News Archive: News Archive 2010

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Winter’s Harvest - 12/17/2010

A citrus tree, planted at the UCF College of Medicine to honor the late Cynthia Kahn, has provided a beautiful harvest this winter to several families. Cynthia was head of public services at the college's Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library until her untimely death in June. At a memorial for Cynthia in July, the college... Read More...

M.D. Student Ashley Curry Honored by Peers - 12/17/2010

UCF College of Medicine M-2 student Ashley Curry was recently honored with the Florida Board of Medicine Chair's Recognition Award. The award is based on the student who shows the professionalism, moral character, intellect and compassion that is foundational for the medical profession. In selecting Ashley, College of Medicine students said they believed she is the... Read More...

Pizza, Salad, Entrées and Hot Soup - 12/17/2010

The College of Medicine café is now fully operational and is offering a wide variety of new items. The café's brick pizza oven offers different varieties of pizza daily, from barbecue chicken to vegetarian and from Hawaiian to Mediterranean. You can also purchase several hot entrée items, soup, sandwiches, yogurt and cookies. A salad bar features... Read More...

Benefactor’s Holiday Gift: iPads for all 100 Medical Students - 12/17/2010

UCF College of Medicine students received a high-tech gift for their Christmas stockings Wednesday as local philanthropist Alan Ginsburg gave new iPads to each of the school's 100 M.D. students. The hand-held electronic devices will allow students to take notes, review on-line scientific journals and 3-D medical imaging, and even take paperless exams. And students'... Read More...

College of Medicine Associate Dean Selected to Lead Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization - 12/17/2010

Jeanette Schreiber, associate dean and chief legal officer for the UCF College of Medicine, was named Monday as chair of the Central Florida Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), a public-private collaboration of health care providers dedicated to improving medical care by developing improved systems of communication. The organization includes hospitals, insurance companies, public health organizations and... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine’s Conflict of Interest Policy Called ‘Model’ - 12/17/2010

The UCF College of Medicine received praise Wednesday from a national association of medical students for its "model" conflict-of-interest policies regarding interactions between students and faculty members and the pharmaceutical and health-device industries. The recognition was part of the American Medical Student Association's (AMSA) "PharmFree Scorecard," which evaluates conflict-of-interest policies at the nation's 152 medical schools... Read More...

BP Makes $30,000 Gift - 12/17/2010

BP has made a $30,000 donation to the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences that will help undergraduate scientists during the 2011-12 school year. This donation is on behalf of Florida Oil Holdings, LLC (FOH). FOH is the independent owner and operator of over 30 BP/ampm locations in the greater Orlando area. Thirty... Read More...

Holiday Message from Dr. German - 12/17/2010

As the year comes to an end and we spend time away from work with our family and friends, I hope we will all have the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and the fellowship we have had in the past year. I am grateful for the team that is our UCF College of Medicine and... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Signs Affiliation Agreement with Pasadena Villa - 12/03/2010

The UCF College of Medicine has signed an affiliation agreement with Pasadena Villa, an Orlando facility that offers residential treatment, day treatment, transitional living and life skills services for adults with mental health disorders. As part of the agreement, Pasadena Villa will provide clerkship experiences where medical students will observe and help treat patients with conditions... Read More...

Making Their Mark - 12/03/2010

UCF College of Medicine M.D. students are making their mark in activities and organizations nationally and locally. M-2 students Sarina Amin, Ashley Curry and Brittany Moscato were competitively selected to attend the American Medical Student Association's (AMSA) Global Health Institute meeting in San Francisco January 7 to 9. The AMSA has a 50-year history of medical student... Read More...

Florida Hospital Partners Get Look at College of Medicine - 12/03/2010

UCF College of Medicine partners continue to tour the new medical education facility to see how the next generations of doctors will be taught in Orlando. Recently, leaders from Florida Hospital visited the college, marveling at the life-giving building, open spaces, high-tech labs – and even the new café, which the hospital helps run. "We've heard... Read More...

Service for Charles Millican, the ‘Father of UCF’ - 12/03/2010

Service for Charles Millican, the 'Father of UCF' A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 13 in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union to honor Charles N. Millican, founding president of the University of Central Florida, who died December 1 at the age of 94. Former President Millican's vision and passion transformed... Read More...

From the College of Medicine to Oprah - 12/03/2010

Working in the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. James Turkson has wowed many with his groundbreaking work fighting cancer. Add Oprah Winfrey to that list. Oprah hailed Dr. Turkson, an associate professor at the Burnett school, as a hero and invited him and his wife to attend her most special episode of... Read More...

Barefoot and Running - 12/03/2010

Eight M.D. students from the UCF College of Medicine recently participated in the First Annual Barefoot Fun Run that raised $4,225 for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando. Students Dennrik Abrahan, Mabel Avilas, Steven Bright, Tiffany Chen, Ashley Curry, Sara Danker, Bryant Lambe and Luke Lin participated as "Team Ginel," in honor of a 20-year-old leukemia... Read More...

COM Research Presented at American Heart Association - 12/03/2010

Kingsley Osuala and Jixiang Xia, doctoral students at the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, recently presented their research at an American Heart Association conference in Chicago. "Kingsley and Jixiang did an excellent job with their presentations," said their advisor, Dr. Steven Ebert, associate professor and Ph.D. program coordinator for the Burnett school.... Read More...

Honoring the ‘Father of UCF’ - 12/02/2010

The founding president of the University of Central Florida, who likened the challenge of building what would become the nation's second-largest university to climbing Mt. Everest, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, at his Central Florida home. He was 94. Charles N. Millican, considered the father of UCF, was chosen by the Florida Legislature in 1965 to help... Read More...

UCF Alumni Association Recognizes College of Medicine Alumni - 11/12/2010

Two graduates from the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences were honored for their professional achievements and commitment to the community during the UCF Alumni Association's Black & Gold Gala. More than a dozen alumni were recognized at the annual awards ceremony. Dr. Carmelo Licitra, who graduated from the Burnett school in 1975, was... Read More...

Class of 2014 recently elected class officers. - 11/12/2010

M-1 Students Select Officers

The UCF College of Medicine's M-1 students (class of 2014) recently elected class officers. The new officers are: President: Robert Palmer Administrative Vice President: Racha Khalaf Vice President for Information Technology:... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Featured by Healthcare Improvement Institute - 11/12/2010

You may be seeing a video crew around the UCF Health Sciences Campus this Tuesday. That's because the College of Medicine is being featured at an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) national conference in December. IHI is an independent, non-profit organization that works to improve healthcare across the world. Members of the organization will meet in... Read More...

Medical City Fitness - 11/12/2010

About 750 runners had the opportunity to see the emerging medical city last Saturday during the third annual RUN NONA 5K run/walk that began and ended at the UCF College of Medicine. Participants included children, College of Medicine faculty, staff members and students. The college and many of its Lake Nona neighbors offered gifts and information at... Read More...

Dr. Nanton Presents Research on Inmates Feigning Mental Illness - 11/12/2010

Dr. Andrew Nanton, assistant professor of Psychiatry at the UCF College of Medicine, recently presented his research on inmates who feign mental illness in an attempt to gain an advantage behind bars. Dr. Nanton presented "Exploring Characteristics of Malingerers using the Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms" to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of... Read More...

Librarians on the Run - 10/29/2010

Call it a UCF College of Medicine marriage of information and fitness. A team from the Harriett F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library began a walking/running program eight weeks ago and graduated together on Thursday with a 5K race. Library Director Nadine Dexter and her husband Dex are both avid runners and organized the program. All 5K... Read More...

Medical Students Volunteer to Help Victims of Domestic Violence - 10/29/2010

Student Members of the Women's Health Interest Group (WHIG) at the UCF College of Medicine recently volunteered at a local shelter for women and children victimized by domestic violence. Eleven medical students cooked and served dinner to about 40 shelter residents in honor of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The doctors-in-training prepared shepherd's pie,... Read More...

We Have Some Surgeons in the Making - 10/29/2010

UCF College of Medicine M-1 students, who just began dissection in the Anatomy Lab, decided to practice their skills recently in a pumpkin carving event. "Even though we are in Central Florida, we wanted to bring the fall atmosphere to the College of Medicine," said event organizer Stacie Chitwood. "It was a great way for all... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Featured in Orlando Business Journal - 10/29/2010

Check out Friday's edition of the Orlando Business Journal – it contains a special 16-page supplement about the UCF College of Medicine. The special section features stories on our new medical education building, the ground-breaking research being done at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, profiles of faculty members, a Q and A with Nadine Dexter... Read More...

Promising New Compound Could Aid Fight Against Cancer - 10/29/2010

A promising cancer-fighting compound could be a year away from clinical trials thanks to a licensing agreement announced this month between the UCF College of Medicine and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Dr. James Turkson, associate professor at the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and a team at Moffitt Cancer Center co-developed GLG-302,... Read More...

Music to our Ears - 10/29/2010

The UCF College of Medicine's medical education building now has chimes ringing on the hour. (And a warning: the carillon is timed via GPS to the rest of the clocks on campus, so you can't claim the bells made you late to your 8 a.m. class or meeting.) The chimes come from a computer and amplifier... Read More...

Dr. Klapheke Presents Psychiatry Research at Mayo Clinic - 10/29/2010

Dr. Martin Klapheke, Professor of Psychiatry at the UCF College of Medicine, recently presented Grand Rounds at the renowned Mayo Clinic on the psychiatric implications for patients who receive hand transplants. Dr. Klapheke did his residency at Mayo, located in Rochester, MN, and has worked with transplant patients throughout much of his career. He served as... Read More...

LCME Secretaries Visit UCF College of Medicine - 10/29/2010

Two secretaries from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) provided a consultation visit to the UCF College of Medicine on October 21 and 22 and gave us informal feedback on how well the college is meeting standards for accreditation. The activities of the LCME are administered by the two secretaries, Dr. Dan Hunt and Dr.... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Celebrates Medical Education Building at Opening Event - 10/19/2010

More than 1,100 guests celebrated the opening of the new UCF College of Medicine's facilities at Lake Nona Saturday with an event that included fireworks and interactive tours of the state-of-the-art medical education building. The fundraising event raised $350,000 for the community's medical school, an amount that will be used as flexible funds for medical education. UCF... Read More...

TESTS! - 10/15/2010

It's been a busy week for first-year medical students at the UCF College of Medicine as they crammed for tough tests in Human Body Molecules to Cells HB-1. The intense studying was apparent if you walked into one of the PBLs on the second floor, with "study wallpaper" that covered every wall thanks to M-1 student... Read More...

7 Surgeons General Meet at UCF College of Medicine to Discuss Health Disparities - 10/15/2010

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin joined six former surgeons general Thursday at the UCF College of Medicine to discuss the disproportionately high disease and death rates for Blacks and Hispanics and to find ways to close the gap in racial and ethnic health disparities. The federal officials spoke at the Central Florida Partnership on Health... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Poster Wins First Place at Psychiatry Conference - 10/15/2010

A College of Medicine poster on an innovative way to teach students about psychosocial issues in health care recently won first place from the Association for Academic Psychiatry. The poster documented how College of Medicine students learn about issues such as changing patient behavior, giving patients bad news, patient-physician boundaries, coping with stress and alcohol abuse. "This... Read More...

Dr. Daniell Presents His Research to Gates Foundation - 10/15/2010

Professor Henry Daniell of the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences was invited to spend a day at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle on October 1. For the past several years, Dr. Daniell's research at the Burnett school has centered on developing genetically modified plants to create low-cost vaccines and biopharmaceuticals.... Read More...

College of Medicine Student’s Gift Starts Shoe Drive for Homeless Vets - 10/15/2010

College of Medicine Student's Gift Starts Shoe Drive for Homeless Vets

Reid Green, a first-year medical student at the UCF College of Medicine, donated his shoes to a homeless veteran and in the process ignited a program that so far has collected 300 pairs of shoes and socks for needy servicemen.

Reid, of... Read More...

Celebrate Another College of Medicine Milestone - 10/01/2010

Celebrate Another College of Medicine Milestone

College of Medicine faculty and staff members have the opportunity to attend the college's Opening Celebration fund-raiser October 16 at a specially-discounted price.

Tickets are now available for $75 per person for up to two tickets – a 50 percent price reduction for the College of Medicine team. The ticket... Read More...

College of Medicine Students Run for Winnie Palmer Hospital - 10/01/2010

College of Medicine Students Run for Winnie Palmer Hospital

Seven students from the UCF College of Medicine participated Saturday in the Miracle Miles 5K/15K run to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. This year's event marked the 35th anniversary of the NICU, the... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Holds Grand Opening Celebration - 10/01/2010

The UCF College of Medicine will host a grand Opening Celebration fundraising event on October 16 at the college’s new state-of-the-art medical education building at Lake Nona. The celebration will include a progressive dinner and entertainment on each of the four floors of the new $65 million, 170,000-square foot facility. Food is being donated by a... Read More...

Join in the Reading Fun! - 10/01/2010

Tired of medical school textbooks? Interested in finding new fun books to read? The College of Medicine's Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library just started a "Leisure Reading Book Swap" that helps you share books with others. The library staff asks that for every book you borrow, you leave a book behind. Please only donate fiction... Read More...

Tavistock Group Tours College of Medicine - 10/01/2010

College of Medicine sponsors, the Tavistock Group, whose generous donations have included scholarship money and land for the UCF Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona, toured the college's new medical education facility recently. As part of the tour, company employees had the opportunity to meet second-year student Elona Rrapo, recipient of the Tavistock full four-year... Read More...

Curing Breast Cancer is Dr. Turkson’s Passion - 10/01/2010

Noting that "one in eight American women will face breast cancer in her lifetime," Dr. James Turkson, associate professor at the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, recently presented his research findings that he hopes could someday cure the second most frequent cancer in women. Speaking at the College of Medicine's latest Luminary... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Names New Assistant Deans - 10/01/2010

The UCF College of Medicine now has two assistant deans for medical education. Dr. Jonathan Kibble is the newest assistant dean, with responsibility over basic science education and how it is integrated into all four years of the M.D. program. Dr. Kibble joins Dr. Lori Boardman, who was appointed to assistant dean in August. Dr.... Read More...

A ‘Hang in There’ Breakfast - 09/17/2010

A 'Hang in There' Breakfast

Last week, the College of Medicine's first-year students took their first major exam. And thanks to their charter class colleagues, the M1s had a post-exam breakfast waiting for them in the Student Lounge when they finished.

Second-year students brought in a "little... Read More...

Families ‘Enroll’ in UCF Medical School - 09/17/2010

Families 'Enroll' in UCF Medical School

Families of UCF College of Medicine students came to class Saturday and learned what their children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters do every day to become the next generation of physicians. The College of Medicine's inaugural event was part of UCF's traditional Family Weekend.

Dr. Deborah German,... Read More...

Local Artist Donates Copper Anatomical ‘Maps of Life’ - 09/17/2010

Local Artist Donates Copper Anatomical 'Maps of Life'

Orlando artist Cynthia Jimenez on Wednesday donated three life-size copper sculptures to the UCF College of Medicine as a gift to help medical students understand that the skeleton is "a map of life."

One of the pieces, called "Balance" actually balances in the scorpion... Read More...

Sanford-Burnham Scientists Tour College of Medicine - 09/17/2010

Sanford-Burnham Scientists Tour College of Medicine

Dr. Daniel Kelly still remembers the nightmare of "fighting with that microscope" during medical school. But recently, he and other scientists from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona had a chance to see how new digital microscopic imaging at the UCF College of... Read More...

Dr. Ebert’s Research is Stem Cell Journal Cover Story - 09/17/2010

Dr. Ebert's Research is Stem Cell Journal Cover Story

The cover of the current "Stem Cell and Development" journal features the research of Dr. Steven Ebert, associate professor and Ph.D. coordinator the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences.

The cover illustration shows how researchers are able to "see" stem... Read More...

State Library Summit’s Goal: Increased Access to Information - 09/17/2010

State Library Summit's Goal: Increased Access to Information

Florida's medical school library directors met at the UCF College of Medicine this week to talk about ways they can provide more information to hospitals, physicians and the public to improve the health and well-being of all.

State University System Chancellor... Read More...

Alan Ginsburg Honored as “Beacon of Light” - 09/03/2010

Alan Ginsburg Honored as "Beacon of Light"

Alan Ginsburg, whose family's $4 million gift created the UCF College of Medicine's Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, was honored this week with a Beacon Award, which recognizes community leaders who are "beacons of light" in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The Beacon Awards... Read More...

Orlando Health Officials ‘Wowed’ by Medical Education Building - 09/03/2010

Orlando Health Officials 'Wowed' by Medical Education Building

Leaders from Orlando Health (OH) toured the UCF College of Medicine's new medical education building and learned how the new facility and the college's integrated curriculum will create a new kind of doctor in the 21st century.

Dr. Deborah German,... Read More...

Medical Students Get ‘Information at the Point of Care’ - 09/03/2010

New Hand-Held Devices Give Medical Students Resources at their Fingertips

ORLANDO, August 31, 2010 – The UCF College of Medicine is providing iPod touches to each of its first- and second-year medical students to give them instant, constantly updated information on drugs and diseases. The hand-held computers contain Epocrates, a drug database with over 3,300... Read More...

Swapping Stethoscopes for Hammers - 09/03/2010

Swapping Stethoscopes for Hammers

Medical students from the UCF College of Medicine swapped their stethoscopes for hammers Saturday as they helped construct Habitat for Humanity homes in Pine Hills.

The College of Medicine's American Medical Association/Florida Medical Association (AMA/FMA) student chapter partnered with Habitat Orlando to help build Stag Horn Villas,... Read More...

Fall Enrollment at Burnett School Soars - 09/03/2010

Undergraduate enrollment at the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences is growing dramatically, with 6,564 students taking undergraduate courses this semester. That's an increase of more than 600 students from the same time last year.

Interest in biomedical science courses is so keen that the Burnett school is offering two class sections of some... Read More...

Down Syndrome Patients, Families Urge Empathy - 09/03/2010

Down Syndrome Patients, Families Urge Empathy

First-year M.D. students from the UCF College of Medicine received a heart-felt lesson this week on the challenges and hopeful determination of people living with Down Syndrome. As part of their HB1 module, the doctors-in-training spoke with families from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida,... Read More...

New Building Operations - 08/20/2010

New Building Operations

Please take these steps to get ID badges and parking privileges as volunteer faculty members in our new medical education building.

  • Your sponsoring department at the College of Medicine will e-mail you an ID Badge Form and a parking placard. Please complete the top portion of... Read More...

REC Center Helping Doctors Develop Electronic Health Records - 08/20/2010

REC Center Helping Doctors Develop Electronic Health Records

The UCF College of Medicine is honored to have received a $7.6 million federal grant to help Central Florida doctors develop and effectively use electronic health records to improve patient care. The college is developing a Health IT Regional Extension Center (REC) that... Read More...

State Authorizes UCF as Third Receiving Site for Willed Bodies in Florida - 08/20/2010

State Authorizes UCF as Third Receiving Site for Willed Bodies in Florida

The UCF College of Medicine is now one of three medical schools in Florida that is state-approved to receive willed bodies to train medical students and local physicians. Until now, people who wanted to will their bodies to medical science had... Read More...

New Medical Education Building Features State-of-the-Art Labs, Classroom Technology - 08/20/2010

New Medical Education Building Features State-of-the-Art Labs, Classroom Technology

The UCF College of Medicine recently opened its $65 million, 170,000-square foot medical education building, which includes state-of-the-art lab and classroom technology, including:

  • Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, a teaching/assessment center that provides a clinical setting for students to learn and practice... Read More...

First Event at College of Medicine’s New Building: Thanking Volunteer Faculty - 08/20/2010

First Event at College of Medicine's New Building: Thanking Volunteer Faculty

The UCF College of Medicine held its first formal event at the new medical education building in June with a reception honoring 242 volunteer faculty members who taught and mentored first-year students and advised the curriculum and admissions committees.

The... Read More...

Community, COM Students Help Dying Leukemia Patient Rescued in Haiti - 08/20/2010

Community, COM Students Help Dying Leukemia Patient Rescued in Haiti

An African proverb says, "It takes a village to raise a child" and in that theme, the Central Florida, UCF and UCF College of Medicine communities have come together to help a Haitian man who was dying of advanced leukemia.

Three College of... Read More...

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Dean’s Message - 08/20/2010

Dean's Message

I'd like to welcome our affiliated and volunteer faculty members to COM Quarterly, an e-mail newsletter designed to let you know what's happening at the UCF College of Medicine.

This month's biggest news came as we welcomed our second class of 60 stellar medical students. I... Read More...

Two College of Medicine Staff Members Honored - 08/20/2010

Two College of Medicine Staff Members Honored

College of Medicine staff members Laura Cleaver, administrative assistant in Planning and Knowledge Management, and Deborah Kirkley, instructional technologist, learning systems, were honored recently at the University of Central Florida's 38th annual Employee Awards Program.

The event, held at the UCF... Read More...

UCF COM Burnett School Researchers Present Scientific Posters - 08/20/2010

UCF COM Burnett School Researchers Present Scientific Posters

In a celebration that welcomed 36 new Ph.D. and master's degree students, the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences held a Research Colloquium Thursday, including poster presentations of student research projects aimed at finding treatments for major diseases.

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Faculty Winners – And a Missing Trophy - 08/20/2010

Faculty Winners – And a Missing Trophy

Congratulations to the UCF College of Medicine faculty for winning the inaugural Med One Bowl!

Earlier this month, nearly 100 guests attended a college picnic to welcome the Class of 2014. After a week of getting settled, students had the opportunity to mix and... Read More...

Magic, Medicine and MSNBC - 08/20/2010

Magic, Medicine and MSNBC

The UCF College of Medicine's Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library played host to potions, wands, monsters and history recently, thanks to a traveling exhibit featuring the link between medical history and the modern Harry Potter sensation.

"Harry Potter's World: Renaissance... Read More...

Possible Canadian Partnership between Canada, Burnett School - 08/20/2010

Possible Canadian Partnership between Canada, Burnett School

Dr. James Turkson, associate professor at the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Science, recently met with Canadian scientists to explore a partnership that could help develop treatments for breast cancer. In July, Dr. Turkson met with scientists at the Ontario Institute... Read More...

Student Orientation Features Fun and Learning - 08/06/2010

Student Orientation Features Fun and Learning

The UCF College of Medicine's 60 first-year students enjoyed an Orientation Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 3, complete with prize drawings, mask-fittings and even some gingerbread "cadaver cookies." The orientation helped the new students learn about upcoming instructional modules, their independent research projects, the role of diversity at... Read More...

Magic and Medicine - 08/06/2010

Magic and Medicine

Harry Potter's adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry actually have their basis in the early history of science and medicine. The magic in the "Harry Potter" books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy,... Read More...

Remembering Her Life with Life - 08/06/2010

Remembering Her Life with Life

The UCF College of Medicine team gathered July 29 to celebrate the life of Cynthia Kahn, head of public services at the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library until her untimely death in June.

Members of Cynthia's family joined Cynthia's colleagues in the atrium... Read More...

Three Honored as Members of Millionaires Club - 08/06/2010

Three Honored as Members of Millionaires Club

Two associate professors and an associate dean at the UCF College of Medicine have been named to UCF's prestigious Millionaires Club for 2010, joining a total of 41 people honored for receiving $1 million or more in research grants for the fiscal year.

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Biomedical Sciences Building is Gold Medal Winner - 08/06/2010

Biomedical Sciences Building is Gold Medal Winner

From hundreds of nominated projects, the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett Biomedical Sciences Building has been selected as a Building of America Award project and will be featured as a Gold Medal Winner on the construction network's Web site http://www.buildingofamerica.com.

Since 1996,... Read More...

College of Medicine Welcomes 60 New Medical Students - 08/06/2010

College of Medicine Welcomes 60 New Medical Students

The UCF College of Medicine welcomed its second stellar class of 60 medical students Monday, August 2 at the "White Coat Ceremony," a meaningful tradition in which a medical school welcomes first-year students as colleagues dedicated to patient care.

For a second consecutive year, UCF drew more applications... Read More...

VA Officials Tour College of Medicine Medical Education Building - 07/23/2010

VA Officials Tour College of Medicine Medical Education Building

Officials from the Orlando VA Medical Center under construction at Lake Nona recently toured the UCF College of Medicine's new medical education building and summed up their reaction to the facility in one word: "Wow."

Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean... Read More...

M.D. Student Susan Salganik Completes National Leadership and Education Program - 07/23/2010

M.D. Student Susan Salganik Completes National Leadership and Education Program

College of Medicine M.D. student Susan Salganik recently completed the Leadership and Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS into IM), a selective national program that focuses on treating the whole patient and not simply the person's disease.

Susan was one of 20 doctors-in-training... Read More...

Hemophilia Research Earns Dr. Daniell Prestigious Award - 07/23/2010

Hemophilia Research Earns Dr. Daniell Prestigious Award

UCF College of Medicine Professor Henry Daniell is one of only five scientists and clinicians worldwide to earn a Special Project Award from one of the world's largest funders of hemophilia research.

Bayer HealthCare, of Germany, awarded Dr. Daniell the grant to continue his cutting-edge research into hemophilia, an incurable... Read More...

Honoring Cynthia Kahn - 07/23/2010

Honoring Cynthia Kahn

On Thursday, July 29 at 4 p.m., the UCF College of Medicine will gather in the atrium of the medical education building to remember and celebrate the life of our colleague, Cynthia Kahn.

Together with members of Cynthia's family, the college will share stories of how Cynthia worked with us and touched our... Read More...

Welcome, Second M.D. Class - 07/23/2010

Welcome, Second M.D. Class

The UCF College of Medicine welcomes its second stellar class of medical students at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 2.

The 60 students will join the college's historic charter class and the medical profession when they receive their white lab coats in the college's new education building. Dean Deborah German... Read More...

You Want to Meet Where? - 07/09/2010

You Want to Meet Where?

ORLANDO, July 9, 2010 -- Managing 50 different spaces in the College of Medicine's medical education building – from the Anatomy Lab to the atrium, the student lounge to individual conference rooms – is being accomplished through a new high-tech scheduling system.

Resource 25 – R25 for short – keeps... Read More...

Honoring Cynthia Kahn - 07/09/2010

Honoring Cynthia Kahn

On Thursday, July 29 at 4 p.m., the UCF College of Medicine will gather in the atrium of the medical education building to remember and celebrate the life of our colleague, Cynthia Kahn.

Together with members of Cynthia's family, the college will share stories of how Cynthia worked with us and touched... Read More...

Central Florida Reaches Out - 07/09/2010

Central Florida Reaches Out

ORLANDO, July 9, 2010 -- An African proverb says, "It takes a village to raise a child." The Central Florida, UCF and UCF College of Medicine communities have come together to help a Haitian man who was dying of advanced leukemia.

Three College of Medicine students encountered 20-year-old Ginel Thermosy last... Read More...

Call Her Dr. Madsen - 06/25/2010

Call Her Dr. Madsen

ORLANDO, June 25, 2010 -- Congratulations to Ruthanne Madsen, the College of Medicine's director of student financial services, who recently received her doctoral degree in Higher Educational Leadership.

Ruthanne received her Ed.D. from Nova Southeastern University on June 12. She previously earned an M.B.A. from Stetson University.

"I like a challenge," Ruthanne... Read More...

Library Inspires Texas Visitor - 06/25/2010

Library Inspires Texas Visitor

ORLANDO, June 25, 2010 -- The Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library recently provided inspiration to a Texas administrator who is creating a college of medicine library from scratch in that state.

Keith Cogdill, regional director of information services at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is... Read More...

Shawna Bellew is National Winner in AMA-MSS Initiative - 06/25/2010

Shawna Bellew is National Winner in AMA-MSS Initiative

ORLANDO, June 25, 2010 -- Shawna Bellew, a first-year medical student at the UCF College of Medicine, is the national winner in the first American Medical Association-Medical Student Section's (AMA-MSS) Humanities Initiative. The theme of this year's initiative was "Empathy through Art and Poetry."

Thirty-three medical students... Read More...

Burnett School Summer Enrollment Soaring - 06/25/2010

Burnett School Summer Enrollment Soaring

ORLANDO, June 25, 2010 -- Enrollment in this year's summer classes at the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences has increased over 10 percent from last year.

During Session A, which ends today, 821 undergraduate students enrolled in courses including Human Anatomy, Epidemiology of Infectious Disease and... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Thanks Volunteer Faculty Partners - 06/25/2010

UCF College of Medicine Thanks Volunteer Faculty Partners

ORLANDO, June 25, 2010 -- The UCF College of Medicine held its first formal event at the new medical education building Tuesday with a reception honoring 242 volunteer faculty members who taught and mentored first-year students and advised our curriculum and admissions committees.

The reception included a cocktail... Read More...

Godspeed, Dr. Manning - 06/16/2010

Godspeed, Dr. Manning

ORLANDO, June 16, 2010 -- The College of Medicine wished "happy retirement" Tuesday to its founding associate dean for students, Dr. Randolph Manning. Faculty members, staff members and administrators gathered at the college's café for cake and thanks to the man that Dean Deborah German described as "a father to all of us."

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College of Medicine Challenge: ‘One K Per Day’ - 06/15/2010

College of Medicine Challenge: 'One K Per Day'

ORLANDO, June 15, 2010 -- The College of Medicine celebrated its new home at Lake Nona Monday with a breakfast and a challenge from Dean Deborah German to make a one-kilometer walk through the four-story building part of everyone's daily routine.

Dr. German announced the "One K Per Day"... Read More...

Dr. Verduin Named New Associate Dean for Students - 06/11/2010

Dr. Verduin Named New Associate Dean for Students

ORLANDO, June 11, 2010 -- Dr. Marcy Verduin is the College of Medicine's new associate dean for students. The search committee that interviewed candidates to replace retiring Associate Dean Dr. Randolph Manning recommended Dr. Verduin's appointment unanimously.

Dr. Verduin's team is... Read More...

Spread the Word - 06/11/2010

Spread the Word

imageORLANDO, June 11, 2010 -- Going to a professional conference? Speaking in public about the College of Medicine? Bring along some facts! The College of Medicine Spring Fact Book is complete and the small, pocket-sized publication provides valuable information on enrollment, research funding and the... Read More...

Job Marketing Thriving for Medical Laboratory Science Grads - 06/11/2010

Job Marketing Thriving for Medical Laboratory Science Grads

ORLANDO, June 11, 2010 -- As the nation faces a severe shortage of medical laboratory scientists, graduates from the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are finding a wide-open job market in need of their specialized skills.

Based... Read More...

All Moved In - 06/11/2010

All Moved In

ORLANDO, June 11, 2010 -- As of today, everyone has officially been moved to our new home, the College of Medicine's new building at the UCF Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona. Thanks to all for their patience, collaboration, planning and teamwork in moving faculty members, staff members and administrators to Lake Nona. Here... Read More...

‘Local Heroes Saving Lives’ - 05/28/2010

'Local Heroes Saving Lives'

ORLANDO, May 28, 2010 -- Many thanks to College of Medicine team members who donated during our recent blood drive. Florida's Blood Centers (FBC) were able to register 19 donors and collect 19 units of blood.

Every unit of whole blood collected contains platelets, plasma and red blood cells that are separated and... Read More...

Med Students run in ‘Nonathon’ to Celebrate New Campus - 05/28/2010

  ORLANDO, May 28, 2010 -- On Thursday, the day after finishing their final exams, 24 students from the UCF College of Medicine's charter class ran a 24.7-mile "Nonathon" relay race to celebrate the college's upcoming move to Lake Nona and raise money for student scholarships. The students began the relay at 6 a.m. at the UCF... Read More...

Inaugural Year-End Banquet Brings Dinner, Dancing and Awards - 05/28/2010

ORLANDO, May 28, 2010 -- The College of Medicine charter class hosted its inaugural End-of-Year Banquet Thursday and named the event "Hygeia," in honor of the daughter of the goddess of health and cleanliness. The event, at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World, featured a cocktail reception, dinner, faculty and staff awards and plenty of... Read More...

Helping Future Scientists Choose UCF - 05/28/2010

Helping Future Scientists Choose UCF

ORLANDO, May 28, 2010 -- The College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences is kicking off a Graduate Fellowship campaign that will help the school recruit and retain outstanding Ph.D. students.

Gifts to the Fellowship campaign will help UCF compete nationally for the best and brightest graduate students. These future... Read More...

The College of Medicine Move Begins - 05/28/2010

The College of Medicine Move Begins

ORLANDO, May 28, 2010 -- Tuesday, June 1 begins "moving weeks" for the UCF College of Medicine team now located at University Tower. And in the next few days, our office environment will likely be filled with blue plastic boxes, book transport cases and moving labels.

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Dr. Cole Presents Research on Fighting HIV - 05/24/2010

ORLANDO, May 25, 2010 -- A dormant human gene could be the key to fighting HIV, says Dr. Alexander Cole, associate professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Cole has spent the last 17 years investigating the body's natural antibiotics called "antimicrobial peptides" that fight bacteria... Read More...

Aaron Spies Graduates - 05/14/2010

ORLANDO, May 14, 2010 -- College of Medicine Senior Systems Programmer Aaron Spies has earned his B.S. degree in Information Technology Management at Keiser University. Aaron received his A.A. degree from the University of Central Florida. Aaron manages and develops IT systems for the college and recently he and his team created a new system that... Read More...

Dr. Teter Wins Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award - 05/14/2010

ORLANDO, May 14, 2010 -- Dr. Ken Teter, assistant professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, has been selected as the College of Medicine's honoree for the 2010 UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award (SoTL). His selection was based on his research on the effectiveness of... Read More...

‘Leader and Healer’ Urges Burnett Students to Give Back - 05/14/2010

ORLANDO, May 14, 2010 -- Dr. Carmelo Licitra, M.D., an Orlando infectious disease specialist and UCF alumnus last week urged graduates of the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences to give back to the community and become a part of the university's dynamic growth. Dr. Licitra spoke at a reception honoring Burnett school graduates... Read More...

Burnett Graduate Students Present Winning Research - 05/14/2010

ORLANDO, May 14, 2010 -- Three doctoral students from the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences recently won awards based on their research, which includes possible treatments for heart disease, Huntington's Disease and AIDS. Seventeen Burnett school students presented their research during the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student 5th Annual Symposium on May 6. Dr.... Read More...

Library Honored by National Network of Libraries of Medicine - 05/14/2010

ORLANDO, May 14, 2010 -- The College of Medicine's Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library has been honored as a resource facility for people seeking the most up-to-date information on treatment and disease. That recognition came from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), which recently selected the UCF College of Medicine library as... Read More...

Burnett Graduates, Families, Faculty Celebrate Commencement - 05/07/2010

Burnett Graduates, Families, Faculty Celebrate Commencement

ORLANDO, May 7, 2010 -- New graduates of the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences celebrated their college degrees and their scientific accomplishments Friday during a Spring Commencement Reception at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center.

During Friday morning's commencement, 200 Burnett... Read More...

Dr. Safranek receives TIP Award - 04/30/2010

ORLANDO, April 30, 2010 -- Dr. William Safranek, assistant professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, is the winner of a UCF Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award. In her nomination letter, Dr. Roseann White, associate director of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, described Dr. Safranek's enthusiasm for teaching and for his students as "a model for... Read More...

Food, Fun and Hats at Moss Park - 04/30/2010

Food, Fun and Hats at Moss Park

ORLANDO, April 30, 2010 -- About 100 members of the College of Medicine team and their families gathered Saturday for the 3rd Annual Faculty and Staff picnic at Moss Park. This year's theme was "Hats Off to the College of Medicine" so the event came complete with everyone... Read More...

Dr. Daniell Featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - 04/30/2010

Dr. Daniell Featured in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

ORLANDO, April 30, 2010 -- UCF College of Medicine Professor Henry Daniell's use of genetically modified plants to treat hemophilia has been featured in the April 13 edition of the highly regarded Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Hemophilia is characterized by defects in... Read More...

‘Survivor’ for Medical Students - 04/30/2010

'Survivor' for Medical Students

ORLANDO, April 30, 2010 -- Eight UCF College of Medicine M.D. students recently competed in MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race) that tests their medical knowledge "out in the middle of nowhere," plus their fitness, teamwork and adventure skills.

Forty teams made up of doctors, residents and medical students participated in... Read More...

Another First: Student Transcripts - 04/15/2010

ORLANDO, April 15, 2010 -- UCF College of Medicine now has official student transcripts, a development that M.D. Program Registrar Teresa Lyons-Oten calls "another piece of history that puts us on the map." M.D. students will need official transcripts during their fourth year of medical school to compete for graduate medical education positions in their specialty... Read More...

New Grant Helps Researchers Break Barriers in MS Research - 04/15/2010

ORLANDO, April 15, 2010 -- Dr. Stephen Lambert, an Associate Professor in the College of Medicine has received a four-year $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create in vitro test beds that can aid in the development of new drugs to treat neurological disorders affecting the myelin sheath. This sheath coats... Read More...

A New Leader in Patient Safety - 04/15/2010

ORLANDO, April 15, 2010 -- The UCF College of Medicine will begin implementing the World Health Organization's (WHO) Patient Safety Curriculum this fall, and the WHO believes we are the "the first medical school to do this in the USA." Patient safety has become a national topic since a 1999 Institute of Medicine report estimated that... Read More...

Four Colleagues Honored at Founders’ Day - 04/15/2010

ORLANDO, April 15, 2010 -- Two College of Medicine faculty members, a college administrator and a Molecular Biology and Microbiology student hoping to become a doctor were honored recently during UCF's annual Founders' Day ceremony. The awards recognize extraordinary contributions to the university community through teaching, research and service. Dr. Mohtashem Samsam, assistant professor of Molecular... Read More...

M.D. Students Answer Call in Haiti - 04/15/2010

ORLANDO, April 15, 2010 -- Four first-year M.D. students from the UCF College of Medicine traveled to Haiti over spring break to help provide medical care to residents of the island nation devastated by a January 12 earthquake. Students Rose Dupont, Bryant Lambe, Lynn McGrath and Brittany Moscato spent a week in Haiti and dispensed drugs... Read More...

UCF College of Medicine Receives $7.6 Million Federal Grant to Establish Health IT Regional Extension Center - 04/07/2010

ORLANDO, April 7, 2010 -- The University of Central Florida's College of Medicine received a $7.6 million federal grant Tuesday designed to help Central Florida doctors develop and effectively use electronic health records to improve patient care. UCF's grant is part of $642 million that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing to... Read More...

Women Making History - 04/02/2010

ORLANDO, April 2, 2010 -- College of Medicine Drs. Ella Bossy-Wetzel and Marcy Verduin and Dean Deborah German were honored recently as "Women Making History" by the UCF Women's Research Center. The center honored 15 UCF women faculty members for their research, creative activities and leadership from 2008-2010. Dr. Leslie Sue Lieberman, director of the WRC,... Read More...

Dr. William Self receives UCF Research Incentive Award - 04/02/2010

ORLANDO, April 2, 2010 -- Congratulations to Dr. William Self, associate professor of molecular biology and microbiology at the College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, who received a UCF Research Incentive Award (RIA) for 2009-2010. Dr. Self earned the recognition based on peer review of his research that focuses on the biological role of... Read More...

Burnett Grads Thriving in Diabetes Research - 04/02/2010

ORLANDO, April 2, 2010 -- Three recent Ph.D. graduates of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are using their scientific skills professionally in the fight to cure diabetes, and they credit their alma mater with giving them the technical and critical thinking skills necessary to be successful in their jobs. Burnett school graduates Drs. John W.... Read More...

Med Students Present First Research Results: Faculty Members, Peers, Guest Physicians Evaluate Projects - 03/26/2010

ORLANDO, March 26, 2010 -- Forty-one College of Medicine students presented their independent research projects to faculty members, guest judges and fellow classmates this week in a FIRE mini-conference designed to showcase medical topics about which the doctors-in-training are passionate. FIRE stands for Focused Individualized Research Experience and was the dream of Dean Deborah German, who... Read More...

Real-Life Medicine: Students Treat ‘Real’ Emergency Room Patients in Simulation Exercise - 03/16/2010

ORLANDO, March 16, 2010 -- College of Medicine students learned first-hand the challenges of treating patients in emotional and physical pain during a recent Emergency Room simulation at the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. The two patients were actually trained actors and both were suffering from severe pain. The simulation was designed to see how students... Read More...

Ralph Caruana, M.D. named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs: Caruana Will Lead College’s Clinical Activities, Serve as Liaison with Local Hospitals - 03/15/2010

ORLANDO, March 15, 2010 -- The University of Central Florida College of Medicine announced Monday the appointment of Ralph Caruana, M.D. as its first associate dean for clinical affairs. In this role, Caruana will lead the college's clinical program and create partnerships with local hospitals and other health-care providers. In addition, he will serve as... Read More...

A Thankful Goodbye: College of Medicine Students Hold Donor ‘Send-Off’ Ceremony - 03/12/2010

ORLANDO, March 12, 2010 -- Students from the UCF College of Medicine's charter class held a "Send-Off Ceremony" Friday to thank and honor the people who donated their bodies in the name of science and education. Students presented a single orchid for each donor and unveiled a rendering of a commemorative stone that will be... Read More...

Art and Medicine: Student William Kang Performs at United Arts Event - 03/05/2010

ORLANDO, March 5, 2010 -- College of Medicine MD student William Kang personified the link between art and medicine recently when he performed at a pre-concert reception sponsored by United Arts of Central Florida and UCF. Before being selected into the college's charter class last year, Will was a concert violinist with the Florida Orchestra... Read More...

Faculty Elect First Council Executive Team: College of Medicine Faculty Council is Unique to University - 03/04/2010

ORLANDO, March 4, 2010 -- At a recent "President’s Focus on Excellence" breakfast, UCF President John Hitt told audience members, "If you want to build a great university, you need shared governance." That shared governance came to fruition recently at the College of Medicine, where faculty elected their first Faculty Council Executive Committee, the first... Read More...

Information at the ‘Point of Care’: New Hand-Held Devices Give Med Students Library Resources at their Fingertips - 03/03/2010

ORLANDO, March 3, 2010 -- College of Medicine students now have access to iPod touches that give them instant, constantly updated information on drugs and diseases. The hand-held computers contain Epocrates, a drug database with over 3,300 prescription, generic and over-the-counter medications, and DynaMed, a database of 3,000 disease summaries that includes symptoms, prognosis and... Read More...

Dr. Singla: Stem Cells Can Mend the ‘Broken Heart’ – Burnett Scientist Presents Research at 2010′s First Luminary Series Event - 03/02/2010

ORLANDO, February 26, 2010 -- Tiny transplanted stem cells could provide powerful treatments that "mend the broken heart," Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences Professor Dr. Dinender Singla told participants Wednesday at the College of Medicine's first Luminary Series of 2010. "Hearts break every day," Dr. Singla told colleagues, health-care professionals and students at the Orlando Museum... Read More...

Orlando Mayor Praises College of Medicine: Dean Deborah German, Med Student Brittany Moscato Highlight College’s Contribution to Local Economy - 02/19/2010

ORLANDO, February 22, 2010 -– The University of Central Florida College of Medicine was featured in Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's "State of the City Address" Thursday. The mayor used the college as an example of Orlando's transformation from a city identified solely by its visitors to a place where residents are making a difference. In his... Read More...

A Caring Heart: Finance and Accounting Director Steve Omli Returns from Relief Work in Haiti - 02/18/2010

ORLANDO, February 18, 2010 -- Steve Omli, director of finance and accounting at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, has just returned from a week-long trip to Haiti, where he is working with a Haitian pastor to create child sponsorship programs, schools and an orphanage. Steve first went to Haiti in 2000 as part... Read More...

College of Medicine Students Present First Autopsy Reports: Doctors-in-training show their observation, interpretation skills - 02/16/2010

ORLANDO, February 16, 2010 -- Students from the UCF College of Medicine presented cadaver autopsy reports Monday based on their 17 weeks of anatomy and laboratory studies. The students' observations showed a variety of medical issues, from heart disease to fibroid tumors, bone and kidney disease to skin damaged from the sun. Students were asked to... Read More...

College of Medicine Students Organize Multi-cultural Celebration: Dinner honors diversity of College’s Charter Class - 02/03/2010

ORLANDO, Feb. 3, 2010 -- Students from UCF’s College of Medicine sponsored a multi-cultural celebration Friday to honor the diversity of their heritages. The event featured music, costumes and food from the students’ and staffs’ native lands, including Cuban flan, Irish soda bread, Indonesian bami and American deviled eggs. Medical student Uchechi Anumudu, a native of... Read More...

Bishop Moore High School toured the UCF College of Medicine - 01/26/2010

ORLANDO, January 26, 2010 -- Ten students from Orlando’s Bishop Moore High School toured the UCF College of Medicine Tuesday in the college’s first “real world” learning experience for local young people who are interested in medicine. The Bishop Moore students are enrolled in Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology. Their instructor, Kenn Wasinger, a UCF alum,... Read More...