News: Health Sciences

Gail Kauwell Reappointed as Chair of the Department of Health Sciences

Written By: Heather Lovett | February 19, 2024
Professor Gail Kauwell has been reappointed for her second five-year term as the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences. The reappointment follows a performance analysis that was informed by...

Men’s Health Can Be Awkward. Does Humor Help in Testicular Cancer?

Written By: Alex Biese | January 16, 2024
When comedian Tom Green received a diagnosis of testicular cancer, he decided to keep the cameras rolling on his eponymous MTV series. Green, who was 28 years old at the...

Graduation Spotlight: Jillian Weathington, Health Sciences

Written By: Stella Canfield | December 15, 2023
Meet Jillian Weathington. She knew she wanted to attend medical school eventually and chose health sciences to fulfill the prerequisites. She aspires to be a medical professional who works against...

Students Showcase Research at Annual Health Sciences Symposium

Written By: Stella Canfield | December 11, 2023
The Department of Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium showcases undergraduate research proposals produced by students enrolled in HSC4730 Applied Health Research Methods. The event features a friendly competition in which...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2023

Written By: Stella Canfield | October 5, 2023
Students at the College of Health Professions and Sciences benefit from faculty who conduct research into a broad number of health and wellness topics, discovering new insights and creating innovation...

Exploring Healthcare in Italy and Spain — Knight Life @UCFCHPS Spotlights Clinical Shadow Abroad Program

Written By: Paul Kelly | September 21, 2023
Health sciences junior Olivia Auster knew she wanted to study medicine since her sophomore year of high school, and her experience this summer in the new Clinical Shadowing Abroad program...

Knight Life @UCFCHPS Spotlights Clinical Shadow Abroad Program

Written By: Heather Lovett | August 28, 2023
Health sciences senior Bryan Fajardo wants to be an anesthesiologist, and his experience this summer in the new Clinical Shadowing Abroad program has helped affirm that’s the right career path...

Health Sciences Assistant Professor Brings New Public Health Research to College

Written By: Stella Canfield | August 23, 2023
Joy Scheidell wasn’t planning on a career in public health research when she set out to Florida Gulf Coast University. Her journey to a physical therapy major came to a...

Graduation Spotlight: Angela Jarman, Health Sciences

Written By: Stella Canfield | August 4, 2023
Angela Jarman knew at 5 years old that healthcare was her calling. The daughter of a medical assistant, she remembers the one particular day that would establish her career path....

Fun Ways to Stay Hydrated

Written By: Ivanhoe Broadcast News | July 5, 2023
Staying hydrated is vital for keeping our bodies healthy. The adequate amount of water recommended per day is to drink half of your body weight in ounces.

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