaluation/assessment services to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (LRCBH) for the NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence: Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience (COBRE:CNTN) grant.

Funding: LRCBH/Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health #P20GM109025
Period of Performance: June 1st, 2016 – May 31st, 2020
CREA Principal Investigator: Dr. Gwen Marchand
CREA Team: Kristine Bragg
CREA Consultant: Dr. Jonathan Hilpert, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

More information can be found at the CNTN website.

Weber Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention (CCOP)
In partnership with the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, CREA provides evaluation and assessment services for the NIH  funded Weber Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention project.

Funding: Arkansas Children’s Research Institute NIH Grant #P20GM109096
Period of Performance: January 1st, 2019 – October 31st, 2019
CREA Principal Investigator: Dr. Gwen Marchand
CREA Team: Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins
CREA Consultant: Dr. Jonathan Hilpert, Georgia Southern University

More information can be found at the CCOP website.

COBRE: Center of Excellence in Personalized Medicine Evaluation
CREA serves as an internal evaluator for the new Center of Excellence in Personalized Medicine led by faculty in UNLV’s Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine.

Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
Period of Performance: Beginning July 2018
Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Schiller
CREA Role: Internal Evaluator

Information on this new project can be found in this UNLV News Center article.

Developing the Skills and Will to Succeed in STEM
CREA serves as an internal evaluator for the new Developing the Skill and Will to Succeed in STEM program at UNLV, designed to support 25 academically talented undergraduate biology students that have financial need.

Funding: National Science Foundation (NSF) Award # 1742185
Period of Performance: Beginning February 2018
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jenifer Utz
Co-Principal Investigators: Dr. Matthew Bernacki, Dr. Christy Strong, Dr. Kathryn Rafferty, Dr. Donald Price
CREA Role: Internal Evaluator

More information can be found at the NSF grant website.

Las Vegas Scholars Program S-STEM
CREA provides assessment services for the NSF grant funded Las Vegas Scholars Program.
Funding: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Period of Performance: 2019 – 2022
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah Harris
CREA Team: Dr. Tiberio Garza

TRANSCEnD IUSE
CREA provides evaluation services for the NSF grant funded TRANSCEnD project.
Funding: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Period of Performance: October 1st, 2019 – 2024
Principal Investigator: Dr. Haroon Stephen
CREA Team: Dr. Tiberio Garza

Student Interactions with STEM
CREA provides evaluation services for the Student Interactions with STEM (SISTEM) project.
Funding: Dr. Erica Marti
Period of Performance: Spring 2019 – Present
Principal Investigator: Dr. Erica Marti
CREA Team: Dr. Tiberio Garza