News: Health Sciences Student Spotlight

Graduation Spotlight: Jillian Weathington, Health Sciences

Written By: Lasha Markham | 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...

Graduation Spotlight: Sydney Martinez, Health Sciences

Written By: Lasha Markham | December 13, 2023
Meet Sydney Martinez. Born and raised in Orlando, she grew up living only two minutes away from campus, which she says made UCF feel like home. Her dream was always...

Graduation Spotlight: Parker Baro, Health Sciences

Written By: Lasha Markham | August 8, 2023
Meet Parker Baro. This graduate of the Class of 2023 is a certified pharmacy technician and worked for a small local pharmacy during his time at UCF. He had the...

Graduation Spotlight: Angela Jarman, Health Sciences

Written By: Lasha Markham | 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....

Health Sciences Student Carina McClean Pursues Excellence Through Mentorship

Written By: CHPS Staff | February 20, 2023
Health Sciences student Carina McClean helped establish the UCF chapter of the National Society of Black Women in Medicine (NSBWM) as treasurer in her sophomore year to support Black women...

Hurricane Maria: 5 Years Later

Written By: Robert Stephens | September 22, 2022
The storm that ravaged Puerto Rico in September 2017 changed history and strengthened a UCF community, forever. Health Sciences student Victoria Hernandez-Cruz recalls her experience.

First-gen Immigrant Reflects on Contributions to Local Community Before Graduation

Written By: CHPS Staff | August 5, 2022
With dreams of becoming a doctor who cares for underserved populations, Victoria Orindas shares her reason for helping people who are homeless.

Health Sciences Students Compete in Undergraduate Research Symposium

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 7, 2021
Ten groups of  health science students across five sections in Applied Health Research Methodology recently gathered online to present their final project – a research proposal poster. As the culmination...

Health Sciences Student Leads the Development of COVID-19 App for the Homeless

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 5, 2021
Tori Lynn, a student in the Department of Health Sciences, has co-founded an app to help the homeless stay up-to-date on news about COVID-19. Lynn, along with biomed students Jacob...

Health Sciences Student Spotlight: Romina Homayoun

Written By: Taylor Duffy '20 | April 14, 2021
Romina Homayoun is a senior majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Spanish. Last month, Romina was inducted into the Order of Pegasus Class of 2021. The breadth of accomplishments...

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