Flu Has Struck Early — Don’t Delay Vaccine

Flu Has Struck Early -- Don't Delay Vaccine

With all the news of Ebola and enterovirus, it’s easy to forget that a much more common threat is upon us: flu season. “We started seeing flu cases around late August, which is earlier than you would typically expect,” said Karen Yerkes, nursing manager at UCF Health Services. “We also made flu shots available earlier […]

  • Dr. German Honored As Renaissance Woman In Medicine

    Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and founding dean of the UCF College of Medicine, was honored October 22 as a Renaissance Woman in Medicine, receiving the national Alma Dea Morani M.D. Award from the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine. The award honors an outstanding woman physician or scientist who […]

  • Healthy Knights Expo Attracts Over 1,100 Students

    The Healthy Knights Expo has come a long way in eight years. From what use to be a passive tabling event about services on campus has grown into a signature event for many Student Development and Enrollment Services’ offices involved in student health. Now, the Healthy Knights Expo attracts over 1,100 students where they learn […]

  • Med School's Dr. Dangiolo Named To State Alzheimer's Research Board

    College of Medicine faculty member and geriatrics specialist Dr. Mariana Dangiolo has been appointed to the state’s new Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board, created to help fund research into the prevention and cure of the neurodegenerative disease. Florida has an estimated 500,000 residents with Alzheimer’s disease of America’s 5.2 million sufferers. During the 2014 […]


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  • UCF’s Largest Health Expo, Oct. 1

    Healthy Knights Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. held in the SU Pegasus Ballroom. Students will have the chance to attend the largest Health Expo at UCF, complete with free health screenings, free flu shots, and information about the services available at UCF to help students be happy, healthy and […]

  • College of Medicine Volunteer Faculty Member Named President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

    Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, an Orlando-based urologist who serves as a volunteer faculty member at the UCF College of Medicine, has been elected President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), which represents over 65,000 doctors of Indian origin in the United States and is the nation’s largest ethnic medical organization. Dr. Jahagirdar […]

  • Toss Old, Unused Medicine at Drug Take-Back Event

    Get rid of expired or unused medication the right– and safe– way during UCF’s drug take-back event next week. UCF Police and UCF Health Services will partner to collect expired, unwanted or unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs as part of an anonymous, no-questions-asked national effort to curb drug abuse and safely dispose of unneeded medicine. […]

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