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Dr. German Honored As Renaissance Woman In Medicine - 10/22/2014

Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and founding dean of the UCF College of Medicine, was honored October 22 as a Renaissance Woman in Medicine, receiving the national Alma Dea Morani M.D. Award from the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine. The award honors an outstanding woman physician or scientist who has... Read More...

Cancer-Killing Agent And Nanotechnology: Promising Technique To Stop Metastasized Cancer Cells - 10/20/2014

A team of UCF researchers just landed a $1.3 million National Institute of Health grant to crack a problem cancer-patients worry about and that specialist struggle with almost daily. They are developing a promising technique to deliver a cancer-fighting drug to cancer cells that escape tumors and move through the body to spread cancer. These metastasized... Read More...

Student Selected To Chair American College Of Physicians Student Group - 10/20/2014

Christin Giordano, an M.D. student in the class of 2016, has been selected as chair of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Council of Student Members, where she will lead 28,000 medical students from around the country who are interested in internal medicine. The ACP is the nation’s largest medical specialty group with more than 141,000... Read More...

Grace Medical Home Partners With REC To Achieve National Recognition For Quality Care - 10/20/2014

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Grace Medical Home, a low-cost clinic for uninsured patients, is one of just 10 clinics nationwide to receive national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The designation means Grace has demonstrated evidence-based, patient-centered care that combines teams of healthcare providers, expanded hours... Read More...

Training Residents As Medical School Teachers - 10/20/2014

Nearly 250 resident physicians from across the community teach UCF medical students in their third- and fourth-year clerkships. And this year, the medical school’s Faculty Development team has begun a new program to help train these busy residents in their role as teachers. On September 30, the team unveiled the new program called CATCH (Catch A... Read More...

Casselberry First Responders Attend Med School To Serve Public Better - 10/16/2014

[brightcove id= 3843572690001 float=left]About 40 Casselberry firefighter-paramedics attended medical school this week to get an inside look at human anatomy – training they said prepares them to do an even better job at saving lives in emergencies. The paramedics from Casselberry’s two fire stations spent four days in the UCF College of Medicine’s state-of-the-art Anatomy Lab... Read More...

Senator Thompson’s Challenge: “Who’s Got Next?” - 10/16/2014

State Senator Geraldine Thompson shared the civil rights legacy of Orlando’s first African American physicians as she challenged College of Medicine faculty, staff and students October 13 to reach beyond themselves to help those in need. Senator Thompson, D-Orlando, was the featured speaker at the medical school’s Lunch and Learn to begin Diversity Week celebrations. She... Read More...

A Tale of Two Viruses: How Worried Should We Be? - 10/15/2014

With media headlines dominated by Ebola and enterovirus 68, how concerned should we be? We went to virus expert Dr. Griffith Parks, director of the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, to explain what science knows about the two viruses, how they’re spread and how they can be prevented. Ebola and enterovirus 68... Read More...

Dr. Dangiolo Named To Florida’s New Alzheimer’s Disease Research Board - 10/13/2014

College of Medicine faculty member and geriatrics specialist Dr. Mariana Dangiolo has been appointed to the state’s new Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board, created to help fund research into the prevention and cure of the neurodegenerative disease. Florida has an estimated 500,000 residents with Alzheimer’s disease of America’s 5.2 million sufferers. During the 2014 legislative... Read More...

US VA Chief Touts Opportunities For UCF Medical Residents - 10/06/2014

New U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Robert McDonald stopped by the College of Medicine October 2 to speak to faculty and new internal medicine residents about opportunities for training and employment at the VA. Orlando is one of several cities across the country with medical education centers and VA facilities that McDonald will visit during his first... Read More...