Med School Showcase Highlights Season’s Spirit

Med School Showcase Highlights Season's Spirit

One performer dedicated his song to a late friend who inspired him to become a physician. Another received a standing ovation for her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to raise awareness about Down Syndrome. The College of Medicine’s annual holiday showcase, presented by the Arts in Medicine student interest group, was a chance for […]

At 5th Anniversary, UCF’s Smoke-free Campaign Seeking Total Success

On the fifth anniversary of UCF’s campaign to become a smoke-free campus, the university’s smoke-free committee says positive strides have been made toward the goal – but there’s still work to do to encourage more faculty, staff and students to quit the habit. Because every semester there are new people on campus, there needs to […]

Puerto Rico Se Levanta: Med Students Unite To Help Those In Need

Third-year UCF medical students showed their humanitarian spirit to Puerto Rico recently by collecting 152 pounds of food and supplies for island residents and donating $1,000 for their medical care. “We may be students with our own loans and struggles,” said M.D. candidate Heather Lesch. “But we also understand that there is always a way […]

Faculty Members to Receive Honors, Recognition at National Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

Professor Bari Hoffman Ruddy will be honored with the Fellowship of the Association award at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Nov. 9-11 in Los Angeles. This honor is bestowed to those whose contributions are cornerstones of the profession. Hoffman Ruddy’s research focuses on normal and abnormal voice production in children and adults, including professional […]

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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.