News: Health Sciences

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: Drexler James | 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...

More Than A Sport: CHPS Students Reflect on Cheerleading Championship Win, Experience at UCF

Written By: Drexler James | February 10, 2020
Winning the UCA National Championship this year was an experience the UCF cheerleading squad will never forget. Four student-athletes of the winning team are students in the College of Health...

UCF Study: Judo May Help Health, Social Interaction of Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Written By: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala | January 9, 2020
Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior, which is linked...

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 tenet 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...

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