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UCF Students Sign With Orlando Magic

Friday October 15, 2010
Thirty-five UCF students will sign the national anthem for deaf and hard-of-hearing fans before all Magic home basketball games, including the preseason and playoffs.

Study Examines How Rural Communities Cope With Natural Disasters

Tuesday September 21, 2010
Researchers from UCF’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Management will examine how rural communities in 11 counties in Central Florida prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.

Critics Love New Nursing Home Book

Wednesday September 8, 2010
Researchers from the college are the authors of a new book, Improving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, published this month by Johns Hopkins University Press.

New Planning Program to Help Communities Handle Growth, Rail

Monday August 23, 2010
As Central Florida communities struggle with growth and prepare for new high-speed and commuter rail lines, the University of Central Florida is poised to train more planners who can help them.

Public Affairs' Program Returns to Orlando Campus

Friday August 20, 2010
The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs has returned to the Orlando campus after being housed at a facility in the Central Florida Research Park for the past five and a half years.

Grant to Provide Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Monday July 19, 2010
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Students in the College of Health and Public Affairs who face economic hardship may be eligible to receive scholarship support thanks to federal funding that aims to increase the number of health professionals working in underserved areas.

New Aphasia House Offers Innovative Therapy in a Home-Like Setting

Wednesday July 14, 2010
A new facility dedicated solely to innovative therapy for individuals with aphasia, or the loss of speech resulting from neurologic injury, has been established at the University of Central Florida with an anonymous $25,000 donation.

Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Splits Into Two Departments

Thursday July 1, 2010
The College of Health and Public Affairs is pleased to announce that the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies has split into two departments, effective today.

Gift Aids Health Care Informatics Program

Thursday June 17, 2010
CompuTech City, a health information technology company based in Casselberry, Fla., and its California-based partner, SuiteMed, have donated software and technical support valued at more than $2.2 million to UCF’s master’s degree program in health care informatics.

Liberman Discusses Health Care Benefit Changes on Fox 35 News

Tuesday June 15, 2010
Professor Aaron Liberman discusses the impact of health care reform on businesses in this segment aired by Fox 35 Orlando.


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
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