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Fueling the Passion to Heal Pediatric Patients

Fueling the Passion to Heal Pediatric Patients

Senior Rebecca Bruce of Deland knows that she can ease the pain of sick children and their families one bedside at a time. Her classmate, Caitlin Cox of Tavernier, dreams of lessening the struggles of pediatric patients. As the first recipients of the newly established Alfred I. duPont Endowed Nursing Scholarship, both students are much […]

UCF Receives $100,000 Grant from Disney for New Literacy Programs

UCF CREATE (Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology, and Entertainment) and Page 15 have been awarded a $100,000 grant from Walt Disney World Resort to create new workshops, summer camps and afterschool programs for K-8 students in Central Florida. This grant is one of five presented to nonprofit organizations throughout Central Florida. The […]

UCF to Celebrate Denim Day on April 25

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and April 25 is Denim Day. Denim Day started in Italy 19 years ago after a woman’s sexual assault case was overturned because the Supreme Court believed her tight jeans implied consent. Outraged by this decision, women in the Parliament wore jeans to show solidarity for the victim. […]

New UCF-HCA Residency Approved

A new Transitional Year Residency Program, based at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, has received initial accreditation and is seeking immediate applicants. This program is part of the UCF College of Medicine-Hospital Corporation of America North Florida Division Consortium seeking to add more than 600 residency slots to Florida by 2020. In the […]

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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.