Latest College of Medicine News

Medical School Holds International Conference on Inflammation and Health October 15-17 - 08/24/2015

The UCF College of Medicine is bringing together the world’s leading inflammation experts October 15-17 to discuss better ways to understand, control and treat inflammation -- a condition that is the basis of a number of important diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity. World-renowned experts Drs. Salvador Moncada and Peter Libby will headline the... Read More...

Burnett School Holds Largest Research Colloquium - 08/24/2015

The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences welcomed its highest number of new graduate students August 20 at the annual Graduate Research Colloquium, with the 38 new students introduced to the variety of research in available at their new home, from pancreatic cancer treatments to breakthroughs in heart disease. “We want them to immediately come in, feel... Read More...

Basma Selim Named Assistant Dean - 08/21/2015

Basma Selim, Ph.D., a founding staff member at the College of Medicine who helped lead the new college’s strategic planning, assessment and accreditation efforts, has been promoted to assistant dean for planning and knowledge management. Dr. Selim earned her doctorate and M.S. degrees in industrial engineering from UCF after graduating from the American University in Cairo,... Read More...

Electronic Health Records Bring Continuity To International Care - 08/21/2015

The humming generator was a welcome sound as UCF medical student John Kim powered up his server for iPads that would record every medical aspect of the day’s clinic. As one of 49 students, faculty, physicians and dentists caring for impoverished residents in the Dominican Republic, Kim had created a new software that would capture... Read More...

Walk For Heart Health - 08/21/2015

A new school year brings new students and new opportunities for learning and service, including the annual Greater Orlando Heart Walk, where we can come together for a fun, heart-healthy event -- for a good cau The 2015 walk is on Saturday, September 12 on the main UCF campus and Dr. Deborah German, vice president for... Read More...

What To Eat – A Lesson From Dr. Smith - 08/20/2015

We’re inundated with advice on what to eat for optimum health, weight loss and disease prevention. And much of that information is contradictory, confusing or flat-out wrong. However scientific research has shown what foods are best in promoting good health. And on September 23, Dr. Christopher Smith, UCF Health’s board certified specialist in family and integrative... Read More...

Global Lessons In Care, Collaboration - 08/10/2015

The heat and humidity were oppressive and the smell of car fumes mingled with food stalls and garbage as buses carrying UCF medical and nursing faculty and students wound through the narrow downtown streets of San Francisco De Macoris in the northern Dominican Republic. Anticipation was high as the group reached an elementary school that would... Read More...

Chapman Foundation Gift Fosters Humanistic Patient Care - 08/10/2015

A foundation devoted to bringing more humanism to medicine has chosen The UCF College of Medicine for recognition with a grant that will help the young medical school honor and further train students to be compassionate healers. The grant from the Jules B. Chapman, M.D. and Annie Lou Chapman Private Foundation will establish the “Chapman Humanism... Read More...

A Scientific Welcome For Graduate Students - 08/06/2015

The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences will welcome 37 new graduate students this fall with the 2015 Graduate Research Symposium on August 20, an event that highlights the variety of research students and faculty are conducting. The symposium will feature student research presentations on topics ranging from the role of chronic pancreatitis in pancreatic cancer to... Read More...

Protein May Trigger Cancer Cell’s Metabolism - 08/06/2015

New research from the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences has shed light on the workings of a particular protein found in the human body that could have future implications for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative conditions. Previous research by Drs. Maria C. Franco and Alvaro Estevez of the College of Medicine’s Burnett School showed that... Read More...