Health & Medicine

Founding Dean Named for UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences

Founding Dean Named for UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences

The founding dean of UCF’s College of Health Professions and Sciences is an accomplished academic leader in health sciences with a strong background in sports medicine. Christopher D. Ingersoll joins UCF on Aug. 1 from the University of Toledo. He currently serves as the vice provost for Health Sciences Affairs and dean of the College […]

UCF Students Start Clinic to Care For Orlando’s Homeless

“I’ve had it for a while – I don’t know what it is. It itches pretty bad sometimes. It might be eczema – my sons all have that.” Charles tugs at the collar of his faded T-shirt and points to a large white rash on his neck. The 45 year old sleeps on a park […]

UCF’s Highest-achieving Students are Making an Impact through Research

Several of the 22 undergraduate students who received the 2019 Order of the Pegasus award, the university’s highest student honor, have participated in research during their time at UCF. This year’s Pegasus award honorees marks one of the most active classes to be involved in undergraduate research, says Aubrey Kuperman ’13, assistant director for the […]

Can The Brain Help Heal The Heart?

A College of Medicine scientist is advancing research on how neurons in the heart communicate with the brain in hopes of using those messages to repair cardiac disease. Zixi Cheng, a neuro-cardiovascular researcher and doctor at UCF’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research […]

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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.