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Stock Named Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Stock Named Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association

Assistant Professor Matt Stock of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been selected a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The prestigious recognition is bestowed to members who have an exemplary record of frequent and sustained contributions to the profession through service, research and scholarship. Just 75 of the association’s more than […]

The Cure for the Common Cut

Ask young kids what it’s like to get a shot or go to the doctor, and you’re likely to get some frowns. Two students in the interactive entertainment master’s program at UCF, Christine Wright and James Gaiser, wanted to change that. Their invention, “Boo Boo Snap” is a prototype for an app on your smartphone […]

The Most Common Neurological Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

Ed Linde always wore long pants as a young man to hide his skinny legs and cover the metal braces he had to wear, because of his condition. Linde suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a debilitating neurological disease that takes away a person’s mobility. Most people have never heard of it, but it affects one in 2,500 […]

How Does Age Impact Your Ability to Make Decisions?

You’re in the grocery store, meandering past the bananas (too much sugar) and the asparagus (too pricey). There was a time years ago when you would have loaded up on both items. But now you’re more interested in Brussels sprouts. This is a fascinating phenomenon to Assistant Professor of Psychology Nichole Lighthall. “Everyday decision making […]

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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.