News: Health Sciences

How NFL Player Damar Hamlin Tackled the Odds: Health Experts Weigh In

Written By: Heather Lovett | January 23, 2023
A panel of UCF medical and rehabilitation experts discuss what happened, what Hamlin’s physical and mental recovery could look like, and protecting the heart health of athletes.

UCF Nutrition Educator Helps Improve Health at KNIGHTS Clinic

Written By: SUHTLING WONG | January 13, 2023
Patients at a free College of Medicine clinic for Orlando’s disadvantaged are getting nutritional counseling, thanks to the expertise of registered dietician/nutritionist Steven Burroughs, a faculty member in UCF’s College...

Health Sciences Student Receives Distinguished Student Award

Written By: David Janosik | December 14, 2022
Jaden LeGate, a senior majoring in health sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Student Award. The recognition, which is presented by UCF Alumni, is the highest annual award...

UCF Limbitless Solutions Students Win Awards at SBEC Biomedical Engineering Conference

Written By: Katherine Tran and Case Hannum | November 1, 2022
Two health sciences students received first and third place at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference for presentations including newly published research for the hands-free wheelchair clinical trials with Mayo Clinic.

How TikTok Trends May Impact Shortage of Type 2 Diabetes Drug Ozempic

Written By: healthline | October 26, 2022
The prescription drug Ozempic, used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, has gone viral on the social media platform TikTok because of its weight-loss side effect. Because the results...

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.

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.

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 faculty develop engaging curriculum.

UCF Health Sciences Faculty Jeanette Garcia’s Research Explores Sustainable Wellness for Children with ASD

Written By: David Janosik | June 2, 2022
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopment disorder associated with a range of social communication impairments, restricted and repetitive behaviors, and other health issues, is on the rise...

CHPS Students Organize and Participate in Orange County Minority Health Fest

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | May 6, 2022
In recognition of National Minority Health Month, and as part of the Interdisciplinary Projects in Health Professions course (IHS4950), CHPS undergraduate students and their faculty mentor, Suha Saleh, partnered with...

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