Health Leaders Camp Inspires High School Students

Health Leaders Camp Inspires High School Students

Seventy eager high school students from the Central Florida area are getting an immersive introduction to careers in health and medicine at the Health Leaders camp this week.The camp is an initiative of the College of Medicine’s Health Leaders and Explorers (HEAL) pipeline program which is designed to increase the diversity of students in medical […]

New UCF Research: Damage To Tiny Protein Function Leads To Heart Disease

A UCF College of Medicine researcher has identified for the first time a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation’s top killer – cardiovascular disease – as well as fatty liver disease, a precursor to cancer. The chief culprit in disabling the protein’s delicate mechanics is a fatty acid found in […]

Kelsey's Kids - UCF Medical Student Juggles Crisis Care and School

The 5-year-old was so terrified he was trembling, refusing to cross the threshold into the house. Twenty minutes later, he was roughhousing with a 5-foot stuffed toy snake in the living room. A 15-year-old arrived silent and sullen until his host mom baked him vegetarian lasagna, traded stats about March Madness brackets and showed him […]

UCF Doctor's Journey Just Getting Started with First Mother's Day

It was not a straight path to motherhood for Dr. Mariana Dangiolo, a physician at UCF Health and Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine. When she entered her 40s, she knew that chances of her and her husband of 10 years conceiving were diminishing as the years went by. “As a doctor, it was […]