UCF Faculty, Students to Shine at National Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

UCF Faculty, Students to Shine at National Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

Five UCF faculty members and a student organization will receive top honors at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual convention Nov. 20-22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. All are members of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. “They are being recognized for contributions that directly impact the students we educate and clients […]

  • Nursing Faculty Member Named FHSA Interim Director

    Laura Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the UCF College of Nursing, has been named the interim director for the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance effective Nov. 1. She was appointed by Mary Lou Brunell, director of the Florida Center for Nursing. As a statewide organization, the FSHA’s purpose is to provide and enhance patient safety for […]

  • Meet LTC MeLisa Gantt, Army Nurse Researcher

    UCF alumna MeLisa Gantt earned her Ph.D. in nursing in August 2010 through a full military scholarship. While a student, Gantt served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Nurse Corps and conducted research in the area of stress and hypertension in soldiers. Since then she has continued to focus her research on the relationship […]

  • Expert in Nursing Clinical and Executive Practice Speaks at UCF

    Karen Cox, an executive vice president and co-chief operating officer at Children’s Mercy Hospital, a 384-bed academic pediatric medical center in Kansas City, Mo., and assistant dean for clinical partnerships at the University of Missouri—Kansas City, was the guest speaker at the fourth annual Orlando Health Nursing Lecture held Nov. 4 at the UCF Fairwinds […]


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    United States Army Col. Jeffrey Yarvis drew from decades of experience in military social work to describe the challenges faced by returning veterans during an information-packed and deeply personnel presentation at UCF. Yarvis is a decorated officer, a published scholar with a doctorate and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He currently serves as chief of […]

  • Type 1 Diabetes is a 24/7 Responsibility – and We Get No Vacation Time From It

    College is all about finding out who you are. It’s a time to live out teenage shenanigans, solidify your career, and step into the adult world. It’s about finding your passions, learning how to leave your mark on society, and better our communities. But for a Type 1 diabetic student, it’s also about survival. I […]

  • Five Nursing Donors Honored for Contributions “Beyond Measure”

    The UCF College of Nursing honored five philanthropists “whose contributions to nursing, UCF and Central Florida are beyond measure” at an October 30 dinner at the college. The Bert Fish Foundation, The Chatlos Foundation, the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, Florida Hospital and Orlando Health have each given substantial gifts, which are invested to perpetually support […]

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