UCF Clinic for Local Farmworkers Wins National Award for Interprofessional Education

UCF Clinic for Local Farmworkers Wins National Award for Interprofessional Education

A UCF collaboration that provides free healthcare to uninsured farmworkers in Apopka has received an inaugural national award from the U.S. Public Health Service and Interprofessional Education Collaborative. The two organizations selected UCF as the recipient of their first Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award that honors interdisciplinary healthcare teams that significantly impact […]

Student Earns NSF Grant to Study Lack of Women in Physics

UCF physics doctoral student Brian Zamarripa recently landed a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study the gender disparity in the field of physics. According to the American Physical Society, fewer than 20 percent of undergraduate and doctoral students who earned degrees in physics in 2013 were women. Zamarripa hopes to change that. He […]

From Broadway To Medicine

As a youngster, Joey Caravaglio performed on Broadway, playing Chip the teacup in Disney’s musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” Today, he’s a doctor. Caravaglio was one of 113 M.D. students who graduated from UCF’s College of Medicine May 19. On July 1, he’ll begin a transitional UCF residency at Osceola Regional Medical Center before doing […]

Med School Graduates 113 Physician Knights

Twenty-six of Prisca Takundwa’s family members traveled worldwide to see her become a physician Friday, an accomplishment a med school adviser called “a credit to her tenacity and pushing herself forward no matter what life threw at her.” Takundwa was one of 113 UCF medical students – poets, engineers, painters and microbiologists — who received […]

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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.