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Four College Of Medicine Students Inducted Into Order Of Pegasus - 04/14/2015

Three undergraduates in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and a fourth-year M.D. student were recently inducted into UCF’s Order of Pegasus, the university’s highest student honor. Nineteen students were selected as the 2015 class of honorees. College of Medicine inductees are Amy Iarrobino, an honors Class of 2015 student in the M.D. program, who was... Read More...

UCF Resident, Student Win Top ACP Awards - 04/13/2015

A resident at the UCF College of Medicine’s new Internal Medicine residency program won the “Top Oral Presentation” Award during the March 28 meeting of the American College of Physician’s Florida Chapter. Dr. James Mellone (above right) presented “Late Presentation of Symptomatic Anomalous Left Main Coronary Artery,” a summary of his 63-year-old patient’s rare presentation... Read More...

Middle School Students Get Excited About Science - 04/10/2015

Scientific research became real to 43 curious middle school students April 7 as they compared tumors with healthy tissues, discovered the array of colors in black permanent ink and were inspired that scientists aren’t all people with “long beards and red eyes.” Those discoveries came as the sixth- and eighth-graders from Maitland Middle School spent the... Read More...

UCF Health, Florida Hospital Unveil New Partnership Health Center In Medical City - 04/08/2015

[brightcove id= 4161398813001 float=left] UCF Health, the College of Medicine physician practice, and Florida Hospital on Wednesday unveiled an innovative and collaborative model of health care that brings a range of new providers and services to Medical City. This partnership – at the Gateway Building at the entrance of Lake Nona -- allows patients to have... Read More...

Managing Diabetes With A Three-Pronged Approach - 04/06/2015

Close to 10 percent of the population has diabetes and the life threatening disease “is just too large for one quick fix,” UCF Health endocrinologist Dr. Rema A. Gupta told members of the community at a recent “Strategies for Successful Diabetes Management” talk. The free public event was part of the Kick-Start Your Healthy New... Read More...

Interprofessional Workshop Challenges Students With Patient Encounter - 04/06/2015

A 52-year-old man comes into the clinic with severe asthma attacks. He is a recent widower trying to raise his 15-year-old son in a mobile home infested with mold. He’s broke, depressed, overwhelmed and sick. How can tomorrow’s health leaders work together to help him? The asthma patient was actually an actor who was the basis... Read More...

Dr. Singla Honored With Cardiovascular Fellowship, Oration Award - 04/03/2015

Dr. Dinender Singla, professor in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded a fellowship by the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society (APS) in recognition of his extensive research into heart disease. Dr. Singla focuses his scientific discoveries on the role of stem cells in healing diseased hearts and is currently working... Read More...

Founders’ Day 2015 Honorees - 04/03/2015

The College of Medicine’s best and brightest faculty and a biomedical sciences student who wants to be an M.D.-Ph.D. were honored April 1 during UCF’s annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation. Founders’ Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes some of the university’s outstanding achievements. The College of Medicine honorees are: University Awards for Excellence in Professional Service:... Read More...

Med School Partners to Open Health Center For Osceola Sheriff’s Office - 04/02/2015

Osceola County Sheriff Office members and their families will be able to get some of the best primary care in Central Florida beginning this summer thanks to an agreement announced today between the UCF College of Medicine, the sheriff and Medical Risk Solutions, an affiliate of Crowne Consulting Group, which operates dozens of employee health... Read More...

Dr. Verduin Receives Second Prestigious Fellowship In A Year - 03/30/2015

Dr. Marcy Verduin, the College of Medicine’s associate dean for students, has received her second prestigious psychiatry honor of the year, and was honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists at the group’s February 2015 national meeting. Last summer, Dr. Verduin was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.... Read More...