Med School’s “SP Dave” Wins Growing Bolder Award For Improving Community Health

Med School's “SP Dave” Wins Growing Bolder Award For Improving Community Health

A standardized patient who has helped educate medical students since UCF’s medical school opened in 2009 was honored December 6 for helping build a healthier community. David Shaheen, a retired NASA bookkeeper known at the medical school as “SP Dave,” received a “Boldy” award from Growing Bolder, an Orlando-based media group dedicated to inspiring people […]

Easterseals Name UCF Social Work ‘Partners of the Year’

UCF’s School of Social Work in the College of Health and Public Affairs has been awarded the 2017 Program Partnership of the Year by Easterseals Florida in recognition of its three-year service learning partnership with the organization. Since fall 2015, more than 50 undergraduate social work students have delivered more than 1,000 hours of service. […]

Strange Asteroid from Other Solar System Sparks Excitement

A cigar shaped asteroid making its way through our solar system to an unknown destination is capturing the imagination of scientists around the globe. This is this first confirmed object from another star system, which is what got University of Central Florida Associate Professor Yan Fernandez fired up and calling up friends to get telescope […]

Florida Jails Lack Critical Mental Health Services, UCF Ph.D. Candidate Finds

Florida jails lack critical mental health services and treatments for inmates, ultimately posing a risk to the community and the inmate upon release, according to research by a University of Central Florida doctoral student. The problem was identified by Orville Clayton, who graduates this week with a Ph.D. in public affairs in the health services […]

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Oviedo Chickens

Meet one local town’s fine feathered mascot. We’ll introduce you to the Oviedo chickens who are the subject of a new RICHES podcast created by a UCF grad student.