Fulfilling a 6-Year-Old’s Dream: UCF Students Design and Build Him an Arm

Fulfilling a 6-Year-Old's Dream: UCF Students Design and Build Him an Arm

The thing Alex Pring hated most about kindergarten wasn’t learning to cut, paste or count. It was answering the same question everyone asks when they meet the 6-year-old. “What happened to your arm?” Alex is missing his right arm from just above his elbow, and it’s the one thing he doesn’t like talking about. “I […]

  • Dominican Republic Medical Mission Expands To Include Engineers, Chaplain

    Bags of medicines clog the tiny office used to store, sort and pack hundreds of pounds of supplies bound for a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic leaving July 25. Medical students count and package bottles of acetaminophen and ibuprofen while others put together personal hygiene bags of shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes – most […]

  • Biomedical Students Apply Science to Diagnose Simulated Patient

    Meet patient Isaac Morris who is complaining of shortness of breath and a fast pulse. College of Medicine assistant professor Dr. David Harris asks his undergraduate physiology students to step closer to assess the patient’s condition because Mr. Morris is showing all the signs of an asthma attack. Isaac Morris is one of the mannequin […]

  • Faculty Physicians Climb Peru's Machu Picchu

    In less than a month, UCF College of Medicine students will arrive back to campus with exciting stories about how they spent their summer. But two faculty members’ South American adventure may top them all. Doctors Martin Klapheke and Mujtaba Husain not only went to Peru in May, but they climbed Machu Picchu, one of […]


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  • Collaboration Brings Research Training, Career Opportunities

    Thirteen biomedical and other senior undergraduates have completed UCF’s first science-technology internship program, a collaboration working to build Central Florida’s biomedical workforce. The College of Medicine, the UCF Office of Experiential Learning, and Career Source of Central Florida worked together to create the “Laboratory Experience and Research in Biomedical Sciences” (LERBS) internship. Through it, qualified […]

  • Welcome, New UCF Medical Residents

    Sixteen medical school graduates have become the UCF College of Medicine’s first residents in a new partnership program designed to increase the number of primary care physicians in Central Florida. The residents began orientation in a new internal medicine training program offered in collaboration with the Orlando VA Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. […]

  • Therapeutic Yoga Begins Sept. 5 At UCF Pegasus Health

    Yoga, long touted as the antidote for stress and stiffness, is now a prescription of choice for physicians who see its benefits in areas like lowering blood pressure and helping cancer patients combat the side effects of radiation. To extend this assistance to its patients and the community, UCF Pegasus Health, the College of Medicine’s […]

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Passion for Nursing

UCF Cocoa nursing grad Mindy shares her passion for nursing and how DirectConnect to UCF offered her a smooth transition to UCF.