News: Health Sciences

Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research

Written By: Drexler B. James | November 15, 2018
The Department of Health Sciences works tirelessly to ensure that its 4,000 undergraduate students are actively engaged in their education at UCF. “We are really emphasizing integrative learning in our...

UCF Student and National Guardsman Assists After Hurricane Michael

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 30, 2018
Blain Roberson, a UCF health sciences student, was recently called into duty by the National Guard to assist in emergency response efforts in Panama City and Lynn Haven following the...

Sarah Gitto ’11 ’14 ’17 Named to UCF’s 2018 30 Under 30

Written By: Camille Dolan | April 3, 2018
UCF Alumni announced the recipients of its fourth annual 30 Under 30 Awards on March 30. This year’s class includes marketing and communications professionals, entrepreneurs, engineers, software specialists, attorneys, education leaders, doctors,...

UCF Professor Aims to Bring Awareness to Men’s Health

Written By: Nicole Dudenhoefer | June 15, 2017
As International Men’s Health Week winds down on Friday June 16, UCF assistant professor of health sciences Michael Rovito continues to advocate for the establishment of a national men’s health office. That’s...

Schellhase and Saleh Assume New Leadership Positions

Written By: Karen Guin | May 16, 2017
Kristen Schellhase, interim chair of the Department of Health Professions, has been appointed a Dean’s Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, announced Dean Michael Frumkin. “Dr. Schellhase has done an...

Health Sciences Advisor Jennifer Farran Wins National Award

Written By: Drexler B. James | May 10, 2017
Academic advisor Jennifer Farran is one of four winners of the 2017 Outstanding New Advisor Award Winner from NACADA, the Global Community for Academic Advising. The award recognizes outstanding academic...

Knight’s Legacy Lives on Through Scholarships

Written By: Jenna Marina | April 11, 2017
The UCF community remembered Kailyn Jones today at the Eternal Knights Memorial Service in the Student Union. Before her death, Kailyn Jones was on the path to becoming a second-generation UCF alumna. She...

Rovito Earns National Award for Men’s Health Outreach, Research

Written By: Drexler James | November 8, 2016
Michael Rovito’s tireless efforts on behalf of men’s health earned him national honors last week at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver. The assistant professor of health sciences received the inaugural award for Excellence...

Farran Receives Outstanding Adviser Award

Written By: Drexler James | November 8, 2016
Congratulations to health sciences pre-clinical advisor Jennifer Farran on her selection to receive the university’s Dr. Judith Sindlinger Outstanding New Advisor Award for 2016. UCF’s Academic Advising Council selected Farran as the recipient based on...

Lasting Impact

Written By: Jenna Marina | August 17, 2016
Christal Peterson was an All-American sprinter and conference champion for the UCF track and field team before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences (pre-clinical) in Summer 2015. She also...