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For the Love of Brownies: A Bitter Batter Battle

For the Love of Brownies: A Bitter Batter Battle

I remember the moment like it was yesterday. My older son came home from a friend’s house where he’d had his first box brownie. When he told me about them, a rapturous kind of glaze came over his eyes and he told me they were the best brownies he had ever had. As a scratch […]

Aging Expert Honored for Gerontological Nursing Excellence in Education

Ladda Thiamwong, an assistant professor of nursing, has been honored by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing. She is among 33 nurse educators from around the world in the inaugural class who were honored for their commitment to gerontological nursing education and the care of older […]

UCF Nursing Students Get Hands-On Anatomy Training

Sophomore nursing student Desiree dos Anjos, was cautious but sure-handed as she inserted a tracheal tube into her patient’s throat. She had read about the procedure in textbooks and watched it done numerous times on video, but this was her first hands-on experience. “Look how small the esophagus is,” she says, examining her patient’s neck. […]

Med Students Host Sports Medicine Forum

UCF medical students wanting to learn more about one of the fastest growing specialties – orthopedics and sports medicine – will have the opportunity to connect with leading specialist in the practice to hear about their experiences, innovative technologies and advancements in the field. The College of Medicine’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Interest Group will […]

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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.