News: Health Sciences

Students Across the US and Caribbean Get Exposure to STEM Disciplines and Learn from Experts Thanks to Virtual Workshop

Written By: Camille Dolan | July 2, 2020
  Nearly 200 elementary and high-school students throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean recently participated in a virtual STEM workshop, thanks to the efforts of Danielle Webster, an associate lecturer...

Men’s Health Encompasses A Wide Variety of Topics and Concerns

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 23, 2020
In 1948, the World Health Organization defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Often, men’s health...

Health Sciences Alumnus Shares How Getting Involved Helped Him Find His Passions

Written By: Camille Dolan | June 22, 2020
Growing up, Taylor Duffy ‘20 was on track to become a professional tennis player. At the age of 16, he was nationally ranked and seemed destined to continue his trajectory....

A Message from Our Dean on Our Commitment to Stand Up for What Is Right

Written By: Christopher D. Ingersoll | June 4, 2020
Dear CHPS students, faculty and staff- The heartbreaking events of the past week emphasize the significant and persistent racial injustices that exist in our nation. I share in your feelings...

Three CHPS Alumni Recognized as UCF 30 Under 30 Award 2020 Winners

Written By: Camille Dolan | June 2, 2020
Bold. Innovative. Excellent. Each year, UCF Alumni honors the best of what the university has to offer with its 30 Under 30 awards. These Knights are beacons of the UCF...

UCF Experts Provide Tips to Maximize Employee Health and Efficiency

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 1, 2020
Now, more than ever, it is critical for employees to take care of themselves. Several experts in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida...

UCF Students Form Organization to Work Together Against COVID-19

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | May 21, 2020
Victoria Orindas (center), Daniela Vulpe (right) and their Orlando Against Coronavirus volunteer crew have created and distributed masks, personalized cards and food packages for the homeless, and have organized book...

UCF Grad Works at Johns Hopkins Hospital to Prevent and Control COVID-19 Spread

Written By: NICOLE DUDENHOEFER ’17 | April 20, 2020
After studying health sciences at UCF, Frankie Catalfumo ’13 is using his expertise as an infection control epidemiologist to keep patients and hospital staff safe at the Baltimore hospital.

Health Sciences Student Karina Castro Named to 2020 Knight of Distinction Program

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 2, 2020
Karina Castro, a first-year health sciences student, has taken a step forward in her academic career at UCF and has been selected as a Knight of Distinction. The Knights of...

New Program Teaches Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder How To Eat Healthy

Written By: Camille Dolan | February 27, 2020
Overweight and obesity are common conditions in the U.S. pediatric population, but children with autism spectrum disorder have a 41 percent greater chance of having these health conditions than their...

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