UCF Heart Day: Hands-Only CPR, AED Training Wednesday

UCF Heart Day: Hands-Only CPR, AED Training Wednesday

In anticipation of World Heart Day, UCF Heart Day will provide free hands-only CPR instruction to the UCF community on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Twenty-minute hands-only CPR sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Key West Ballroom of the Student Union (Room 218).  The sessions will also include instruction on the […]

Florida’s First Health Care Simulation Graduates Begin Work in Emerging Field

The nine recent graduates from the University of Central Florida College of Nursing Healthcare Simulation program are the first in the state fully trained to lead in the high demand field. “Health care simulation is the perfect blend of educational theory, active practice, innovative technology and self-reflection. I firmly believe this is the future of […]

Residency Leader Honored by American Medical Association

Bethany Ballinger remembers growing up in rural England and telling everyone she wanted to be a doctor – just like the one who came to her country home when she was sick. “People just looked at me and patted me on the head and said, ‘Yes, of course, dear,’” she said. That’s because in the […]

UCF Launches Adaptive Recreational Program for Neuro-Atypical Community

Central Floridians who have developed a neurological disorder as a result of an accident or disease can now join recreational teams created just for them at the University of Central Florida. A new UCF Adaptive Community Project is seeking up to 70 participants to join sports teams, a theater production and/or a choir adapted to […]

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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.