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 […]

Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Honors UCF Faculty

Two faculty members at the UCF College of Nursing were recently recognized by the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE) for their contributions to the nursing profession. FONE, which promotes excellence in leadership to shape the future of health care in Florida, honored Diane R. Andrews, associate professor, with the 2017 Excellence in Nursing Education […]

Christine Pugh Helps Fill Shelves at Knights Pantry

You may have noticed a grand overflow of food (and love) at the UCF’s Knights Helping Knights Pantry this year. Thanks to Wellness & Health Promotion Services’ Christine Pugh and her partnership with Lucky’s Market Orlando, thousands of healthy food items have been donated to the pantry since February 2017. Pugh is a graduate of […]

New Med School Genetic Counseling Program Moving Forward

The College of Medicine has hired a program director for its new M.S. in Genetic Counseling program and hopes to begin teaching its first students by fall 2018. The new graduate program – one of the first in Florida – is designed to meet the growing demand for counselors who can help patients make sense […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.