Center Reports on Nurse Education in Florida
The UCF-based Florida Center for Nursing surveyed the state’s nursing programs in 2016-17 and recently reported its findings to Gov. Rick Scott and state legislative leaders. Among its findings: 1) The number of nursing education programs in the state has increased by 109% since July 2009 and 2) the number of seats available in nursing education programs decreased 27 percent from 2015-16 to 2016-17. Read more FCN report highlights.
COHPA Faculty Receive ACER Award
Three COHPA faculty members are among the recipients of the 2017-2018 Advancement of Early Career Research Awards from the Office of Research and Commercialization: Matt Stock, assistant professor of health professions; Lauren Bislick Wilson, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders; and Eunkyung “Muriel” Lee, assistant professor of health professions.
Student, Faculty Team Place Second at HIMSS Case Competition
Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur and master of health care informatics students Tyler Winterfeld and Nicholas Martinez won second place out of eight teams in the HIMSS Case Competition, a national level competition for graduate students in health care informatics.
Just Two Seats Left for Taiwan Study Abroad
The 2018 UCF Taiwan Study Abroad Program is open for students interested in health or related fields. This three-credit program will introduce students to issues related to Asian culture, health care and aging society, while exposing them to the island’s cuisine and culture. The application deadline is Feb. 1. Register for the program here or contact email@example.com.
Children Receive Adapted Toys
Children with significant speech, language and physical disabilities received free toys adapted to meet their needs at a holiday-themed event Dec. 14 at the Communication Disorders Clinic. The children are clients of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) demonstration center within the clinic. Learn more in local news coverage by WESH 2 and News 13.
Student Publishes Article for American Society for Public Administration
Brie Haupt, a doctoral student in public affairs in the public administration track, recently wrote and published an article for the PA Times, a publication in association with the American Society for Public Administration. Her article, entitled “Publishing and Perishing as a Doctoral Student,” can be viewed here.
Health Sciences Student Makes History-Making Football Play
UCF football player Tre Neal (#23) made the history-making game winning play on the goal line in overtime during UCF’s AAC Championship game Dec. 2 against Memphis. Neal is a junior majoring in health sciences in the College of Health and Public Affairs. View the winning-moment here.
Associate Professor Recognized During UCF Football Game
Associate Professor Lee Ross of the Department of Criminal Justice was honored by the UCF athletic staff before and during the UCF vs USF football game on Nov. 24. Ross was recognized for being the first criminologist in Florida to qualify as an expert witness in a domestic violence case. Ross’s picture and research topics, which range from religion and social control theory to mandatory arrest policy, were displayed on the scoreboard during the recognition.
Mutual of America
Mutual of America selected Children’s Home Society of Florida’s partnership with UCF, Orange County Public Schools and Orange Blossom Family Health in support of Evans High School • A Community Partnership School for its national Community Partnership Award for 2017. The partner organizations were recognized at an awards event Nov. 15 in New York City. Learn about Evans and the partnership in a compelling 15-minute video produced by MOA.
2017 SDPS Conference Awards
Associate Dean and Professor Thomas Wan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the health sciences from the Society for Process and Design Science at the society’s 2017 conference last week (photo). In addition, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs student Orville Clayton won first place for his presentation at the conference’s Doctoral Symposium (photo), and Assistant Professor Varadraj Gurupur received a Special Service Award for taking a lead role in organizing the conference (photo). Congratulations!