News: Inclusive Excellence

Reshawna Chapple Co-PI on a $5 Million Interdisciplinary Grant at UM

Written By: University of Michigan, CDHW | October 28, 2022
The Center for Disability Health and Wellness (CDHW) at the University of Michigan (U-M), has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant dedicated to enhancing the health and functioning of...

Advance Care Planning a Bridge to Hospice Among Latino Communities

Written By: Holly Vossel | October 17, 2022
Early access to advance care planning can be a vehicle for greater health equity among underserved Latino communities, recent research has shown. Providers have a ways to go when it...

UCF Social Work Panel Event Explores Puerto Rican Intersectionality to Better Serve Clients

Written By: CHPS Staff | October 14, 2022
UCF School of Social Work faculty Iradly Roche organized an event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on September 23 by scheduling a panel of four speakers who explored social work...

Social Work Faculty Olga Molina Honored for Her Efforts to Support Hispanic Clients

Written By: CHPS Staff | October 14, 2022
The UCF Office of Civil Discourse and Engagement‘s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Reception honored Olga Molina, associate professor at the School of Social Work, for her contributions to research and clinical experience...

Social Work Student LEADs the Way with Political Activism

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | February 25, 2022
Every year, the National Association of Social Workers-FL Chapter (NASW-FL) invites social work students from all over Florida to participate in Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD), a two-day event....

Physical Therapy Students Host Diversity Panel Discussion

Written By: Mikita Nayee | February 25, 2022
The Division of Physical Therapy hosted a virtual panel discussion on Feb. 23 about the importance of diversity within the field of physical therapy, in honor of Black History Month. ...

A Career that Speaks Volumes: Celebrating Rosa-Lugo’s Contributions to UCF CSD

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | December 10, 2021
Linda I. Rosa-Lugo is retiring in January 2022 after nearly three decades with the University of Central Florida. While this marks the close of an important chapter in her life,...

A Full-Circle Journey: How a CSD Alumna’s Strengths and Family Drove Her Success

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 30, 2021
When Rachel Williams ‘96MA was growing up in Brevard County, her parents often urged her to consider a career in education. They were lifelong educators themselves, and knew their daughter...

CSD Alumnus Continues Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Learned from Faculty Mentor

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | July 1, 2021
Providing opportunities to change and advance the professions, lives and well-being of others has been the mantra of Bernard Rousseau’s life and career.   Growing up as a light-skinned Haitian-American, Rousseau...

Eight CSD Graduates Earn Specialized Certificates Thanks to Federally Funded Programs

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | June 1, 2021
Thanks to CSD faculty for successfully submitting grant proposals, funding from the US Department of Education supported eight graduates from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders toward their master’s degree,...

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