Nursing Professor Honored Among 2022 UCF Luminary Awardees

Awards & Kudos
November 2, 2022 by
The honor is designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive light on UCF and on their respective fields. Six faculty members were lauded for being leaders and making impacts in their fields during UCF’s annual Luminary Awards on Tuesday at Leu Gardens in Orlando. The Luminary Awards are designed to […]

UCF Awarded $5.7M in Federal Funding for HSI Initiatives Through 2027

Academics
October 28, 2022 by
Through two U.S. Department of Education grants, UCF will increase opportunities to support Hispanic/Latino/a/x student success across the university, with an intentional project dedicated to the nursing profession. Para la versión en Español, oprima aquí. UCF has been selected for two, five-year U.S. Department of Education (ED) Title V grants totaling $5.7 million to reduce […]

UCF Expert Desiree A. Díaz Accepted into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy

Faculty & Staff News
October 13, 2022 by
The associate professor is among 10 global healthcare simulationists who will be inducted into the Class of 2023 Fellows in January. Recognizing her sustained contributions to the field of healthcare simulation, Associate Professor Desiree A. Díaz has been named a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy. Díaz is one of only 10 […]

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 […]

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