Transforming Physician Practices Across Florida

Transforming Physician Practices Across Florida

  The UCF College of Medicine is applying for a new federal grant to create a collaborative network for physicians across Florida to improve the health of patients and the providers’ business operations. The nation’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is funding up to 35 organizations nationally to create collaborative Practice Transformation Networks (PTN). […]

  • Medical School Begins Joint M.D.-Ph.D. Degree

    Starting in fall 2015, UCF will offer a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree for students wishing to focus their health careers on both patient care and medical research. Established top-tier medical schools like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Johns Hopkins offer M.D.-Ph.D. programs for “physician-scientists” — healthcare professionals who want to care for patients while also pursuing research […]

  • Med Students "Stand On Shoulders Of Giants" At Holiday Concert

    UCF College of Medicine students honored the physicians and researchers who have come before them during their third annual Holiday Showcase with performances inspired by the theme “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.” The November 21 event, organized by the medical school’s Arts In Medicine (AIM) organization featured music, dance and poetry and included the […]

  • UCF Faculty, Students to Shine at National Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

    Five UCF faculty members and a student organization will receive top honors at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention Nov. 20-22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. All are members of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “They are being recognized for contributions that directly impact the students we educate and clients […]


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  • Nursing Faculty Member Named FHSA Interim Director

    Laura Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the UCF College of Nursing, has been named the interim director for the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance effective Nov. 1. She was appointed by Mary Lou Brunell, director of the Florida Center for Nursing. As a statewide organization, the FSHA’s purpose is to provide and enhance patient safety for […]

  • Meet LTC MeLisa Gantt, Army Nurse Researcher

    UCF alumna MeLisa Gantt earned her Ph.D. in nursing in August 2010 through a full military scholarship. While a student, Gantt served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Nurse Corps and conducted research in the area of stress and hypertension in soldiers. Since then she has continued to focus her research on the relationship […]

  • Expert in Nursing Clinical and Executive Practice Speaks at UCF

    Karen Cox, an executive vice president and co-chief operating officer at Children’s Mercy Hospital, a 384-bed academic pediatric medical center in Kansas City, Mo., and assistant dean for clinical partnerships at the University of Missouri—Kansas City, was the guest speaker at the fourth annual Orlando Health Nursing Lecture held Nov. 4 at the UCF Fairwinds […]

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