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Communication Sciences and Disorders

UCF Grad Student Receives Hearing Aids Thanks to Philanthropic Gift

Written By: CAMILLE DOLAN ’98 | October 9, 2021
A fund created by a UCF alum helped Selena Lopez ’18 keep her dream to become a speech-language pathologist alive after she was diagnosed with hearing loss....
Dean's Office

Genius Foundation Awards $300,000 To UCF Interdisciplinary Health Research

Written By: WENDY SARUBBI | October 7, 2021
Eight interdisciplinary faculty research projects — on health topics including pain management, improving provider-patient communication, and intimate partner violence — have received about $300,000 in...
Social Work

School of Social Work’s CBHRT: Fueling Scientific Collaboration and Expanding Professional Expertise

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | October 7, 2021
The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT) was established in 2017 and is the first of its kind in the School of Social Work. The CBHRT serves...
Dean's Office

UCF’s Brightest Shine During Luminary Awards

Written By: ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA & ALLISON HURTADO | October 6, 2021
15 faculty members were honored for being academic leaders, bettering lives and shining a light in the world. The UCF community celebrated the accomplishments of...
Social Work

Listen In: Abuse Hurts At Every Age. UCF’s Bethany Backes Talks Domestic Violence In 50 Plus Women During The Pandemic

Written By: NPR - Danielle Prieur (WMFE) | October 5, 2021
A new study out of UCF paints a picture of the abuse women 50 and up have faced over the past year. More than 40 percent...
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

UCF-CARD in Fourth Year of Statewide Project to Improve Post-Secondary Education Outcomes for Hispanic Youth with ASD

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 4, 2021
Terri Daly, the director of UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), is spearheading research that has received renewed funding for the fourth year from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. The $125,000 grant will help improve enrollment...
Staff Spotlights

Staff Spotlight – Lauren Taylor

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | September 23, 2021
Lauren Taylor is helping to grow the School of Social Work’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training. Through her various roles, she ensures the Center operates smoothly while conducting impactful, community research on mental health – a subject near and dear...
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Students Help Patient Make Great Strides in Physical and Cognitive Abilities

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | September 23, 2021
Two recent physical therapy alumni played a key role in increasing the mobility of a dementia patient during a 12-week physical therapy session where by the end, the patient no longer needed his cane to walk. They used their experience as a...
Social Work

New UCF Co-led Study Will Focus on Keeping Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Safe

Written By: Robert Wells | September 21, 2021
The researchers will create evidence-based, intimate partner violence pretrial safety assessment guides for judges to use when considering pretrial release in intimate partner violence cases....
Physical Therapy

Meet the New Neurologic PT Resident, Uzair “Z” Hammad

Written By: Drexler James | September 20, 2021
Dr. Uzair “Z” Hammad is the new resident of the University of Central Florida & Orlando Health Neurologic Residency Program. He currently works at Orlando...

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