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New Immersive Simulation Suite Will Teach UCF Students, Help Patients

UCF’s College of Health Professions and Sciences has again expanded its state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Innovation Center with the addition of a new immersive, mixed reality room that will be used for both student learning and patient care. The Blended Learning Interactive Simulation Suite, or BLISS, uses 270-degree, floor-to-ceiling touchscreen walls that display curated video and audio, providing an…

UCF Nutrition Educator Helps Improve Health at KNIGHTS Clinic

Patients at a free College of Medicine clinic for Orlando’s disadvantaged are getting nutritional counseling, thanks to the expertise of registered dietician/nutritionist Steven Burroughs, a faculty member in UCF’s College of Health Professions and Sciences. Burroughs leads nutritional patient education consultations at the student-run KNIGHTS Clinic at Orlando’s Grace Medical Home. The clinic is staffed…

Seven Master of Health Administration Students Selected for Competitive Fellowships

The UCF School of Global Health Management and Informatics has seven students who plan to graduate this year accepting highly sought fellowships in health administration that can propel them into the next stages of their administrative careers. The master of health administration students have accepted fellowships with some of the top hospitals in the country, but not…

UCF’s 30 Best Photos of 2022

Here’s a look at some of the most memorable photos of the year. Forward CJ Walker prepares to score in the Addition Financial Arena. UCF defeated Memphis 74-64. Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor Salvador Almagro-Moreno studies the emergence and evolution of bacterial pathogens. English alum and applied sociology graduate student Shawn Welcome ’17, who is  Orlando’s second poet laureate,…

UCF Medical Student Matches into Competitive Military Specialty

Having spent his early years in his native Colombia, Gustavo Marino experienced the challenges that underserved people have accessing healthcare. “I saw members of my family experience difficulties and it just made me want to be able to do more for underserved communities,” says Marino, now a fourth-year medical student. “Even when my mom and…

10 UCF Physicians Are Orlando Magazine’s 2022 Best Doctors

Ten UCF-affiliated physicians are honored this month in Orlando Magazine’s top physicians edition. The publication contains two lists — Top Doctors, compiled by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., and Premier Doctors, a peer-review study conducted exclusively for the magazine by an independent research company. Seven awardees are faculty physicians at UCF Health, the College…

UCF Researchers Develop Nano-based Technology to Fight Osteoporosis

University of Central Florida researchers have created unique technology for treating osteoporosis that uses nanobubbles to deliver treatment to targeted areas of a person’s body. The new technology was developed by Mehdi Razavi, an assistant professor in UCF’s College of Medicine and a member of the Biionix Cluster at UCF, and UCF biomedical sciences student Angela Shar at the Biomaterials and Nanomedicine…

Sharing Healthy Aging Research Worldwide

A UCF population health expert will travel to Ben-Gurion University in Israel next month to share her research into healthy aging. Dr. Su-I Hou, professor and health-specialization liaison of UCF’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Public Affairs at the School of Global Health Management and Informatics, is making the trip through her Fulbright Specialist Award. Dr. Hou will…

UCF Researcher Exploring Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 in Diabetics

Can a COVID-19 infection have long-term health effects on people with diabetes, including advancing their risk for heart disease? College of Medicine researcher Dr. Dinender Singla believes that the genetic makeup of patients with diabetes or those predisposed to the disease makes them more prone to post-COVID inflammatory conditions that impact the heart and brain.…

“He Helped Save Our World from a Global Pandemic”

COVID-19 was killing thousands a day worldwide, and humanity desperately needed a vaccine. Darin Edwards ’97 ’10MS ’11PhD remembered the urgency he felt as he led the charge to create Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine: “We have to make this technology do what it can do. And we have to do it now.” Edwards, a three-time UCF graduate, is…

UCF-HCA Begin New Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

UCF and HCA Healthcare are starting a new Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program and are seeking applicants to begin training in July 2023. The fellowship, which recently received initial ACGME accreditation, will include training at HCA Florida Osceola Hospital, the Orlando VA Medical Center, and Vitas Healthcare, the nation’s largest single-source provider of end-of-life…

UCF Selected for Worldwide Health Consortium

The Washington DC-based non-profit organization was established in 2008 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller foundations and seeks to improve health and health equity across the globe. “UCF faculty are committed to improving the health and wellness of all,” said Dr. Deborah German, vice president for health affairs and dean of…

Diversity Week: Celebrating Each Person’s Unique Experience

“Each of us has our unique lens, perspective, lived experiences, biases and identities.  The goal of celebrating diversity week is to be intentional about recognizing the strength and importance of diversity in our classrooms, offices, community and nation.” With those words, Dr. Tracy MacIntosh, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and an emergency medicine…

Using Artificial Intelligence In Medicine To Better Predict Disease

In the age of big data, companies track and analyze our buying habits, hobbies and social media accounts to make business decisions. But the impact of big data could have an even greater potential – improving human health.  That was the focus of a recent Wellness Education, AI Lifestyle and Health (WEALTH) Symposium in Lake Nona,…

Researchers Validate Long-Lasting Anti-Virus Disinfectant

A team of UCF researchers, which includes Dr. Griff Parks, College of Medicine virologist and director of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, and Dr. Sudipta Seal, chair of UCF’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have designed a long-lasting disinfectant, able to kill several serious viruses including SARS and Zika. The results of their findings…

Burnett Students Support Artemis Mission During NASA Internships

Two Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, Andrew Ady and Christopher Ngo, are among UCF’s M-STAR Fellows who conducted research at NASA’s Langley, Johnson and Kennedy space centers as part of a summer internship. UCF was one of seven universities to be awarded funding from NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project Space Technology Artemis Research,…

Cure Bowl Kicks Off With Messages Of Hope

“Never give up” was the message shared from a breast cancer survivor, cancer researcher and star UCF quarterback during a Cure Bowl kick-off event Friday. This year’s event is Dec. 16 at Exploria Stadium in Orlando and the Cure Bowl is the only college football bowl game dedicated to a cause – breast cancer research. …