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.

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: Mikita Nayee | 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...

UCF helps empower kids with autism through Judo

Written By: BRI MACNAUGHT | SPECTRUM NEWS 13 | May 4, 2022
It’s a Saturday afternoon as Brian Burns and his dad get ready for Judo class, but it’s not just any Judo class. “We developed a judo program for children with...

CHPS Faculty Members Receive UCF RIA Awards

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | May 2, 2022
Congratulations to Department of Health Sciences faculty members, Michael Rovito and Jeanette Garcia, for receiving the 2022 UCF Research Incentive Award. This award recognizes outstanding research, scholarly, or creative activity...

CHPS Faculty Members Receive UCF TIP Award

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | May 2, 2022
Congratulations to Adam Wells and Eunkyung “Muriel” Lee for receiving the 2022 UCF Teaching Incentive Program award. This award is presented to UCF faculty members who demonstrate teaching productivity and...

Undergraduate Health Sciences Students Showcase Research Proposals at Symposium

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | April 27, 2022
Students enrolled in HSC4730 Applied Health Research Methods presented their research proposals to faculty judges during the Department of Health Sciences Spring 2022 Research Symposium on April 25 at the UCF Morgridge...

Health Sciences Professor Receives Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | April 12, 2022
Eunkyung “Muriel” Lee, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences, is a recipient of the 2022 American Association for Cancer Research AACR Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar...

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