UCF Med Students Host Free Asthma Screening Saturday

UCF Med Students Host Free Asthma Screening Saturday

Asthma symptoms affect an estimated 26 million Americans, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. And asthma cases in Central Florida exceed the national average, with rates among the Hispanic population particularly prevalent due to lack of adequate access to care. That’s why a group of UCF medical students are conducting a free […]

Med School Researcher Featured In Lifetime TV Breast Cancer Campaign

As a teenager, Dr. Annette Khaled watched her grandmother battle cancer, and it was then she committed to trying to find a cure. Today, she is a breast cancer researcher at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and is featured in a national TV public service announcement (PSA) airing on Lifetime network […]

Professor and Global Health Expert Inducted as Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Michele Upvall, professor at the UCF College of Nursing, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Upvall, who is one of 173 highly distinguished nurse leaders inducted in the 2017 class of fellows, was selected for her dedication to innovations in global health. The newly inducted fellows were honored during […]

Nursing Restructures to Reflect Broader Scope of Program and Profession

Effective this fall semester, the University of Central Florida College of Nursing is now organized by program focus instead of degree. The college, which educates the most newly licensed baccalaureate prepared nurses in the state, has changed its internal structure from undergraduate and graduate departments to the Department of Nursing Systems and Department of Nursing […]

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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.