Matched Med Students Fulfill Dreams

Matched Med Students Fulfill Dreams

At exactly noon Friday, with her teenage daughters at her side, UCF medical student Kesha Thomas took one more deep breath, whispered a prayer and opened an envelope that in the words of her dean would “open the doors to your future.” The letter read, University of South Florida, Internal Medicine, Thomas’ first choice because […]

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Calvin Kai Ku may not be a physician, but he has spent a large part of the last seven years working in hospitals to make sick patients feel better. Ku is a medical clown – a trained professional who aims to improve the physical and mental well-being of hospital patients through entertainment. Using theatrics, music, […]

Light Beam Replaces Blood Test During Heart Surgery

A University of Central Florida professor has invented a way to use light to continuously monitor a surgical patient’s blood, for the first time providing a real-time status during life-and-death operations. The technology developed by UCF scientist Aristide Dogariu uses an optical fiber to beam light through a patient’s blood and interpret the signals that […]

Science Meets Beer: Microbiology Researcher, Students Brew Up Business

There’s plenty of biology in the beer you’ll be swigging during the Super Bowl game on Feb. 5. With the popularity of craft beers, local brewers are turning to a UCF College of Medicine researcher and his microbiology students to help perfect the taste and color of America’s favorite fermented beverage. Sean Moore, associate professor of […]