Latest College of Medicine News

Giraffe and Elephant Fable Drives Diversity Session - 09/19/2014

[brightcove id= 3794772969001 float=left]A giraffe and an elephant helped teach important lessons about inclusion at September 9’s Diversity Lunch and Learn session that focused on how an institution’s home culture may inadvertently be built to exclude others. Julie O’Mara, co-author of Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks, a guide to making organizations more inclusive, led the fifth... Read More...

Promising Research Highlights Dean’s Society Meeting - 09/19/2014

Dean’s Society members – a group united by their strong support of the College of Medicine – heard from two recently hired academic leaders on September 11 who are helping “turbo-boost” the young medical school into its next phase of research and clinical education. Society members and guests met Dr. Griffith Parks, new director of the... Read More...

Dr. Singla Named Fellow Of International Academy Of Cardiovascular Sciences - 09/18/2014

College of Medicine Professor Dinender Singla, Ph.D. has been elected as a fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, an organization committed to the worldwide sharing of research and educational information to combat heart disease. The academy selects no more than 250 fellows at any given time “who have shown great commitment in promoting cardiovascular... Read More...

Legislative Grant Aids UCF Crohn’s Disease Research - 09/18/2014

The UCF College of Medicine has received a $500,000 grant from the Florida Legislature to further its research into Crohn’s disease and is sharing the funding with the University of Miami to investigate causes and better treatments for patients sickened with the inflammatory bowel disease. Part of UCF’s funding will study whether fried foods cause... Read More...

Heart Walk Raises Over $1 Million At UCF Campus - 09/08/2014

More than 20,000 walkers gathered at the UCF main campus September 6 and so far raised more than $1 million to combat heart disease, the leading cause of death for both American men and women, accounting for more than 600,000 deaths every year. The Greater Orlando Heart Walk is one of more than 400 events nationwide... Read More...

Medical Students Tapped For Robotic Surgery Study - 09/08/2014

UCF medical students had the opportunity to participate in a Florida Hospital robotic surgery study during their lunch breaks recently in an effort to improve training for the high-tech surgery by testing people from all walks of life. “Medical students are great for this because they have the knowledge, they have the culture, and they have... Read More...

Concussions Don’t Just Happen On Football Field - 09/08/2014

As sports season kicks in for the new school year and more people head outdoors in hopes of exercising in slightly cooler temperatures, the number of concussions increases. However, Dr. Leonardo Oliveira, a sports medicine specialist at the UCF College of Medicine, says you don’t have to be an athlete to suffer such a brain... Read More...

Student’s Gout Research Honored by Florida Medical Association - 09/08/2014

The very personal research mission of one UCF College of Medicine student received honors at the Florida Medical Association’s 2014 David A. Paulus, M.D Poster Symposium in July. Second-year M.D. student Jae Kim received second place honors among 100 other presentations for his research on gout, a disease his brother-in-law suffers from. Gout, a form of... Read More...

College Of Medicine Earns Prestigious Grant For Professional Assessment Using A Mobile App - 08/29/2014

A UCF mobile app that will be used to assess the professionalism of medical students and residents has received a prestigious grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation’s Institute on Medicine as a Profession, a national organization that works to improve healthcare and medical professionalism in the United States. The Foundation describes itself as the only... Read More...

Trimming The Fat: A Conversation On Healthy Cooking Oils - 08/26/2014

With so many oils on the market, it’s hard for consumers to know which is best in terms of heart health and nutritional value. The College of Medicine’s internationally known cardiovascular scientist presented his top choices on August 19 at the college’s first Science and Wellness Series. Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy, interim associate dean for research's... Read More...