CHPS News

Health Sciences

Hurricane Maria: 5 Years Later

Written By: Robert Stephens | September 22, 2022
The storm that ravaged Puerto Rico in September 2017 changed history and strengthened a UCF community, forever. Health Sciences student Victoria Hernandez-Cruz recalls her experience.
Communication Sciences and Disorders

CSD Consortium Track Debuts in Spring Allowing Students to Earn Degree in Almost Half the Time

Written By: Ryan Greene | September 15, 2022
The UCF School of Communication Sciences and Disorders master’s program has improved its long-standing consortium track, which was designed around students working in local schools...
Physical Therapy

UCF Division of Physical Therapy Announces William Hanney as Chair

Written By: Paul Kelly | September 14, 2022
The UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences confirmed William Hanney as chair for the Division of Physical Therapy. Hanney previously served as interim chair....
Communication Sciences and Disorders

UCF Researcher Provides Resources for Professionals to Aid Young Children with Developmental Disabilities

Written By: Megan Pabian | September 9, 2022
Jacqueline Towson, a dually certified professional in speech-language pathology and early childhood special education, uses her unique perspective to enhance training and support for professionals...
Dean's Office

ASAHP Board Member Spotlight: CHPS Founding Dean Christopher Ingersoll

Written By: The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions | September 8, 2022
The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) presents a board member spotlight on UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) Founding Dean Christopher...
Physical Therapy

Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Tucker Honored with APTA Societal Impact Award

Written By: Paul Kelly | August 25, 2022
Jennifer Tucker accepts Societal Impact Award from Roger Herr, President of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Jennifer Tucker, a clinical associate professor within the Program...
Social Work

Florida’s child welfare agency struggles with high turnover, heavy caseloads

Written By: SPECTRUM NEWS 13 - MOLLY DUERIG | August 11, 2022
Nearly half of all the state’s child protective investigators left their jobs between 2020 and 2021, according to an annual status report published by the Department...
Social Work

New Undergraduate Social Work and the Law Certificate Provides Insight into How Two Disciplines Support Mutual Goals

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | August 8, 2022
This fall 2022 semester, a new Social Work and the Law certificate will provide undergraduate students an understanding of the intersection between social work and...
Health Sciences

First-gen Immigrant Reflects on Contributions to Local Community Before Graduation

Written By: CHPS Staff | August 5, 2022
With dreams of becoming a doctor who cares for underserved populations, Victoria Orindas shares her reason for helping people who are homeless.
Health Sciences

UCF Faculty Combines Harry Potter with Pharmacology Course to Improve Student Outcomes

Written By: Megan Pabian | July 21, 2022
By incorporating magical themes into her lessons, a UCF health sciences lecturer has seen a boost in students’ grades — and is even helping other...

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