UCF Health Leaders Academy Helps Teens Chart Path to Medicine

College & Campus News
July 29, 2022 by
Organized by the UCF College of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the week-long Health Leaders Summer Academy helped students chart their career paths to healthcare professions. They learned about health-centered education tracks and programs at UCF, tour university campuses and facilities, and engaged in activities designed to increase interest, awareness and passion for […]

Knights Do That: The Future of Nursing

College & Campus News
May 2, 2022 by
In episode 23 — the ninth episode of season two of Knights Do That — we speak with Desiree Díaz, associate professor and undergraduate simulation coordinator in the UCF College of Nursing and president-elect of International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL). She shares how UCF is leading the charge in virtual reality education, how […]

UCF Faculty Earn $1.5 Million Grant to Support Healthcare Provider Resiliency

Faculty & Staff News
February 16, 2022 by
Funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will be used to help develop an interprofessional, evidence-based virtual program to prevent burnout, suicide, mental health conditions and substance-use disorders among healthcare workers. Associate Professor and healthcare simulation expert Desiree Díaz is part of the interprofessional team of researchers at UCF. Read More

2 UCF Professors Elected as IEEE Fellows for Career Achievements

Awards & Kudos
January 20, 2022 by
The new honorees brings UCF’s total Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellows to 17. Pegasus Professor and Endowed Chair Greg Welch is one of two UCF professors honored as a 2022 Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a prestigious national distinction. Their fellowships bring the total number of IEEE fellows […]

General Dynamics Mission Systems Donates Mixed Reality Headsets to UCF

Academics
December 10, 2021 by
Students and faculty across UCF are benefitting from 250 new mixed reality headsets that will be used for applications ranging from developing robotic sensors to designing interactive backgrounds for special events. The headsets are a gift from General Dynamics Mission Systems and are fully self-contained computers that allow wearers to operate untethered in a hologram-enhanced […]

Endowed Chair Greg Welch Named to the National Academy of Inventors

Awards & Kudos
December 7, 2021 by
The Pegasus Professor and Endowed Chair, who specializes in simulation and modeling, is UCF’s 17th NAI fellow — the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Greg Welch is one of 164 national faculty members who have been named to the National Academy of Inventors and one of only 10 from Florida this year. Welch […]

UCF Innovations Take Top Awards at 2021 TechConnect World Conference

Awards & Kudos
December 2, 2021 by
AdventHealth Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation Greg Welch and Assistant Professor Gerd Bruder from UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training won an Innovation Award at the 2021 TechConnect World Conference for a new way to magnify objects in augmented reality (AR). Bruder and Welch’s invention, which is awaiting a patent, resulted from research looking for ways […]

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