UCF Student Who Started Effort to Help Homeless Wins Fellowship

UCF Student Who Started Effort to Help Homeless Wins Fellowship

A University of Central Florida student who helped launch an organization to give free health screenings to homeless people has been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. Andrew Aboujaoude, a third-year biomedical sciences major who plans to attend medical school after he completes his bachelor’s degree, is the only UCF student to receive the fellowship. […]

Students Visit Remarkable Craniofacial Treatment Center in Brazil

After an eight-hour flight and a five-hour bus ride, five UCF communication sciences and disorders graduate students and their faculty advisor were eager to begin their 2017 spring break in Bauru, Brazil, participating in a study-abroad clinical experience of a lifetime. Their ultimate destination? The largest craniofacial treatment center in the world, Centrinho — The Hospital […]

KNIGHTS Clinic Wins Clinton Foundation Innovation Award

Former President Bill Clinton this month recognized UCF’s KNIGHTS Clinic with the Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Activation Summit in Little Rock, AR. The student-run free clinic provides care for Central Floridians with limited access to health care. College of Medicine students created the clinic […]

Local Wildfire Awareness and Precautions

An exceptionally dry season combined with low humidity and high winds has led to ideal conditions for wildfires, which have recently impacted Central Florida and which are expected to continue throughout the state. Landscape & Natural Resources, in collaboration with the Department of Security and Emergency Management, regularly monitors local conditions and takes preventative measures […]

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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.