News: Health Sciences

2022 UCF Founders’ Day Honorees

Written By: ALLISON HURTADO ’12 | April 6, 2022
The Founders’ Day Honors Convocation celebrates those who contribute to UCF’s growing quality and impact. UCF has never followed what other universities have done, and the future of the university...

UCF Research Program Tracking Autism Behaviors with Mixed Martial Arts

Written By: Arianna Anaya | April 5, 2022
Studying the effects of how judo, a form of mixed martial arts, can change physical behaviors within autism children around the UCF community started with assistant professor Jeanette Garcia. The...

Let’s talk about sex: UCF professor hosts Sex Cafe Podcast

Written By: Orlando Sentinel | April 5, 2022
In a small recording room in UCF’s Research Park, laid out with an array of microphones and a sophisticated soundboard, professor Humberto López Castillo offers menus to his guest speakers....

Health Sciences Students Present 20 Posters at Student Scholar Symposium

Written By: Megan Pabian | April 5, 2022
Health Sciences students had a strong presence at the Student Scholar Symposium hosted as part of Research Week.  Twenty poster presentations were presented by about 34 Health Sciences undergraduate students...

26 Exemplary Students Awarded 2022 Order of Pegasus

Written By: Kristy McAllister ’07 ’13MA | March 23, 2022
Awarded each spring, the Order of Pegasus is UCF’s most prestigious student honor. Twenty-six students — ranging in disciplines from engineering to biology to education and others across the institution...

Staff Spotlight – Robert Schiavo

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | March 9, 2022
Robert Schiavo is fairly new to the Department of Health Sciences and the College of Health Professions and Sciences, but he has been an asset to the growing success within...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Fall 2021

Written By: David Janosik | January 25, 2022
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance scientific discovery. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

Students Serve as Community Health Ambassadors in a New Course Aimed to Improve Health Outcomes in the Community

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | December 17, 2021
A new service-learning, interdisciplinary health improvement course provides students in all CHPS majors with hands-on experience working to address public health problems within the local Central Florida community.    The new course, IHS 4950 – Interdisciplinary Projects...

Undergraduate Health Sciences Students Showcase Research Proposals at Symposium

Written By: David Janosik | December 9, 2021
Students enrolled in HSC4730 Applied Health Research Methods presented their research project proposals to faculty judges during the Department of Health Sciences Fall 2021 Research Symposium on Dec. 8 at...

New Anatomy Course Gives UCF Undergrads Hands-on Learning Experience

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 3, 2021
A new Human Gross Anatomy/Neuroscience course in the College of Health Professions and Sciences will give undergraduate students the unique opportunity to learn about the human body and all of...

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