Latest College of Medicine News

Dr. Siddiqi Earns $1.27 Million NIH Grant - 07/28/2014

The National Institutes of Health has awarded assistant professor Dr. Shadab A. Siddiqi of the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences a grant for $1.27 million to continue his research into how the liver produces and secretes lipoproteins in the blood - a major risk factor for the development of hardening of the... Read More...

Horsemanship Helps Improve Med Students’ Communications Skills - 07/28/2014

At first the medical students were apprehensive as they chose a horse to approach at the Heavenly Hoofs Therapeutic Equestrian School in Osceola County. The well-trained horses, meanwhile, used to all kinds of riders, looked on nonchalantly. It was the first day of a seven-day course that teaches students to read, communicate with and maneuver... Read More...

Pipeline Students Explore Health Careers At Camp - 07/28/2014

[brightcove id= 3701083108001 float=left]Forget the pool or vacation. For more than 60 Orange and Osceola County high school students, there’s no place they’d rather spend summer break than in the science lab. For them, the third-annual College of Medicine Health Leaders Summer Academy offered an opportunity to delve deeper into the health sciences and explore future... Read More...

Medical Student Helps Create The Medical Student Press - 07/28/2014

A rising second-year UCF medical student has co-founded the Medical Student Press www.themspress.org, an online open-access medical student publishing group. Gabriel Glaun, a member of the College of Medicine’s class of 2017, is executive editor while Mica Esquenazi,a member of the University of Rochester School of Medicine’s class of 2017, is editor-in-chief. The two participated... Read More...

Biomedical Student Gets RNA Training At University Of Vienna - 07/24/2014

Graduate student Philip Adams returns to the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences fresh from two months working at the University of Vienna, Austria where he trained in Ribonucleic acid (RNA) biology techniques. RNA is a family of large biological molecules that perform vital roles in the coding, decoding, regulation and expression of... Read More...

Dominican Republic Medical Mission Expands To Include Engineers And Chaplain - 07/23/2014

Bags of medicines clog the tiny office used to store, sort and pack hundreds of pounds of supplies bound for a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic leaving July 25. Medical students count and package bottles of acetaminophen and ibuprofen while others put together personal hygiene bags of shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes – most... Read More...

Biomedical Students Apply Science To Diagnose Simulated Patient - 07/22/2014

Meet patient Isaac Morris who is complaining of shortness of breath and a fast pulse. College of Medicine assistant professor Dr. David Harris asks his undergraduate physiology students to step closer to assess the patient’s condition because Mr. Morris is showing all the signs of an asthma attack. Isaac Morris is one of the mannequin “patients”... Read More...

College Of Medicine Professor Weighs In On Polio Debate - 07/17/2014

This week, The Lancet continued the debate on polio eradication, complete with an editorial by Dr. Kimberly Thompson, the College of Medicine’s professor of preventative medicine and global health. While the last case of polio was reported in the Western Hemisphere in 1991, the threat of the virus remains, and recent outbreaks have occurred in nations... Read More...

Anatomy Lab Hosts National Conference Interactive Session - 07/14/2014

The American Association of Clinical Anatomists capped off its 2014 national convention July 12 with a day-long instructional session at the College of Medicine’s state-of-the-art Anatomy Lab. Anatomy educators and clinicians from across the world spent the week at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort, presenting research, holding discussion forums and participating in instructional sessions... Read More...

Faculty Members Climb Peru’s Machu Picchu - 07/14/2014

In less than a month, UCF College of Medicine students will arrive back to campus with exciting stories about how they spent their summer. But two faculty members’ South American adventure may top them all. Doctors Martin Klapheke and Mujtaba Husain not only went to Peru in May, but they climbed Machu Picchu, one of... Read More...