Nursing Expert Helping Make Orlando a More Age-Friendly Community

November 15, 2019 by
The U.S. population is aging quickly, and the AARP estimates that one out of every five adults in the country will be 65 or older by 2030. Aging expert and UCF College of Nursing Assistant Professor Ladda Thiamwong is helping ensure the City of Orlando is better able to support and improve the quality of […]

1 Year Later: Parkland Shooting Survivor Finds Positivity After Tragedy

February 11, 2019 by
Kaitlyn Jesionowski, a first-year UCF student, recounts her experience as a Parkland shooting survivor and shares how she’s forged the road to recovery. Bullets from a semi-automatic rifle drilled into Room 1214 of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as dozens of students dove for cover in fear for their lives. As the […]

UCF Changes Lives for Uninsured Farmworkers with Funds from Florida Blue

January 23, 2019 by
A generous grant will help free clinics staffed by the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, physical therapy and social work programs serve 400-500 patients each year. For hundreds of Apopka farmworkers living in poverty, receiving regular, quality healthcare is an endless challenge. But thanks to an interdisciplinary effort from the University of Central Florida’s […]

UCF Receives Grant from Florida Blue to Improve Health in Parramore

January 16, 2019 by
The Parramore Healthy Community Coalition will spearhead initiatives ranging from nutrition education to diabetes screenings for the community. Healthy lifestyles enable individuals to live full, productive lives. It allows children to maximize their growth and learning potential. It enables parents to excel at their careers and pass along positive behaviors to their children. It creates […]


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