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UCF Student Smoking Rate Drops Almost 50 Percent

UCF Student Smoking Rate Drops Almost 50 Percent

Almost 50 percent fewer students are smoking since UCF declared itself a smoke-free campus in 2012. That same year, UCF Student Health Services took the lead and launched a marketing campaign that focused on educating student smokers rather than punishing them for violating school policy. “It’s wonderful to see the progress we’re making,” said Dr. […]

Q+A with Jeff Stout

He’s raised two children who are international judo champions, helped NASCAR pit crews get stronger and faster, and has taught senior citizens how to get fit using strategies popular with professional athletes. Now, Jeff Stout is bringing his passion for sports education to UCF’s new College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS). Stout has been […]

Med School Sisters Share Love Of Healing

Dr. Rajendra Sharma was probably one of the proudest mothers who stood and applauded the College of Medicine’s Class of 2022 at Monday’s White Coat Ceremony. This was the second such ceremony for Sharma, a Fort Myers-based physician. Two years ago she watched her first daughter and today, her second daughter, receive their white coats, […]

“The Good Doctor” Begins for Class of 2022

Darin Griner came to UCF for his medical training after a Naval career where he kept U.S. nuclear submarines and their crews safe beneath the ocean. One hundred and twenty medical students received their white coats Monday in a tradition that welcomes them as colleagues in healthcare. Julia Nedimyer stayed at her alma mater for […]

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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.