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UCF Medical School Offers Scholarships To Successful Parramore Grads - 01/26/2015

[brightcove id= 4013574930001 float=left] High school graduates from the Parramore community who wish to become doctors will be able to attend the University of Central Florida College of Medicine on full scholarships. On Saturday, Orange County Public Schools broke ground on the new PS8 School, a first-of-its-kind community school that will address the needs of preschool through... Read More...

Family Medicine: It’s All About Relationships, Connection - 01/26/2015

Dr. Magdalena Pasarica is an M.D.-Ph.D. who’s passionate about family medicine – and she is sharing that passion with UCF College of Medicine students. An associate professor, she just helped students begin a student interest group for family medicine that now has about 30 members and recently receive d recognition and grant funding from statewide... Read More...

Giving Back Through Service — Seven Students Match Into Military - 01/26/2015

UCF medical student Megan Vu still remembers her family’s stories of escaping South Vietnam in 1975 during the fall of Saigon. The gunfire, the smoke, the panic – and the joy in having a spot on a U.S. Navy ship that would take them to freedom. “I wouldn’t be here without the actions of those... Read More...

Students Plan Hygeia 2015, “A Celebration of Friendship, Community” - 01/26/2015

Planning to swap their white coats for dresses and tuxedos, College of Medicine students are organizing the 5th annual Hygeia Gala on Saturday, February 13 at the Orlando Museum of Art. Students invite faculty and staff to attend the celebration, which will feature food, drinks and entertainment in a collegial atmosphere. “This is the biggest event... Read More...

College of Medicine Practice Expands, Gets New Name - 01/26/2015

091614-ucf-health-logo-draftThe UCF College of Medicine’s clinical practice, where faculty physicians care for patients from across the community, is expanding and getting a new name. UCF Health, formerly UCF Pegasus Health, will open a second location in Lake Nona on March 16. The new facility is located... Read More...

Burnett Student Chases Earthbound Dust Clouds To Help Protect Astronauts, Alien Worlds - 01/23/2015

Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences student Fernando Valbuena spent his summer as an intern working on a scientific instrument to help scientists determine how dust storms transport potentially dangerous microscopic organisms across thousands of miles. He spent winter break eagerly awaiting early results. The research team, led by University of Florida professor Andrew Schuerger, hopes to... Read More...

Maternal, Child Health Is Focus of Students’ January 30 Global Health Conference - 01/22/2015

Pregnancy and childbirth are one of the leading causes of death for women in developing countries, and the goal of the UCF College of Medicine’s 2015 Global Health Conference is to find ways to change that fact. The student-organized event is open to medical students across Florida and for the first time will include nursing, pharmacy... Read More...

Rikin Patel Matches In Urology, Cites FIRE Project As Inspiration - 01/21/2015

Class of 2015 medical student Rikin Patel matched into a highly competitive urology residency Wednesday, and credited his research project on robotic surgery with inspiring his passion for urology as a specialty. Patel will do his residency training at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, where he spent a month-long clerkship earlier this year. Nationwide there... Read More...

Dr. Balkwill Honored, Dr. Cendan Named Chair, Medical Education - 01/12/2015

The College of Medicine honored Dr. David Balkwill January 12 for his teaching and leadership contributions as he retires as Chair of Medical Education and remains a part-time faculty member in his beloved field of microbiology. Dr. Juan Cendan has accepted the role of chair after serving the past five years as Assistant Dean for... Read More...

Biomedical Researcher Awarded Grant To Study How Toxins Enter Body - 01/12/2015

Cell biologist and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences Dr. Ken Teter says the key to preventing infectious diseases like cholera is by discovering how bacterial toxins enter into the body – and slamming the door on those entranceways. He was recently awarded a $145,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the... Read More...