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New Research Focused on Healthy Eating Habits in Those with Autism Receives Grant from Sprouts Farmers Market

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | October 28, 2020
Jeanette Garcia, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences, researches interventions that help children with autism live healthier lives. Her newest research investigates how to increase healthy habits like physical activity and healthy eating in this population. “Young people with autism spectrum […]
Social Work

UCF professor Kim Gryglewicz is committed to making a difference

Written By: Daniela Vivas Labrador | October 26, 2020
A UCF professor said she was motivated to find her calling after a dark period in her family. Kim Gryglewicz lost her first cousin, who she grew up with, to […]

Online Jiu Jitsu Teaches Important Lesson for Students Grappling with the Pandemic

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 23, 2020
When Antonio “Ricardo” Liborio, a world-champion Brazilian jiu-jitsu sixth-degree black belt, introduced the sport to the University of Central Florida in 2018, his goal was to do more than teach […]
Physical Therapy

New Course Teaches Physical Therapy Students the Science of Pain

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 20, 2020
To better address the growing opioid epidemic and evidence of the important role that physical therapists play in caring for patients with pain, UCF’s physical therapy program developed a new […]
Social Work

UCF Study Will Look at Transitional Housing Effectiveness for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Written By: D’Ann Rawlinson ’15EdD | October 19, 2020
Housing programs can serve as a lifeline for domestic violence survivors and their children – providing them with vital resources to leave abusive relationships and find safety. Various housing models […]
Health Sciences

Health Sciences Students Earn Scholarship from UCF Honors Program for Outstanding Thesis

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 16, 2020
Three health sciences students, Elise Arnold, Safia Centner and Serina Rayan, recently earned distinction from the Honors Undergraduate Thesis Program for their research projects. Arnold’s project, “The Relationship Between Parent […]
Communication Disorders Clinic

Communicating Momentum: Communication Disorders Clinic Serves Patients During Pandemic

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 16, 2020
The Communication Disorders Clinic, located in Research Park on the campus of the University of Central Florida, is operating differently than it did pre-pandemic, but its commitment to helping those with speech or language difficulties has [...]
Communication Sciences and Disorders

First Recipient of the Mike Murray Scholarship Shares Perspective of Focusing On Abilities

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 15, 2020
Danielle Schwam, a graduate student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is the first recipient of the Mike Murray Make A Difference Scholarship, which was awarded to her […]
Athletic Training

Julia Phillips, Second-Year, Athletic Training Student

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 8, 2020
What made you decide to apply for the UCF MAT Program? Phillips: I went to UCF for my undergraduate degree in health sciences, pre-clinical and graduated in 2018. UCF is […]
Communication Sciences and Disorders

UCF professor teaches American Sign Language via Zoom amid pandemic

Written By: Orlando Sentinel | October 7, 2020
Professor Bill Cooper greeted his students Tuesday on Zoom by fluidly flexing his hands and fingers while everyone’s microphone remained muted. The University of Central Florida students mirrored his movements […]

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