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Idaho Center for Health Research


Main Office Contact Info:
Idaho Center for Health Research
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8055
Pocatello, ID 83209-8055
(208) 282-2937 (Corinne Johns)
FAX (208)282-3280

Rex Force, Pharm. D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Director, Idaho Center for Health Research (ICHR)
Director, Family Medicine Clinical Research Center

Graveley Hall, Rm 200
(208) 282-3836

The Director of the Idaho Center for Health Research is responsible for the support of research interests across the Division of Health Sciences and interdisciplinary collaboration at the university and around the region. He is the connection to internal and external stakeholders and research partners, promotes research activity, identifies and capitalizes on opportunities, ensures Divisional research integrity, stimulates inter-professional and interdisciplinary collaboration, and contributes to strategic hiring and continuing active clinical research programs.

Rick Tivis, M.P.H.
Assistant Director, ICHR
Biostatistical Support

1311 E Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 283-5756

Based at the Meridian campus, assists with all aspects of statistical analysis, from initial design (including assistance with writing analysis section for grant applications) to final analysis, with a particular expertise using large datasets.

Beth Garner, M.Ed.
Clinical research/project manager

Graveley Hall, Rm 201
(208) 282-4177

Assists in the managing of research projects/grants in the ICHR and clinical trials in the Center for Clinical Research, along with grant writing and presentation preparation.

Cyndy Kelchner, Ph.D.
Research Administrator/Research Assistant Professor

Graveley Hall, Rm 209
(208) 282-6457

Assists researchers in developing research questions, designing research projects, working with collaborators, identifying funding opportunities, writing articles and grant proposals, obtaining and managing grant-funded projects, and resolving grant management problems that may arise both before and after a grant is awarded.

Jana Bodily-Roan, MPA
Research Associate

Graveley Hall, Rm 209
(208) 282-5444

Focus is financial grant management working with researchers to plan and prepare budgets for grant proposals, and assist in management of grant funds after they are awarded.

Corinne Johns,
Administrative Support

Graveley Hall, Rm 205
(208) 282-2937

Prepares grant application packages, by compiling, formatting, and attaching all necessary documentation to ensure application package is submitted in a timely manner, and assists with Human Subjects applications, university procedures, forms, and other administrative tasks.

Tony Seikel, Ph.D.
Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Speech Pathology & Audiology Bldg, Rm 304
(208) 282-4037

Expertise is in research mentoring and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Neill Piland, DrPH
Research Professor and Director, Institute of Rural Health

Graveley Hall, Rm 214
(208) 282-5021

A health economist and health services researcher focused on collaboration regarding research partners and projects in the Division and across the University.