News: Health Sciences

Health Sciences Undergraduate Students Get a Taste of Research

Written By: Drexler B. James | December 9, 2019
Many health sciences undergraduate students aspire to have careers in healthcare. An important tenant of medicine is that interventions and treatment be research-based. To help prepare students to understand and...

Assistant Professor Recognized, Will Take Students to His Hometown of Panama for Study Abroad Trip

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 8, 2019
Recently, Humberto López Castillo, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences, received the Order of Paula Solís de Huerta, the highest award granted by the University of Panama’s...

UCF Online Course Uses ‘Harry Potter’ Potions Theme To Teach Pharmacology

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 2, 2019
A faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences has taken the idea of magic in the classroom to a whole new level, theming her online Introduction to Pharmacology class...

Saleh Honored for Exceptional Leadership of Health Sciences Program

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 and Karen Guin | May 28, 2019
Thousands of students have benefited from Suha Saleh, Ph.D. on behalf of the health sciences major at UCF. Saleh has served as program director for the health sciences major since she...

Good Nutrition is Key in the Fight against Diabetes

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 27, 2019
Valerie Schulz was diagnosed with prediabetes over 10 years ago. After the diagnosis, the health sciences instructor and Registered Dietitian became more mindful of the food she consumed and, today,...

Health Sciences Students Present Research, Serve Community in Jamaica

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | January 29, 2019
Nineteen students accompanied Danielle Webster, an associate lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences, on an unique academic and altruistic venture to Jamaica in November. Webster’s students attended the seventh...

“Perseverance is key.”

Written By: Jenna Marina Lee | January 28, 2019
Redshirt senior forward Nyala Shuler ’17’s biggest fan at UCF women’s basketball games is also the person who inspired her future career as a pediatric doctor: her grandmother, Clementine. As...

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...

Florida Center for Nursing Publishes New Reports

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | August 24, 2018
The Florida Center for Nursing at the University of Central Florida has published the results of its 2017 survey data in four research reports: three nurse education reports and one...