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Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
cmurray@uco.edu (405) 974-5680 Mathematics & Statistics STEM 220 , Box 129

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Journal Publications

Beller, B.K., Archer, L.T., Lane, M.M., Murray, C.K., Parker, D.E., and Hinshaw, L.B.: Invited Commentary: Preventing Versus Delaying Death in Shock Therapy Studies: Evaluating "Survival". Circulatory Shock, 11:351‑358, 1983.

Matherne, G.P., Razook, J.D., Thompson, W.M. Jr., Lane, M.M., Murray, C.K., Elkins, R.C.: Senning Repair for Transposition of the Great Arteries in the First Week of Life. Circulation, 72(4):840‑845, 1985.

Hinshaw, L.B., Beller, B.K., Archer, L.T., Chang, A.C.K., Murray, C.K., O'Malley, V.P., Ishida, K., Flournoy, D.J., Passey, R.B.: Tobramycin Therapy for Lethal Sepsis in the Dog. Critical Care Medicine, 14(7):623‑628, 1986.

Kosiba, M.M., Lane, M.M., Murray, C.K.: Analysis of Black Surgeons, General and Thoracic. In "A Century of Black Surgeons: The U.S.A. Experience", Vol II, Chapter 25. Transcript Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1987.

Hinshaw, L.B., Taylor, F.B. Jr., Chang, A.C.K., Pryor, R.W., Lee, P.A., Straughn, F., Murray, C.K., Flournoy, D.J., Peer, G.T., Kosanke, S.D.: Staphylococcus aureus‑Induced Shock: A Pathophysiologic Study. Circulatory Shock, 26:257‑265, 1988.

Flournoy, D.J., Murray, C.K., Vernon, A.N.: A Statistical Analysis on the Relationship of Organism and Site of Infection to Antimicrobial Susceptibilities. Meth and Find Exp Clin Pharmacol, 11(12):725‑729, 1989.

McGowan, P.F., Hurst, R.E., Bass, R.A., Hemstreet, G.P., Lane, M.M., Zompa, E., Murray, C.K., Postier, R.G.: Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer by Quantitative Fluorescence Image Analysis of Exfoliated Cells. American Journal of Surgery, 159(1):172‑177, 1990.

Flournoy, D.J., Hinahon, J., Klein, G., Hall, L., Murray, C.K.: Length of Hospital Stay in Veteran Surgical Service Patients with Nosocomial Infections. Journal of the National Medical Association, 82(4):265‑270, 1990.

Flournoy, D.J., Nguyen, K.M., Murray, C.K., Lane, M.M.: Relationship of Prior Isolates to the Occurrence of Staphyloccus aureus: Methicillin Resistant versus Susceptible. Canadian Journal of Medical Technology, 52(2):82‑85 & 109, 1990.

Flournoy, D.J., Darter, S.K., Murray, C.K., Catlett, R.: The Influence of Patient Location and Physician on Sputum Adequacy in a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Laboratory Medicine, 21(10):653‑657, 1990.

Hinshaw, L.B., Tekamp‑Olson, P., Chang, A.C.K., Lee, P.A., Taylor, F.B. Jr., Murray, C.K., Peer, G.T., Emerson, T.E. Jr., Passey, R.B., Kuo, G.C.:  Survival of Primates in LD100 Septic Shock Following Therapy with Antibody to Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNFx). Circulatory Shock, 30:279‑290, 1990.

Hinshaw, L.B., Emerson, T.E. Jr., Taylor, F.B. Jr., Chang, A.C., Duerr, M., Peer, G.T., Flournoy, D.J., White, G.L., Kosanke, S.D., Murray, C.K., Xu, R., Passey, R.B., Fournel, M.A.: Lethal Staphylococcus aureus-induced Shock in Primates: Prevention of Death with Anti-TNF Antibody. Journal of Trauma, 33(4):568-573, 1992.

Flournoy, D.J., Murray, C.K.: The Relationship of Organism Pathogenicity and Route of Acquisition to Antimicrobial Susceptibilities. Journal of the National Medical Association, 85(6):441‑444, 1993.

Elkins, R.C., Knott-Craig, C.J., Ahn, J.H., Murray, C.K., Overholt, E.D., Ward, K.E., Razook, J.D.:  Ventricular Function after the Arterial Switch Operation for Transposition of the Great Arteries – An Eight Year Experience.  Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 57(4): 826-831, 1994.

Bratzler, D.W., Murray, C.K., Bumpus, L.J., Moore, L.L.: Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Oklahoma: Characteristics and Management of Hospitalized Medicare Beneficiaries.  Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 89(3):87-92, 1996.

Bratzler, D.W., Oehlert, W.H., Murray, C.K., Bumpus, L.J., Moore, L.L., Piatt, D.S.: Carotid Endarterectomy in Oklahoma Beneficiaries: Patient Chartacteristics and Outcomes. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 89(12):423-429, 1996.

Bratzler, D.W., Murray, C.K.: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Older Medicare Patients [letter]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 45:1157-1158; 1997.

Bratzler, D.W., Murray, C.K., Moore, L.L.: Warfarin Use in Medicare Patients with Atrial Fibrillation [letter]. Archives of Internal Medicine, 157(7):1613, 1617; 1997.

Bratzler, D.W., de Leon, A.C., Johnson, M.C., Oehlert, W.H., Slagle, R.C., Murray, C.K., Bumpus, L.J., Webb, J.: The Cooperative Cardiovascular Project in Oklahoma. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 90(6):219-227, 1997.

Bratzler, D.W., Raskob, G.E., Murray, C.K., Bumpus, L.J., Piatt, D.S.: Underutilization of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for General Surgery Patients: Physician Practices in the Community Hospital Setting. Archives of Internal Medicine, 158:1909-1912, 1998.

Miller, J.S., Scheffler, S.A., Murray, C.K., Bratzler, D.W.: Comparison of Influenza Immunization Rates for Oklahoma Medicare Patients: 1995, 1996 and 1997. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 91(9):509-513, 1998.

Hayes, R., Armour, B., Bratzler, D., Moore, L., Murray, C., Stevens, B.R., Mills, M., Radford, M., Mather, D., Fitzgerald, D., Elward, K., Ballard, D.J.: Comparison of an Enhanced Versus Written  Feedback on the Management of Medicare Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Multi-state Randomized trial. Joint Commission Journal of Quality Improvement, 27(3):155-168, 2001.

Bratzler, D.W., Oehlert, W.H., Walkingstick, K., Murray, C.K., Shook, C.:  Care of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Oklahoma: An Update from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project.  Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 94(10):443-450, 2001.

Oehlert, W.H., Natt, S., Nguyen, L., Murray, C., Nsa, W., Bratzler, D.W.:  Improving Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunizations in Oklahoma: Preliminary Results of a Survey of Medicare Beneficiaries.  Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 94(10):461-470, 2001.

Sharma, R., Bhatti, S., Gomez, M., Clark, R., Murray, C., Ashizawa, T., Bidichandani, S.:  The GAA Triplet-Repeat Sequence in Friedreich Ataxia shows a High Level of Somatic Instability in vivo with a Significant Predilection for Large Contractions.  Human Molecular Genetics, 11(18): 2175-2187, 2002.

Venkatappa, S., Murray, C.K., Bratzler, D.W.:  Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery in Oklahoma: Processes and Outcomes of Care.  Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association 96(2): 63-69, 2003.

Chu, L.A., Bratzler, D.W., Lewis, R.J., Murray, C.K., Moore, L., Shook, C., Weingarten, S.:  Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Pneumonia in Small Hospitals.  Archives of Internal Medicine, 163: 326-332, 2003.

Chang, N.N., Murray, C.K., Houck, P.M., Bratzler. D.W., Greenway, C., Guglielmo, B.J.:  Blood Culture and Susceptibility Results and Allergy History Do Not Influence Fluoroquinolone Use in the Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia.  Pharmacotherapy, 25(1):59-66, 2005.

Lindenauer, P.K., Behal, R., Murray, C.K., Houck, P.M., Bratzler, D.W.:  Volume, Quality of Care, and Outcome in Pneumonia: Results from the National Pneumonia Project.  Annals of Internal Medicine, 144:262-269, 2006.

Nathan, R.V., Rhew, D.C., Murray, C., Bratzler, D.W., Houck, P.M., Weingarten, S.R.:  In-Hospital Observation after Switch from Intravenous to Oral Antibiotics for Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A National Evaluation.  American Journal of Medicine, 119(6):512-518, 2006.

Li, X., Naylor, M.F., Nordquist, R.E., Teague, K.T., Murray, C., Chen, W.R.:  Clinical Effects of In Situ Photoimmunotherapy on Late-stage Melanoma Patients: A Preliminary Study.  Cancer Biology and Treatment, 10(11): 1081-1087, 2010.

Jourdan, T., Veitenheimer, A., Murray, C., Wagner, J.:  The Quantitation of Cocaine on U.S. Currency:  Survey and Significance of the Levels of Contamination.  Journal of Forensic Science, 58(3):616-624, 2014.

Groth, A.C., Barnes, J.H., Lewis, C., Murray, C.K., Albahadily, F., Jourdan, T.H.:  Forensic Analysis of Cigarette Ash – Brand Determination Through Trace-metal Analysis.  Journal of Forensic Science, 61(4):913-921, 2016

Presentations

Bratzler, D.W., Murray, C.K., Nsa, W., Scheffler, S.A.: The Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Oklahoma's Elderly: An Analysis of Inpatient and Outpatient Claims.  Presented at the Diabetes in Native Americans: Management and Prevention Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1998.

Murray, C.K.: Introduction to Biostatistics in Medicine.  Presented at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine. Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1998.

Bratzler, D.W., Bumpus, L.J., Murray, C.K.:  CCP in a Managed Care Setting: A Comparison of Care for Medicare and Commercial Patients.  Presented at the Tri-Regional Conference: Quest for Quality - Creating and Sustaining Real Change.  St. Pete Beach, Florida, 1998.

Bratzler, D.W., Bumpus, L.J., Murray, C.K.:  Management of Patients with Advanced Osteoporosis and Hip Fracture.  Presented at the Tri-Regional Conference: Quest for Quality - Creating and Sustaining Real Change.  St. Pete Beach, Florida, 1998.

Bratzler, D.W., Piatt, D.S., Webb, J., Bumpus, L.J., Murray, C.K.:  Improving Care for Diabetes Mellitus in the Ambulatory Setting.  Presented at the Tri-Regional Conference: Quest for Quality: Navigating through a Changing Environment.  St. Pete Beach, Florida, 1999.

Bratzler, D.W., Raskob, G.E., Murray, C.K., Piatt, D., Moore, L.: Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Elective Surgery – A Multi-state Assessment of Community Practices.  Presented at the American College of Osteopathic Internists Research Forum, Orlando, Florida, 2001.

Chu, L.A., Bratzler, D.W., Lewis, R.J., Murray, C., Moore, L., Shook, C., Weingarten, S.R.:  Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Pneumonia in Small Hospitals.  Presented at the Thirteenth Annual Forum on Quality Improvement, Orlando, Florida, 2001.

Chang, N.N., Murray, C.K., Bratzler, D.W., Houck, P. M., Moore, L., Shook, C., Guglielmo, B.J.:  Fluoroquinolone Use Associated with Pneumococcal Pneumonia.  [Abstract] Presented at the 42nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, San Diego, California, 2002.

Sharma, R., Bhatti, S., Gomez, M., Clark, R., Murray, C., Ashizawa, T., Bidichandani, S.:  Bimodal, Length-Dependent, Somatic Instability of the GAA Triplet-repeat Sequence in Friedreich Ataxia.  [Abstract] Presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 52nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 2002.

Oehlert, W.H., Bratzler, D., Natt, S., Murray, C.:  African American Immunization Project.  Presented at the 2002 QualityNet Conference.  Hunt Valley, Maryland, 2002.

Murray, C.K.:  Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Oklahoma: Comparison of Processes and Outcomes.  Presented at the 6th Conference on Statistics in the Medicare Program.  Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2002.

Leonard, S., Murray, C.:  Posters for Progress.  Presented at the 65th Oklahoma-Arkansas Mathematical Association of American.  Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2003.

Hooyman, J., Murray, C.K., Leverett, R.:  Normative Handgrip Strength for Senior Adults.  Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO, 2005.

Murray, C.K.:  Statistician’s Mantra: Here Be Dragons.  Presented at the 2008 Sigma Xi meeting.  UCO, 2008.

Lucas, C., Murray, C.:  College Algebra for All – Traditional or Computer-Assisted?  Presented at the 35th RCML Conference.  Oklahoma City, OK, 2008.

Murray, C., Morris, T., Jourdan, T.:  Non-Linear Modeling of Probability Distributions.  Presented at the Oklahoma-Arkansas Regional Mathematical Association Conference.  UCO, 2011.

Hudspeth, S., Reisweber, D., Murray, C., Vaught, J.:  Airport Pavement Roughness Study.  Presented at the Airport Pavement Working Group Meeting.  Mount Laurel, NJ, 2011.

Panchal, J., Morris, T., Murray, C.:  Safety and Efficacy of Fat Augmentation of the Buttocks.  Presented at the Aesthetic Surgery (Scientific Sessions).  Boston, MA, 2011.

Boling, C., Murray, C.:  A Different Approach to Retention – The Student Learning Progress Model.  Presented at the Oklahoma Association of Institutional Research (OK AIR).  Oklahoma City University, 2011.

Morris, T., Murray, C.:  Project SCHOLAR: An Undergraduate Research Model Involving Service Learning.  Presented at the 3rd Annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference.  Rose State College, Midwest City, OK, 2012.

Murray, C.: Uncertainty Measurement Calculations and Interpretations for Testifying in Court.  Presented at OSBI (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation), Edmond, OK, 2013.

Posters

Willis, R.B., Lane, M.M., Murray, C.K., Elkins, R.C.: The Effects of Volume Expansion and Nitroprusside on Gas Transport in Acute Pericardial Tamponade. 1983 Southwest Surgical Congress.  Phoenix, Arizona.

Elkins, R.C., Lane, M.M., Willis, R.B., Murray, C.K., Keyes, D.M.: Combined Effects of Epinephrine, Oxygen, and Oxygen Deprivation on Pulmonary Hemodynamics. Fall 1984 American Physiology Society. Lexington, Kentucky.

Lane, M.M., Willis, R.B., Keyes, D.M., Murray, C.K., Elkins, R.C.: Effects of Dobutamine on Pulmonary Hemodynamics. Fall 1984 American Physiology Society.  Lexington, Kentucky.

Lane, M.M., Murray, C.K., Davis, S.P., Elkins, R.C.: Modeling Congenital Cardiac Surgical Caseload using the SAS/ETS Product. Ninth Annual SAS Users Group International Conference.  Hollywood Beach, Florida, 1984.

Beller, B., Archer, L., Chang, A., Murray, C., Ishida, K., O'Malley, V., Flournoy, D., Passey, R., Hinshaw, L.: Single‑ vs. Multiple‑dose Tobramycin Therapy for Lethal Sepsis in the Dog. Eighth Annual Conference on Shock.  Baltimore, Maryland, 1985.

Murray, C.K., Lane, M.M., Elkins, R.C.: Using the GMAP Procedure to Display Geographical Distribution of Surgical Manpower and Population in Oklahoma. Fourteenth Annual SAS Users Group International Conference.  Orlando, Florida, 1988.

Bratzler, D.W., Raskob, G.E., Murray, C.K., Brooks, T.S., Bumpus, L.J., Hull, R.D.:  Influence of Lung Scan Results on the Management of Medicare Patients with Suspected Pulmonary Embolism.  XVII Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.  Washington, DC, 1999.

Bratzler, D.W., Oehlert, W.H., Walkingstick, K., Murray, C.K., Shook, C.: Care of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Oklahoma: An Update from the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project.  Fourth Annual Research Day, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2000.

Leonard, S.R., Murray, C.K., Knickerbocker, P.A., Koay, L.C.:  Preliminary Analysis of the Annual Health Screening for UCO Faculty and Staff.  UCO Research Day for Regional Universities.  Edmond, Oklahoma, 2001.

Lindenauer, P.K., Behal, R., Houck, P.M., Murray, C.K., Bratzler, D.W.: Volume, Quality of Care and Outcomes in Pneumonia; Results from the National Pneumonia Project.  Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL, 2005.

Byrne, J.W., Murray, C.K.:  Determining a Tail Probability for Non-normal Data.  Oklahoma Research Day.  UCO, 2005.

Dube, D.T., Rudebock, C.D., Murray, C.K., Bertram, G.:  The Effect of Increased Physical Exercise on Body Mass Index in Elementary School Aged Children.  Oklahoma Research Day.  UCO, 2007.

Murray, C.K., Lucas, C.:  Assessing the Effectiveness of a Computer-Assisted College Algebra Course.  AIR Annual Forum.  Seattle, WA, 2008.

Anderson, A., Bokhari, F., Johnson, A., Newton, J., Morris, T., Murray, C.:  Project SCHOLAR: Statistical Consulting Help for Organizational Leaders and Academic Researchers.  Oklahoma Research Day.   Northeastern State University, OK, 2009.

Fent, D., Chrisman, C., Murray, C.:  A Sporting Chance: Effects of Active Video Games (Wii Sports) on Senior Adult Fitness & Activity Levels.  1)  Oklahoma Research Day.  Northeastern State University, OK, 2009.  2) Gerontological Society of America.  Orlando, FL, 2009.

Biggerstaff, R., Gilcrest, K., Mudvari, A., Robbs, C., Morris, T., Murray, C.:  Project SCHOLAR: Statistical Consulting Help for Organizational Leaders and Academic Researchers.  Oklahoma Research Day.  Cameron University, OK, 2010.

Glaubitz, R., Murray, C.:  Altering the Perception of Opera in High School Students.  1) Oklahoma Research Day.  Cameron University, OK, 2010.  2) The College Music Society.  Richmond, VA, 2011.

Adair, S., Robbs, C., Rudebock, C., Powers, M., Murray, C.,  Allen, J.:  The Implementation of Labyrinth Walking to Relieve Stress for Employed Family Caregivers.  Oklahoma Research Day.  Cameron University, OK, 2010.

Murray, C.:  Project SCHOLAR: Statistical Consulting Help for Organizational Leaders and Academic Researchers.  United States Conference on Teaching statistics (USCOTS).  Raleigh, NC, 2011.

Gilcrest, K., Haszto, M., Tehrani, A., Morris, T., Murray, C.: Assessment of Risky Behavior Amongst College Students. 1)Oklahoma Research Day.  Cameron University, OK, 2011.  2) National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).  Weber State University, Ogden, UT,  2012.

Rudebock, C.D., Powers, M., Murray, C., Allen, J., Adair, S., Robbs, C., Shadden, B.:  The Labyrinth as a tool to Manage Stress of Employed Family Caregivers.  Gerontological Society of America.  San Diego, CA, 2011.

Fent, D., Little, K., Garver, C., Murray, C., Todd, J.:  Effects of Active Video Games (Wii Fit?) on Senior Adult Balance, Fitness and Mood.  Gerontological Society of America.  San Diego, CA, 2011.

Cochran, B., Murray, C.:  Impact of New Programs on SRTK Success.  12th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference.  College Station, TX, 2012.

Beth Cochran, Brian Gatewood, Alvin Teh, Tracy Morris, Cynthia Murray: Alleviating Stress in Nursing Students through Peer Mentoring. Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2013.

Sarah Schatz, Michael Haszto, Tracy Morris, Cynthia Murray: To Remediate or Not To Remediate?  That is the Question.  Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2013.

Brian Gatewood, Sarah Schatz, Tracy Morris, Cynthia Murray: Logistic Regression Model for Predicting the Success of Nursing Students at UCO.  Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2013.

Alexandria Assaheh, Ryan Biggerstaff, Sarah Schatz, Cynthia Murray, Tracy Morris: Are Students Experiencing Transformative Learning?  Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2013.

Brenden Balch, Kyle Williams, Tracy Morris, Cynthia Murray: Project SCHOLAR: A Student Research Program Involving Service Learning, Candace Baker.  Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2013.

D. Fent, C. Little, K.Garver, C. Murray, J. Todd: Effects of Active Video Games (Wii FIT) on Senior Adult Balance, Fitness and Mood.  Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2013.

Alexandria Assaheh, Ryan Biggerstaff, Sarah Schatz, Cynthia Murray, Tracy Morris: Are Students Experiencing Transformative Learning?  1) Transformative Learning Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2013.  2) National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Wisconsin-La Cross, WI, 2013.

Danielle Perlingiere, Kyle Williams, Yee Wvoon Yap, Seth Hiddink, Cynthia Murray: Wound Healing in a Petri Dish?  1) Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2014.  2) Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER), University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2014.  3) National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Kentucky, 2014.

Danielle Perlingiere, Seth Hiddink, Jessica Sanders, Cynthia Murray: Simulated Learning, Does It Work?  Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2015.

Danielle Perlingiere, Seth Hiddink, Jessica Sanders, Cynthia Murray:  All about the 3-Point Kick.  1) Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2015.  2) National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, 2015.

Seth Hiddink, Jennifer Holmes, Cynthia Murray: A Study of the Most Vulnerable.   1) Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2015.  2) Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER) Symposium, University of Central Oklahoma, OK, 2015. 

Qingwen Zhou, Dr. Cynthia Murray: “Which Cancer is the Biggest Threat to Our Lives: Breast, Colon or Prostate?”.  Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2016.

Mary Esther Nevener, Dr. Cynthia Murray, Dr. Wei Chen: “Statistical Analysis of the Progression of Tumors in Rats”.   1) Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2016.  2) NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), University of North Carolina Asheville, 2016.  3) American Statistical Association Oklahoma Chapter, University of Central Oklahoma, 2016.

Seoungbean Cho, Dr. Cynthia Murray: “Discovering Trends in UCO Student Parking Tickets”.  Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2016.

Qingwen Zhou, Dr. Cynthia Murray: “How Accident Prone are Oklahomans”.  Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2016.

Seth Hiddink, Dr. Cynthia Murray: “Oklahoma is Not ‘OK’ - A Study of Accidental Drug Overdoses”.  1) Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, 2016.  2) Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER) Symposium, University of Central Oklahoma, 2016.

Dr. Tracy Morris, Dr. Cynthia Murray, Dr. Tyler Cook: “Transforming Undergraduate Statistics Education at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions through Experiential Learning”. MAA, Atlanta, GA, 2017.

Seth Hiddink, Dr. Cynthia Murray:  “Can You Hear Me Now?  A National Study of Fatal Car Accidents Involving Cellphones”. Oklahoma Research Day, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid, 2017.

Olivia Campos, Mary Esther Nevener, Dr. Cynthia Murray: “An Analysis of OK Melanoma Surveillance Data”.   1) Oklahoma Research Day, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid, 2017.  2) Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Education and Research (CIBER) Symposium, University of Central Oklahoma, 2017.  3) Math Department Poster Session, University of Central Oklahoma, 2017.  4) NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), Memphis, TN, 2017.

Tien Nguyen, Dr. Cynthia Murray: “The Hospitalized Diabetic – It’s Complicated”.  Oklahoma Research Day, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid, 2018.

Giang Doan, Grace Kelting, Dr. Cynthia Murray : “Recovery: Substance Use and Mental Disorders in Oklahoma”.  1) Oklahoma Research Day, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid, 2018.  2) NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), University of Central Oklahoma, 2018.

Samantha McAvoy, Dr. Darla Fent-Kelly, Dr. Cynthia Murrray: “Impact of an Exercise Physiology Assignment on Communication Apprehension and Labyrinth Effect”.  NCUR (National Conference on Undergraduate Research), University of Central Oklahoma, 2018.

Dr. Tracy Morris, Dr. Cynthia Murray, Dr. Tyler Cook: “Statistical Consulting Experiences at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions”.  eCOTS (Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics) Virtual Poster, 2018.

Dr. Tracy Morris, Dr. Cynthia Murray, Dr. Tyler Cook: “Teaching Statistical Consulting at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions”.  Joint Statistical Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2018.

Acknowledgments

Willis, R., Geyer, J.R., Roy, J.B.: Renal Adenocarcinoma: Results of Radical Nephrectomy in 81 Patients. Military Medicine, 149(5):251‑253, 1984.

Vanhooser, A., Rhodes, D.C.: Directed Breast Biopsies. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 82(9):459‑462, 1989.

Molina, L., Studenberg, S., Wolberg, G., Kazmierski, W., Wilson, J., Tadepalli, A., Chang, A., Kosanke, S., Hinshaw, L.:  Efficacy of Treatment with the Iron (III) Complex of Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetic Acid in Mice and Primates Inoculated with Live Lethal Dose 100 Escherichia coli.  Journal of Clinical Investigation, 98(1):192-198, 1996.

Luthi, J-C., McClellan, W.M., Fitzgerald, D., Herrin, J., Delaney, R.J., Krumholz, H.M., Bratzler, D.W., Elward, K., Cangialose, C.B., Ballard, D.J.:  Variations among Hospitals in the Quality of Care for Heart Failure.  Effective Clinical Practice, 3(2): 69-77, 2000.

Jansen, B.:  The Effect of Solfege Ear-Training on Pitch Accuracy of High School String Students.  Master’s Project, University of Arizona, 2003.

Grants

Murray, C.K., Leonard, S.R., Shelton, L.:  Predicting Success of UCO Nursing Students.  UCO mini-grant, 2001-2002.

Leonard, S.R., Murray, C.K., Knickerbocker, P.:  Analysis of the Annual Health Screening for UCO Faculty and Staff, 2001-2002. 

Craig, D.S., Murray, C.K.:  Laboratory Manual for Analysis of Data and Chance.  UCO mini-grant, 2001-2002.

Rudebock, D., Powers, M., Murray, C., Allen, J., Shadden, B.:  The Labyrinth as a Tool to Manage Stress of Employed Family Caregivers.  UCO Interdisciplinary Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant, 2010-2011.

Morris, T., Murray, C.:  Statistical Consulting Laboratory.  UCO Interdisciplinary Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant, 2010-2015.

Morris, T., Cook, T., Murray, C.:  Transforming Undergraduate Statistics Education at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions through Experiential Learning.  National Science Foundation, DUE-1611732,  $299,972, 2016-2019.

Chen, W., Zhou, F., Sun, Xiaohong, Towner, R., Murray, C.: Mechanistic Study on Synergistic Photo-immunological Effects of Laser Immunotherapy for Metastatic Cancers, National Institute of Health, 1R01CA205348-01A1, $1,374,355, 2017 – 2022

Classes Taught

Introductory Statistics for the Sciences   STAT 2103

Applied Experimental Design   STAT 4103/5103

Applied Regression Analysis   STAT 4213/5213

Data Visualization   STAT 4910/5910

Education and Certifications

B.S. Mathematics, Central State University (UCO)

B.S. Medical Technology, Central State University (UCO)

M.P.H. Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma

Ph.D. Biostatistics, University of Oklahoma

Experience

Laboratory Assistant, Presbyterian Hospital, OKC

Medical Technologist, Presbyterian Hospital, OKC

Research Mathematician, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery

Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Biostatistician, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, OKC

Professor, University of Central Oklahoma, College of Mathematics and Science, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Honors and Awards

UCO Faculty Merit-Credit Award for research, 2002.

Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association Charlotte S. Leebron Memorial Trust Fund Award, 2002.

Sigma Xi Distinguished Research Scientist, 2008.

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