On October 2, 2017, Vice President for Research, Tom Piechota and colleagues presented highlights and recognition at the Inaugural State of Research and Creative Activity event in the George Bush Conference Center attended by over 150 people. This included the growth of research at Chapman, the impacts on the community and students, fiscal year statistics, recognition of million dollar awardees, and future activities.

The following highlights for FY17 were reported:

  • $6.6 million research expenditures
  • $4.5 million in research awards
  • 63 total research awards
  • 336 publications (2016)
    • Over the past 10 years there was a 6x increase in publications at Chapman
  • 31 industry organization partners
  • 10 million dollar club inductees
    • Don Cardinal, Emmanual Dinnat, Jennifer Funk, Laura Glynn, Armen Gulian, Marilyn Harran, Erik Linstead, Jan Osborn, Sally Rubin, Vernon Smith
  • 49% increased in the number of proposals

Over the past year there were over 50 sponsors and partners. Some notable sponsors are: USDA, NASAS, United Way, CHOC, National Geographic Society, American Heart Association.

Looking forward to this next year, Professor Hillard Kaplan has received the largest Chapman federal award of $3.7 million (sponsored by national Institute on Aging) researching Alzheimer’s in Bolivia. This next year will also include strategic growth of the Faculty Opportunity Fund to support faculty research, scholarship and creative activity. A video of the State of Research and Creative is available.

On behalf of the Office of Research, we would like to thank the students, faculty, staff, sponsors and leaders who have supported these projects.