Cuban Immigrant Graduate Living Her Father’s Dream

Cuban Immigrant Graduate Living Her Father’s Dream

Jeanine Garcia was too young to remember the day her father Lazaro set sail from Cuba on a raft made of beer kegs and rope, armed with a parcel of food and a dream for a better life in America. When Garcia walks across the UCF stage Saturday to collect her Bachelor of Science degree […]

UCF Ready to Propel Smart Prosthetic Implants Innovation

UCF research may lead towards an exciting future where the blind see again, neurostimulator implants help relieve chronic pain and war veterans feel the sensation of touch in their prosthetic limb. Dr. Melanie Coathup, an internationally recognized specialist in bone regeneration and implant design, has been hired to lead the university’s new Prosthetic Interfaces faculty […]

Med School's “SP Dave” Wins Growing Bolder Award For Improving Community Health

A standardized patient who has helped educate medical students since UCF’s medical school opened in 2009 was honored December 6 for helping build a healthier community. David Shaheen, a retired NASA bookkeeper known at the medical school as “SP Dave,” received a “Boldy” award from Growing Bolder, an Orlando-based media group dedicated to inspiring people […]

Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Honors UCF Faculty

Two faculty members at the UCF College of Nursing were recently recognized by the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (FONE) for their contributions to the nursing profession. FONE, which promotes excellence in leadership to shape the future of health care in Florida, honored Diane R. Andrews, associate professor, with the 2017 Excellence in Nursing Education […]

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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.