Latest College of Medicine News

Detectives Of Life, Health, Death - 02/08/2016

Their first patients had succumbed to heart disease, cancer, emphysema. But for UCF first-year medical students, the cause of death was just a fraction of what they learned about the people who had donated their bodies to science. The students’ 17 weeks of Anatomy Lab – a rite of passage in medical school – was... Read More...

Chip Youngblood Is USPS Employee Of Month - 02/08/2016

College of Medicine Facilities Scheduler Chip Youngblood is UCF’s November USPS Employee of the Month, and will be one of just 12 employees eligible to win the UCF USPS Employee of the Year for fiscal year 2016.  The university has more than 1,600 USPS employees. Recently, Beth Scheitzach, Organizational Development & Training manager, presented Youngblood with... Read More...

Students, Faculty Provide Health Checks At Zora Festival - 02/08/2016

Participants took a break from the music, food and shopping at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 30 to get free health screenings from the UCF College of Medicine. The festival honors Hurston, an author, anthropologist and activist and her hometown of Eatonville FL, the oldest incorporated African-American municipality in the United States. For the fifth... Read More...

UCF Med Student Teaches NASA About Brain, Balance - 02/05/2016

As a child, he dreamed of becoming an astronaut. On February 3, College of Medicine senior Pouya Shooliz served the space agency in a different way – by teaching several hundred NASA employees at Kennedy Space Center about balance and the brain. On the anniversaries of the Space Shuttle Challenger and Space Shuttle Columbia disasters, NASA... Read More...

UCF Health Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care - 02/01/2016

UCF Health, the College of Medicine physician practice, received recognition today as a nationally certified Patient-Centered Medical Home for its use of evidence-based, patient-centered care in a teamwork environment. Only about 10 percent of U.S. primary care practices have received the honor. The National Committee for Quality Assurance gives medical home recognition to practices with a model... Read More...

Burnett Undergrad Rower: Never Give Up - 01/26/2016

Biomedical sciences major Leonie Hamel juggles being exceptional at rowing and being in agony with rowing every day. The Ireland native is a national champion in her home country. She’s a conference champion in the States. Since she was 14, Hamel has demanded 100 percent of herself every time she is in the boat. That expectation... Read More...

Early Match Results: 4 For 4 - 01/25/2016

All four College of Medicine seniors who went through early residency match have placed in top programs across the country. While 2016 National Match Day is March 18, the specialties of ophthalmology and urology match early and are considered among the nation’s most competitive. Seniors David Griffin, Amber Hoang and Matt Tadrus matched into ophthalmology, while... Read More...

Global Health Conference Tackles Neglected Tropical Diseases - 01/25/2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE9wzkg2HRs The theme of “Neglected Tropical Diseases” at the College of Medicine’s 5th Annual Global Health conference was fueled by a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic over the summer. “We saw many diseases that are caused by mosquitoes and other vectors causing a lot of burden on the underdeveloped countries of the world,” said... Read More...

Improving Heart Surgery With 3-D Printing - 01/25/2016

Three-D printer technology developed by College of Medicine cardiac researcher Dr. Dinender Singla is providing greater precision and patient safety for a Orlando pediatric heart surgeon and medical school faculty member Dr. William DeCampli. Recently, WKMG-TV, Channel 6 reporter/anchor Julie Broughton, visited Dr. Singla’s lab at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. She spoke to the... Read More...

Sick? We’re Here To Help - 01/25/2016

Wake up sick? Still battling the cold or flu? UCF Health, the College of Medicine physician practice, can help. And you don’t have to be a patient. The practice is now offering walk-in care for sick visits – for everyone. Just stop by Monday through Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. at our East Orlando location on... Read More...