$5.5M Gift From Helene Fuld Health Trust to Create Simulation Center at New UCF Nursing Building

Building at Lake Nona
May 19, 2023 by
The funding will support a state-of-the-art facility that will house a Virtual Hospital and Clinical Skills Exam Suite. UCF is pleased to announce the Helene Fuld Health Trust (Fuld Trust) has committed a $5.5 million gift to the College of Nursing’s new education and teaching facility in Lake Nona. This funding will specifically support the […]

Knowledge is Power for Disabled Veteran and UCF Nursing Graduate

Alumni & Friends
May 4, 2023 by
At age 62, Nadine Jacobson ’23MSN, who is legally blind, has overcome many challenges in life but has persevered in her commitment to lifelong learning. Like the other students who are receiving a master’s degree in healthcare simulation this weekend at UCF, Nadine Jacobson is a licensed registered nurse. But unlike her peers, she isn’t actively […]

UCF Leads Development of First Large-scale System for Extended Reality Research

College & Campus News
April 25, 2023 by
The nearly $5 million project will facilitate human subjects research to improve extended reality technologies for the general population and make them more inclusive to groups such as older adults or people with disabilities. A University of Central Florida researcher is leading a nearly $5 million U.S. National Science Foundation-funded project to develop the first, […]

Simulation Sparks Global Collaboration, Enhances Education

College & Campus News
March 24, 2023 by
A group of UCF College of Nursing students and faculty spent spring break in The Bahamas to study abroad and gain a global perspective in healthcare. “Simulation is a means to forge partnerships and collaborations in a safe environment,” says Desiree A. Díaz, a global healthcare simulation expert at UCF College of Nursing. “It is […]

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

College & Campus News
March 17, 2023 by
An interdisciplinary team of UCF researchers are focusing on the human connection to improve heart health in medically underserved communities thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Health’s Health Resources & Services Administration. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and stroke, is the leading cause of death in the U.S. But it […]

Innovative VR Therapy Helps Patients Overcome PTSD Caused by Hospital Stays

College & Campus News
February 17, 2023 by
Assistant Professor of Nursing Brian Peach is leading the study, which uses exposure therapy featuring virtual reality with real sounds and smells, all mimicking the patients’ intensive care experience. Exceptional medical care from first responders, nurses and doctors routinely saves the lives of patients with critical illnesses. But many of those patients will suffer from […]

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 […]

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