Latest College of Medicine News

Jazz On A Green Draws 1,000-Plus - 11/17/2014

[brightcove id= 3895724385001 float=left]More than 1,000 music fans enjoyed a national singing star and a UCF big band on Saturday, November 15 for Jazz On A Green on the College of Medicine’s Tavistock Green. Proceeds from the event – which are still being tallied – will support M.D. scholarships and scholarships for the Lake Nona YMCA. Sisaundra... Read More...

Please Give This Holiday Season - 11/17/2014

The College of Medicine is collecting food and toys for several causes this holiday season and we hope you will participate. Collection drives end November 21.

  •  The student Arts in Medicine (AIM) group is collecting toy and food items to support the Children's Home Society of Florida. In addition to accepting donations the night of the... Read More...

Melanoma Walk Makes First Appearance In Medical City - 11/13/2014

Nearly 100 walkers and runners gathered on the front lawn of the UCF College of Medicine November 8 to help fight the fastest growing cancer in the country. Orlando’s first annual Miles for Melanoma 5K raised more than $14,000 for the Melanoma Research Foundation. Medical students in the Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) brought the inaugural walk... Read More...

Lunch And Learn Explores Technology’s Role In Inclusion - 11/13/2014

[brightcove id= 3882127226001 float=left]Technology plays a role in every aspect of our world, from the classroom to the boardroom and everywhere in between. At the sixth and final College of Medicine Diversity Lunch and Learn, guest speaker Ken Beller -- president of Nearbridge Inc., a workplace consulting firm -- explained that technology also plays a major... Read More...

Students Learn From Sports Medicine Surgeons, Athletes - 11/12/2014

UCF medical students joined a group on physicians, orthopedic residents and professional athletes for an in-depth session on sports injuries and treating athletes as a whole. The October 29 event at Christner’s Steakhouse in Winter Park was hosted by sports medicine physician and surgeon, Dr. Gideon Lewis. “It’s very rare that medical students and residents have... Read More...

Dr. James Norman Receives Medical School’s Alumni Professional Achievement Award - 11/12/2014

A Tampa surgeon who says his undergraduate education at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences inspired him to always ask “why?” is the College of Medicine’s 2014 Alumni Professional Achievement Award winner. Dr. James Norman (’82) was recognized at the UCF Alumni Association’s annual Black & Gold Gala. He is the senior surgeon at the Norman Parathyroid... Read More...

A Happy Halloween At Nemours - 11/03/2014

College of Medicine students are helping hospitalized children get a little bit of normal life – including a recent Trick or Treat Event that brought sweets and fun to youngsters being treated at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona. The student Pediatric Interest Group (called PIG for short) has been sponsoring monthly events at Nemours that... Read More...

Ladies Auxilary VFW Presents Highest Check Ever To UCF Research - 11/03/2014

A donation from the Florida Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars will help support College of Medicine research into one of the deadliest cancers in modern medicine -- pancreatic cancer, which has only a 6 percent survival rate for its victims. “Its very humbling to see these funds coming from such hardworking people.” said... Read More...

Faculty, Students Honored October 28 - 11/03/2014

“It takes all of us working together to make The Good Doctor.” With those words, Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UCF College of Medicine, honored faculty – core, volunteer and affiliated – and students during the 2014-2014 Faculty and Student Awards Ceremony. Faculty members were honored for their excellence... Read More...

College Awards $200,000 In Internal Research Grants - 11/03/2014

The College of Medicine has awarded $200,000 in internal research grants to help faculty test new hypotheses and begin new collaborative research projects that could generate national funding in the future. Thirteen faculty members received this year’s internal grants for projects ranging from 3D modeling of human noses to better treatments for arthritis pain. Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy,... Read More...